Rivne Oblast: Monk Hasn`t Seen Candidate`s Money (Video)
Dean of Hurby Monastery denied the information that a FPP candidate, Head of Dubno Raion State Administration Danylo Korylkevych donated ten thousand hryvnias for construction of the church.
On 17 April 2012, at the celebration of the 68th anniversary of the battle of Hurby, the FPP candidate in the electoral district 154 Danylo Korylkevych informed the audience that he had donated ten thousand hryvnias for the construction of Hurby Monastery. Information about the candidate's activities on renovation and construction of churches of the district is an important part of Danylo Korylkevych's campaign work. However, as OPORA observers found out, funds for construction of the monastery might not have arrived from the candidate. Hieromonk, Dean of Hurby Monastery Father Nifont says so.
On 21 October, the hieromonk published information that the candidate groundlessly boasts his participation in the construction of Hurby Monastery on the website gurby-monastyr.org.ua. However, the very next day, free access to the information was restricted with a password. Danylo Korylkevych headquarters could neither confirm nor deny the information on the allocation of funds for the monastery. According to the lawyer Vyacheslav Svirets, the candidate donates to many churches of the district therefore it is very difficult to find information on a particular financial transaction in the Accounting Department.
At the same time, the Dean's statement has already been used by the opponents of Danylo Korylkevych for anti-campaigning for the candidate. In the district 154, leaflets saying that Head of Dubno Raion State Administration is fooling voters telling them about his participation in the development of churches have appeared. The materials contain the imprint but the check has showed they may be false. Indeed, the leaflet states that the materials were printed on the equipment of the Ukrainian People's Party. Head of the oblast organisation of the UPP Svitlana Nikolina is responsible for the issue, who claims she hasn't seen this leaflet or ordered its printing.