The Central Election Commission has refused to register former head of the Presidential Administration Andriy Klyuyev, who was nominated by the Liberal Party of Ukraine in constituency No.46 with the center in Bakhmut, as candidate for people's deputy. The decision was made at a meeting of the commission on June 23, - the CEC reports.
"Denied registration of candidate for the people's deputy of Ukraine to A. Klyuyev, nominated by the Liberal Party of Ukraine, in constituency No.46", - noted in it.
The report does not specify the reason for the refusal, however, according to the information of the Opora civil network on Facebook, the refusal to register Andriy Klyuyev as candidate for deputy was due to the fact that according to the requirements of the law, he did not live in Ukraine since 2014.
His entourage tried to manipulate this rule of law and achieve registration. "A representative of the Liberal Party of Ukraine stated during the meeting that for the last 5 years, Klyuyev has been living in Donetsk, and Donetsk is Ukrainian territory. Therefore, according to him, there is no reason to refuse Klyuyev to be registered as candidate", - Opora reports.
Currently, Donetsk belongs to the temporarily uncontrolled territories of the Ukrainian government. There is no information that Andriy Klyuyev really lives in occupied Donetsk. According to him, on February 23, 2014, he met in Crimea with former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych ousted from power, and on February 28, he was put on the wanted list. The Security Service of Ukraine has established that he is located in the territory of Russia, in the Moscow oblast. An indirect confirmation of his presence in the Russian Federation is the fact of his speech on December 16, 2016 in the Dorogomilovsky court of Moscow at the meeting on the suit of former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Oliynik, demanding to recognize the Revolution of Dignity as "coup d'etat".
As previously reported, Andriy Klyuyev was First Deputy Prime Minister, Secretary of the NSDC and head of the Presidential Administration during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych.