Activists have created and published a web page with a list of deputies – button-pressers or cheaters.
Activists of public movement ‘Chesto’ [frankly] launched a separate section on their website which is dedicated to members of parliament who cheat during the voting (knopkodavy.chesno.org).
Authors of the project published list of deputies of Verkhovna Rada who did button pressing in parliament, they voted for other deputies.
Currently the list includes 21 deputies. In addition to names authors published such information as: fraction to which the politician belongs, date of registered violation and direct photo and video evidence.
According to the list, the most active among button-pressers in current Verkhovna Rada convocation is former deputy of Party of Regions, current leader of Deputy group ‘Renaissance’ Vitaliy Khomutynnik, who was caught red-handed for 4 times already.
Button-pressing is the negative practice which appeared in Ukrainian parliament. It means non-personal voting when deputy votes for other deputies using their cards. Button-pressing in violations of Constitution and Rules of Procedure of the Parliament according to which the MP should vote personally.