The Council of the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko (BPP) in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has demanded from the members of the faction Svitlana Zalishchuk, Sergei Leshchenko and Mustafa Nayem publicly explain their support for the protests, organized by the leader of the «Movement novih forces,» Mikheil Saakashvili. This is stated on the party website.
MPs called a «co-organizers and active participants of the so-called protest».
«We are required to publicly explain to the entire Ukrainian society, the voters who gave you your voice, your attitude and motivation at the instigation of Ukrainian citizens to protest actions, organized for stealing citizens money,» – said in a statement.
It is noted that «the protest had a purpose – a coup, discrediting the Ukraine, people, government, law-enforcement structures».
«Going into the MPs, you have positioned themselves as young political leaders who will uphold the highest principles of fairness, honesty, openness of Ukrainian politics and politicians who are guided solely by the principles of (Christian) morality, the emergence of an open society, and rule of law in Ukraine. Evaluation of anti-state activities of Saakashvili and his team will soon give the Ukrainian court. My colleagues, we call on you to repent and admit his mistake,» – said in the text.
According to the authors of the statement, otherwise the faction will assume that Nye, Zalishchuk and a woman since the beginning of his parliamentary activities «guided by one goal: the satisfaction of their own ambitions, even through the betrayal of Ukraine in favor of Russia, seeking to destroy us as an independent, sovereign, European state.»
MPs also called on to give evidence to law enforcement. The Council of the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko hopes that the testimony «will quickly terminate the investigation and to bring all to justice.»
On the morning of 5 December, the General Prosecutor’s office carried out investigative actions on the place of residence of Saakashvili. Activists tried to block the exits of the building, a scuffle.
In the SBU announced the arrest of Saakashvili. It was said that he was detained under part 1 of article 256 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (promotion of members of the criminal organizations and concealment of their criminal activities).
Lutsenko said that Saakashvili had received from Russia about $500 thousand for financing meetings with the aim to overthrow the government in Ukraine. According to the head of the GPU, in addition to the seizure of power, the purpose of the leader of the «Movement novih forces» the termination of the criminal proceedings against fugitive businessman Sergei Kurchenko and the restoration of its control over assets in Ukraine.
Day 5 Dec activists freed Saakashvili from the minibus of law enforcement, the politician urged his supporters to go to the Parliament building and demand the adoption of the law on impeachment of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Activists arrived to the tent city in the capital Hrushevskoho street.
Saakashvili, speaking on stage at the Parliament building in Kiev, called his arrest «a provocation and theft». According to him, the security Service of Ukraine has turned into «a branch of the FSB.»
Nayem, Zalishchuk and Leshchenko, the Council of the BPP called on to publicly repent for supporting Saakashvili 06.12.2017