The protesters, who arrived in Kiev from Transcarpathia, demanded from the Chairman of the Parliament Andrei Parubiy to raise the question about resignation of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. On this edition of «GORDON» said the MP from the «Samopomich» semen Semenchenko, commenting on the clashes at the Verkhovna Rada.
«In the camp are members of the «Movement vizvolennya», which from October 2017 demand to stop the looting and betrayal of the country to adopt a law on anti-corruption court to remove the immunity of MPs and to make the new electoral laws. This protest absolutely peaceful, although sometimes we had to fend off the attacks of intelligence agents. This morning there was a big rally of pensioners were people who live in the camp, and guys came from Transcarpathia. They wanted to come to them by Parubiy. These people said that Parubiy participated in Maidan, so they came to Kyiv to talk to him. As I understand it, on how to raise the issue of resignation of Poroshenko. Perhaps as voters, they can claim,» – said Semenchenko.
According to him, the extra fractional people’s Deputy Vladimir Parasyuk militiamen sprayed in the face with gas.
«People from Transcarpathia asked that it went to someone from the Parliament. Then began the confrontation. Security officers used gas, it wasn’t the National guard. Parasyuk splashed into eye gas, people were beaten by Kiyko. Security officers, which was four times more than the protesters threw rocks. In the end, at least seven of the protesters under the Rada were injured. It’s a head injury, concussion, cuts, fractures. All I saw was a unlawful, brutal use of force. Affected not only the people who came from Transcarpathia, but also the protesters from the tent camp, which just got under the hand of the security officers,» – said the MP.
He stressed that his faction colleague Yegor Sobolev was not involved in the incident of the brawl.
«All the statements that under the Rada broke the representatives of the national guard, is a lie. Nothing like I saw, it was the opposite. As for the accusations against Soboleva, he wasn’t there at all. It only came in 25 to 30 minutes after the clashes ended when he was told about the victims. Of the deputies there was just me and Parasyuk. I think if you watch any of the video, you can easily verify that in the Parliament on this occasion told a lie,» said Semenchenko.
Today, under the Parliament, there were scuffles between protesters and police. Activists tried to set fire to the bus, but police did not allow them to do so. Protesters also threw in the militiamen stones and Molotov cocktails. First Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko said that among the stone-throwers in law enforcement was and MPs.
The people’s Deputy from «popular front» Anton Gerashchenko said that nine protesters were detained, two policemen were injured. According to him, the provocation near the Verkhovna Rada was organized by the representatives of the party «movement novih forces», whose leader is the former President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili.
Saakashvili said that he and his party have nothing to do with events.
The journalist Andrey Dzindzya has published in Facebook live events. According to him, the clashes began after the Sobolev appeal to the «seizure of power».
The speaker of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine Artem Shevchenko said that in the clashes at the Verkhovna Rada on February 27 injured 13 police officers.
Semenchenko: All statements that under the Rada broke the representatives of the national guard, is a lie. Nothing like I saw, it was the opposite 27.02.2018