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 Candidates in Odesa region are running at local election to engage in corrupt schemes of land distribution – Saakashvili

This week, Prosecutor's Office in the Odesa region opened a criminal case against several persons associated with Serhiy Kivalov on the fact of vote buying.

Head of the Odesa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili announced on Shuster LIVE TV show, Censor.NET reports.

Saakashvili reported about facts of bribing of Zatoka village inhabitants. During his speech Saakashvili also spoke about corruption schemes of land distribution in the Odesa region.

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According to him, the candidates are striving for power in the Odesa region to appropriate land plots.

"We have to ask about the motivation of the people who are running in the local election. They are often linked to gang violence. Village councils and city councils distribute land. These people spend 10 to 20 thousand dollars, depending on how much land in a particular area costs, get elected and that's it. In the next four years they appropriate the remaining land. It is a standard technology. We are dealing with it," he said.


 
 
 
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