According to Taras Pastukh, people’s deputy of the Samopomich Union faction, the situation with numerous provocations against the blockade of trade on blood resembles the events which happened three years ago, when the government created an anti-Maidan for its own protection. A vivid example is yesterday’s rallies against the blockade, in which people’s deputies from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc and the People’s Front took an active part.
“Yesterday we witnessed exactly what happened in 2014, when people who really cared about the country, about their children, who had been beaten at Maidan, came out to tell the authorities their opinion, and the authorities organized the anti-Maidan against them. De facto, the people in power have changed, while the scenarios, instruments, and methods have remained the same – same old “tityshky”, same old sheltering behind women,” emphasizes Taras Pastukh.
Despite the provocations of the authorities and attempts to make people clash with each other, the blockade participants feel support. People come to redoubts every day and say they are willing to help. Therefore, we warn Arsen Avakov and Petro Poroshenko against using force against people who are sacrificing their lives and health for the country,” says the MP.