The Kyiv Post welcomes feedback about our new website and we stand ready to fix any problems users might encounter in our test phase. Contact us at: or +38-044-591-3344. Thank you!

Share Tweet Pocket Add to Bookmarks
You're reading: Yanukovych calling on local authorities to prevent pressure on media

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has called on local government officials not to allow pressure to be put on the media during the election campaign.

“I would like to warn all officials at all levels again –
interference in the electoral process is a violation of the law, and we
will check every report of it. Both the system of law enforcement
agencies, and, of course, the courts, will respond in line with the
existing law,” he said at the Council of Regions on Wednesday.

Yanukovych said there had recently been complaints from different political parties as regards various violations.

“I would like you to pay attention to violations in sensitive areas,
such as obstructing the work of journalists and the media. If you
receive such complaints, you must respond immediately and in any case do
not allow pressure on the media at any level,” the president said.

Yanukovych again said there was a need to promote equal conditions in the election campaign.

Speaking about the organization of the monitoring system, the
president said there had been positive feedback from various European
institutions, including from future election observers.

Found a spelling error? Let us know – highlight it and press Ctrl + Enter.


Add comment

Sorry, you must be logged in to post a comment.
More in this section

Add a picture
Choose file
Add a quote

Are you sure you want to delete your comment?


Are you sure you want to delete all user's comments?


Are you sure you want to unapprove user's comment?


Are you sure you want to move to spam user's comment?


Are you sure you want to move to trash user's comment?

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: