Crackdown at Toretsk redoubt is a return to Yanukovych’s practices, – Samopomich statement

Today’s crackdown at Toretsk redoubt of the blockade of the trade with the occupied territories and the illegal detention of 46 people showed that the Ukrainian government works in the interests of the occupiers protecting the business built on blood and humiliating the veterans who defended the country in 2014.

The oligarchic authorities of Ukraine fulfilled the Kremlin’s order and went against the people. Boldly, illegally and bloodily. We consider this to be a return to the worst practices of Yanukovych’s entourage.

Samopomich faction warns the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Antiterrorist Centre of the Security Service of Ukraine against further provoking of force confrontation inside the country.

Samopomich faction demands release of the detained people and resignation of Minister of Internal Affairs Avakov and head of the Antiterrorist Centre of the Security Service Malikov for using force against the veterans who wrested Ukraine from the clutches of the Kremlin in 2014 and continue to do so now despite the corrupt government.

The Parliament must prove that in Ukraine there are 226 pro-Ukrainian deputies who are able to recognize Russia as an occupier and prohibit the trade carried out on blood by adopting the law “On temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine”.

Samopomich underscores that introduction of the draft law for consideration by the Parliament is the personal responsibility of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada.

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