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Kyiv Post - - Opinion -

The govern­ment an­nounced it will pay one-time Hr 2,410 bonuses for the poor­est pen­sion­ers in March and April. The bonuses, ini­ti­ated by Pres­i­dent Petro Poroshenko, are largely seen as a way to en­cour­age vot­ers to sup­port Poroshenko's re-elec­tion on the March 31. Poroshenko, how­ever, says it's his "way to fight poverty." In­te­rior Min­is­ter Arsen Avakov also claimed that Poroshenko's cam­paign staff had been iden­ti­fy­ing vot­ers loyal to the pres­i­dent and of­fer­ing them fi­nan­cial ben­e­fits from the state bud­get. This was also de­nied by Poroshenko's camp. (Car­toon by Ge­orgiy Kli­uch­nik)

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