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The criminal investigation
concerns an alleged attempt to steal State property on a large scale and
is linked to the Indar insulin factory of which Romanyuk was Deputy
Director. However given that the criminal case dates back to 2008 and
Romanyuk was not a suspect when he ran for parliamentary office in
October 2012, skepticism from the Italian authorities would seem
inevitable.

They have compelling grounds for paying close attention to the circumstances around the elections and subsequent events. 

In
the October parliamentary elections, Viktor Romanyuk stood for election
from the opposition Batkivshchyna Party in single mandate election
district No. 94.  He was clearly (albeit, unexpectedly) in the lead
until his main opponent, Party of the Regions candidate, and wife of the
former Kyiv Regional Governor, Tetyana Zasukha, applied to the court to
have the election results in some precincts cancelled. 

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