In Konotop (Sumy region) the regional police is prosecuting the local representatives of the Samopomich party, in particular our activist Vitaliy Derkach.
“They wanted to interrogate me about the criminal proceedings into the fact of stopping trains by people’s deputies Yehor Soboliev and Semen Semenchenko. They tried to establish the fact of my involvement in their participation in the blockade. Representatives of the regional police were also interested in the actions of other members of our organization,” states Vitaliy Derkach.
According to a representative of the regional police, they will not focus only on Mr. Derkach exclusively, but have intentions to interrogate all activists and representatives of Samopomich in the city.
Moreover, a Konotop police investigator has visited the local office of Samopomich for another interrogation aimed at asserting influence over the activists by means of pressure and summoning them for questioning to the city of Sumy.
The Samopomich Union in Konotop was warned about the possibility of searches and seizure of computers. In addition, a request was received from the Main Directorate of the National Police in Sumy region to provide a list of all members of the Konotop city organization of the Samopomich Union political party.
Persecution and pressure from authorities and police are also observed in other cities, for example, Dnipro and Lutsk.