According to the leader of Samopomich, Andriy Sadovyi, criminals are now moving beyond intimidation to murder. This is how he commented on his Facebook page on the attempted murder of one of the leaders of “Syla Liudey” party Oleh Mykhailyk in Odesa.
“Pro-Ukrainian activists in Odesa are targets without protection. Recently, the head of the Odesa Samopomich office, Ivan Smyrenskyi, had his car set on fire in his own yard. The attempt on Oleh Mykhailyk is no exception. This is an ordinary terror. Pro-Russian criminality is a threat to national security, not an ally in securing votes in elections, Mr. President,” said Sadovyi.
We shall recall that in the early hours of March 15, unidentified people burned down the car of the deputy of the Chornomorsk City Council, head of the Odesa regional branch of the Samopomich Union, Ivan Smyrenskyi. Law enforcement bodies have not yet found the perpetrators of the arson and no one has been held accountable.