Olha Altunina, a deputy of the Slovyansk City Council representing Samopomich Union, is being threatened. She stated this during the session of the City Council. According to Olha Altunina, a group of unknown persons met her at the entrance to her home, threatened her with reprisals and demanded to provide intermediate results of the work of the Commission for communal immovable property, which she heads. It is this Commission that is now compiling the register of municipal immovable property of the city in order to detect violations of the lease terms.
According to the deputy, in the evening, in a telephone conversation, the same demands were voiced to her by one of the deputies of the City Council. Olha Altunina has already appealed to the police with regard to this incident and stated that despite the pressure the commission would continue its work, “I will do my job qualitatively and will not stop it because of your pressure,” said Olha Altunina.
The Vice Speaker of the parliament, Oksana Syroyid, also demands an immediate investigation and punishment of the guilty ones, “Olha Altunina is being threatened because somebody wants to conceal the abuses on the part of the local authorities from the residents of Slovyansk. Law enforcement agencies must investigate these threats and guarantee the safety of Olha Altunina and her family. If anything happens to her, this will be a complete responsibility of the law enforcement officers,” noted Oksana Syroyid.