Parliamentary political parties spent the majority of funds received from the State Budget of Ukraine for advertisement in the media

Parliamentary political parties spent the majority of funds received from the State Budget of Ukraine for advertisement in the media. For the year of state funding (from September 2016 to September 2017), the party collectively spent almost half a billion UAH (436 million), 407 million of which were the state budget funds. The largest funds (128 million) were spent on advertisement in mass media (TV, radio, print media, billboards). There was spent more money on advertisement, than on wages and rent of premises taken together. The parties spent 57 million UAH (13%) on the salary, for the lease of premises - 46 million (11%). For expenditures and payment for services (purchasing of stationery, etc.) they spent 66 million (15%).

The largest percentage for advertisement was spent by the following parties: “the People's Front”, “Samopomich”, “Radical Party of Oleg Lyashko” and “Opposition bloc”. Party "Batkivshchina” spent most of the money on renting premises, Block of Petro Poroshenko "Solidarity" - on local branches.

Within the year "the People's Front" spent 109 million UAH on statutory actives. Of these, 33 million went to advertising in the media, 25 million UAH - on salaries and rent.

“Radical Party of Oleg Lyashko” spent 47 million UAH, 19 million of which was aimed at advertising. The party actively is advertised on TV.

The party “Samopomich” spent 104 million UAH, 39 million of which for advocacy. Most of the money was spent on the party newspaper.

“Opposition bloc” received budget funds in the 2nd quarter of 2017 for the first time. Since that time the party spent 15 million UAH, 13 million of which were the funds of the state budget. About half of them (5 million) was spent no work in the media (adv).

The All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" (“Batkivshchina”) spent 24 million UAH: one-third of the funds (6.7 million) was spent for the lease of premises.

The Block of Petro Poroshenko "Solidarity" spent 123 million UAH, the half of which (63 million) was transferred to the local branches. The "Solidarity" is the only one from parliamentary parties that actively spent money on the development of the party network.