In 2014, the leadership of the popular front understood the gravity of the situation in Ukraine on the background of Russian aggression, and the former at that time acting President, the Secretary of the national security Council and defense Oleksandr Turchynov was forced to become a «bloody pastor». This was stated by the head of the MIA of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, speaking at a Congress of the political party «people’s front», the correspondent of «GORDON».
«Very well understood this good-natured man Oleksandr Turchynov, a writer, a screenwriter, a preacher who turned into a bloody pastor, who is afraid of the Russian aggressor. Who gave the command to stand rigidly, to shoot and to defend Ukraine. Who faced with such pressure, the first 100 days, which probably then write», he said.
The interior Minister added that «such a lazy writer», as the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, too, should write a memoir about events in Ukraine and noted that the government of Yatsenyuk «attacked a foreign enemy, and political power.»
«We had a choice between a stable state and another serious political crisis. We decided that another political crisis in the war, in terms of international ambiguity, is invalid. And paid personal ambitions. Paid own rating and discredit. It happens in life. Not everything in life is fair. But life consists of a long series of events,» – said Avakov.
He added that Ukraine has withstood «enormous pressure of the Russian aggressor» and continues to evolve.
The Minister noted that he likes the «parliamentary-presidential Republic, in which everyone is responsible for what he should do, and it works.»
In April 2017 Turchinov said that he considers offensive was given to him in Russia is the nickname Bloody Pastor, unlike nicknames, which the Ukrainians gave Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the outbreak of the war in the Donbass.
In the parliamentary elections of 2014 «popular front» received 22,14% of the votes (64 members).
Yatsenyuk Prime Minister of Ukraine from 27 February 2014 to 14 April 2016, when the Verkhovna Rada dismissed him and his government.
Avakov: good-Natured man Turchinov turned into a bloody pastor 11.11.2017