On the night of October 10, several dozen people staged a rally near the country house of the ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in the village of Kozin, Obukhiv region. This was reported by the police of the Kiev region. Deputies of the European Solidarity party and Poroshenko himself called the participants “titushki” and accused the office of the current head of state, Volodymyr Zelensky, of organizing the protests. Earlier, the SBU announced its intention to check Poroshenko because of his possible connections with the chairman of the political council of the Opposition Platform – For Life party Viktor Medvedchuk. Experts note that Zelensky does not adequately respond to criticism and suppresses any opposition by “illegal or forceful” methods.
On Sunday night, several dozen people staged a protest action near the country house of the ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in the village of Kozin, Obukhiv region. After a while, supporters of his party “European Solidarity” began to move to the scene. This was reported by the police of the Kiev region.
“At midnight, in the village of Kozin, a peaceful rally of two public organizations with different points of view on political events in the country began. At the scene of the incident, public order is ensured by over 60 employees of the Obukhov District Police Department, Dialogue Police and Special Forces. A verbal conflict broke out between the protesters, which the police quickly ended. Now the police are making sure that the actions of the rally participants are held within the law, ”the ministry said in a statement posted on Facebook.
At the same time, the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from the “European Solidarity” Irina Gerashchenko said that the protesters who surrounded the house of the ex-president tried to break through. In her Facebook post, she also stated that the protesters were hired provocateurs.
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“Titushki, who were recruited at night in social networks for paid“ shares ”, began to break into the house of Petro Poroshenko. Not a bad picture on the eve of the Ukraine-EU summit. As Zelensky said there, is he promoting an “aggressive foreign policy”? I forgot to add about the insane inner “, – wrote Gerashchenko.
In turn, the deputy from the “European Solidarity” Oleksiy Goncharenko in his Telegram channel claimed that among the activists there were many teenagers who allegedly received from 700 to 1000 hryvnia for participating in the action. Then he called it a poorly staged provocation organized by the office of President Zelensky.
Petro Poroshenko himself commented on the incident. On his Facebook page, he called the audience “Russian-speaking titushki”.
“With this dirty scenario, made with money stolen from taxpayers, they are trying to divert attention in order to avoid responsibility,” the former head of state said.
He thanked the supporters who gathered at his home, and also assigned responsibility for organizing the action to the office of the President of Ukraine, adding that he was not afraid of Volodymyr Zelensky.
“I want to say to the office of the president: you will be responsible for this. You will be responsible for the inaction of law enforcement agencies, for the fact that the president’s office issues orders to buy titushki, sends them here, disgracing Ukraine. Vladimir Alexandrovich, we are definitely not afraid of you, but you are afraid of us! ” – Poroshenko said.
Earlier, the former Ukrainian president accused the current one of corruption crimes. Speaking on October 4 at the parliamentary conciliation council, the leader of European Solidarity said that Ukraine was “under attack” because of the actions of Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Today we need to talk about crimes, about international crimes by the top leadership of the state and personally by Volodymyr Zelensky. Unfortunately, now the state of Ukraine is under attack … because of the actions of President Zelensky, Ukraine appears in the world as a state whose leader is involved in global corruption, in laundering money stolen in Ukraine together with his business partner, Mr. Kolomoisky … ” – quotes the words of Poroshenko “Ukrainian truth”.
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We will remind, earlier, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published the Pandora Dossier, which states, in particular, that Zelensky and his entourage could be involved in the transfer of $ 40 million from the structures of the oligarch Igor Kolomoisky to their offshore companies.
However, the office of the President of Ukraine disowned the accusations, explaining that the investigation is about the events of 2012 and earlier, and the operations with offshore structures were due to the “peculiarities of the market” of that time. Adviser to the head of the presidential office, Mikhail Podolyak, commenting on the Pandora Dossier, said that Zelensky “impeccably fulfills all anti-corruption laws.”
It is worth noting that Petro Poroshenko, when he was the president of Ukraine, was himself involved in an offshore scandal. In 2016, the Center for the Study of Corruption and Organized Crime published the so-called “Panama Dossier”, which claimed that Poroshenko was withdrawing funds from Ukraine with the help of firms in the offshore zone of the British Virgin Islands.
At the same time, the head of the SBU Ivan Bakanov said that his department would check the ex-president and ex-head of the National Bank Valeria Gontareva for involvement in the case of one of the leaders of the Opposition Platform, Viktor Medvedchuk.
The latter was earlier announced a new suspicion of high treason and aiding the activities of a terrorist organization.
