99% of expenses of Parliamentary parties are public funds

Parliamentary political parties actually live entirely on public funds. Thus, 99% of the parties' expenses in 2018 were money from the State Budget of Ukraine. In January-March, the party collectively spent UAH 85.2 million, of which 84.4 million were the State Budget money.

The "People's Front" spent 20.2 million over three months (99% of which were budget money), the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko "Solidarity” (BPP) spent 28.7 million (99%), the Opposition Block - 6.3 million (99%), "Samopomich" (or "Self-Reliance") - 20 million (99%), the Radical party of Oleh Lyashko - 5.5 million (95%), All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" (Batkivshchyna) - 4.2 million (92%).

During the first quarter, parties even bought such basic necessities as detergents, garbage bags, napkins, towels, office paper and print cartridges for public money (in particular, it is reflected in the Radical Party of Lyashko report).

In general, People's Front Party and "Fatherland" (Batkivshchyna) spent most of the state funds on rental of premises (7.5 and 2.1 million respectively), BPP and Opposition Bloc – on local branches (17.3 and 3.5 million), the Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko - on salaries (2.2 million), "Samopomich" - on supplies and payment of services (7.5 million).

Traditionally, part of the money (6.3 million) parties used to pay for advertising in the media. The biggest amount of money for propaganda was spent by "Samopomich" - 2.9 million for publishing activities.

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