Leader of the United Center party Viktor Baloha said that his former party mate Mykhailo Lanio is not his comrade in the comments on Facebook social network. Answering the question "Viktor Ivanovich, do you consider your friend Lanio, who is a candidate to the parliament, below your level?" Baloha said: "Since he is now a shot caller in the Party of Regions he is not my friend anymore."
Mykhailo Lanio became a member of the Transcarpathian Regional Council as a representative of the United Center party, but later transferred to the PoR. Allegedly he did that because Baloha had refused to support him in the elections to the Supreme Council, and the Party of Regions agreed to make him their representative in the constituency number 70.