“To date, we do not disclose other persons involved in the interests of the investigation. At the same time, taking into account what we saw, another option than to work out the version of the involvement of Mr. Poroshenko and Mrs. Gontareva in this process is simply impossible, ”Bakanov said.
At the same time, the SBU released the recordings of Medvedchuk’s conversations, in which Poroshenko’s name appears. According to the ministry, Medvedchuk allegedly helped to disrupt the supply of coal from abroad to Ukraine in order to instead sell coal mined in the Donbass, which is not controlled by the Ukrainian authorities.
In turn, the press service of the “European Solidarity” said that Poroshenko categorically rejects the accusations of collusion with Medvedchuk and considers them “black PR against political opponents.”
According to a RT source in the European Solidarity party, Zelensky’s entourage hates Petro Poroshenko.
“They are looking for an opportunity to bring him to criminal responsibility, they are looking for any opportunities to open new cases. And such actions under the house of the former president are an attempt to intimidate him. Zelensky really wants to win the next elections, but Poroshenko is his real competitor, ”the deputy said.
In turn, the interlocutor of RT in the Ukrainian Cabinet noted that Zelensky wants to completely cleanse the political field from the opposition – both from the pro-Russian in the person of Medvedchuk and from the pro-European in the person of Poroshenko.
“Zelensky is very afraid of protest sentiments. There are many people in the country with weapons and combat experience, and many of them are guided by Poroshenko. I think that the rally in Kozin is a “hello” to the ex-president, who is being hinted that there is no need to organize these protests. The same applies, by the way, to Viktor Medvedchuk, who is hinted that it would be better for him to leave the territory of Ukraine. Zelensky is cleaning the information field, competitors and wants to concentrate power in his hands, ”the official said.
“Dictatorship” according to Zelensky
According to a RT source in the Batkivshchyna party, Vladimir Zelensky is choosing an authoritarian style of government because of the failure of his foreign policy.
“Zelensky never found a common language with the Joe Biden administration, with which Poroshenko was good friends. I think he is sincerely worried that in the next elections the Americans will support his competitor and then he will have to answer for what he has done, “the interlocutor of RT suggested.
Commenting on the situation with the protest at Poroshenko’s house, Rostislav Ishchenko, president of the Center for Systems Analysis and Forecasting, noted that pressure on Medvedchuk and Poroshenko can hardly be considered a meaningful campaign to consolidate power on the part of Zelensky.
“Rather, it is a reaction to emerging difficulties. The situation in the country is very unstable, the government does not actually own it and does not try to somehow fix it, ”the expert explained.
Naturally, this gives rise to rather sharp criticism of the government and the president, Ishchenko added.
“Zelensky, due to his inadequacy, is not used to accepting criticism, he immediately begins to suppress it by force. And since he has no grounds for such a suppression of any opposition, even a pro-Russian one, then, accordingly, Zelensky is going to violate the laws and the Constitution. But he doesn’t even understand this, ”the political scientist stressed.
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In turn, Zelensky’s entourage is trying to get the maximum benefit from their position and therefore indulge such decisions, Ishchenko added.
“All his entourage is about the same and, moreover, earns a little more on the situation. For this reason, they are moving in one direction – the preservation of power, which leads to its consolidation in the same hands, “the expert explained, adding that” the Ukrainian political system has completely degraded. “
Ukrainian politics as a whole has turned into a series of mutual provocations and accusations against each other, says Oleg Nemensky, a leading researcher at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies.
“This is already so farcical in nature that the Ukrainians themselves do not take it very seriously. At the same time, when the country as a whole lacks a constructive agenda, some achievements, such political squabbles “with special effects” are necessary to somehow entertain and distract the population, “the political scientist said.
In his opinion, Zelensky intends to completely cleanse the political field from all possible competitors.
“In fact, he is trying to become a dictator – he has already placed himself above the law and above the classical legal procedures that are recognized throughout the world and in the West, where Ukraine is striving,” the expert said.
The degradation of Ukrainian statehood is obvious to all outside observers, Oleg Nemensky is sure.
“The very conviction of the current president that he cannot do anything without breaking the law, and that a dictatorship is necessary to implement a large-scale privatization program, it is necessary to suppress all opposition, shows that Ukrainian statehood has not developed and does not work as a civilized legal system,” – the analyst emphasized.
At the same time, the disappointment in Zelensky of the entire political elite of Ukraine is quite obvious, including even all the new people who came to politics on the “green wave”, Nemensky added.
“In general, this is a very bad diagnosis of the entire Ukrainian statehood, which, instead of strengthening, comes, on the contrary, into an increasingly sad state,” the expert concluded.
Source: RT на русском by russian.rt.com.
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