"There is more than 1 mln voters in Kharkiv, and only 18 members of the city election commission accept documents from 601 precinct election commissions. As a result, 2,500 people gathered - three people from each precinct and the accompanying police officers. Tired after all the arrangements and the voting itself, people came at night to reserve a place in the line. Rows and scuffles followed, especially when at 6 a.m. people started to receive tokens with numbers of priority: one woman had her arm dislocated, another man got the ribs beaten. Fortunately, there was no need to call ambulance," Opora noted.
As head of the Kharkiv election commission Hanna Byndych said on phone, only 30 percent of protocols had been accepted and their processing had not started yet: "It will take three days."