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Monday, October 24, 2016

Savchenko appeared immune to arrests

The Deputy Hope Savchenko again distinguished. Pilot and ex-prisoner never been one for understatement and a special selection of phrases. But this time the “heroine of Ukraine” encroached on the “sacred” territorial integrity of Ukraine. The MP called for a referendum, which will be submitted the question of the federalization of the country. Such a desire can bring Savchenko under the heading of separatism, now very popular in Ukraine.

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14 Jul Nadezhda Savchenko in an interview with Ukrainian journalists said that the people standing on the Maidan, didn’t want power concentrated in the same hands, and therefore, it is time to ask the people by referendum. “What we have now? Now we have developed self-government? No. What is the Donbass? In principle, the same — requires more power,” said Nadezhda Savchenko. According to her, we need to allow people to vote for the federalization of the country. . “I’ll tell you, the West and the East will say one thing. They just don’t want to see the President, who holds all power in his hands,” – said the pilot. . This statement can be safely attributed under article 110 of the criminal code of Ukraine “Encroachment on territorial integrity and inviolability”.

Data on how many people currently serving sentences in Ukrainian prisons on the article “separatism”, are carefully hidden. But, according to some, a number of defendants in the hundreds. Among them as civilians and members of political parties. For example, the ex-Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from Communist party of Ukraine 68-year-old Alexander Allen was arrested on 28 June in Kharkiv on charges of encroachment on the territorial integrity of the Square. By the way, the punishment for separatism in Ukraine is deprivation of liberty for a term of 3 years to life imprisonment.

Does a similar fate of Hope Savchenko, “MK” told the scientists.

Mikhail Pogrebinsky, Director of Kiev center of political researches and conflictology:

-In her statement has pros and cons. She legitimitize the very topic of federalization on the background of statements of various Ukrainian officials, including Poroshenko who say that this process is almost the same as an encroachment on territorial integrity. Of course, it is not. In Europe understand this very well. In the current situation, even if a referendum on federalization and spend, the majority will vote against it. People zadurili brains and explained that federalization is what Putin wants. Rather, the result of the referendum will be deprived of the arguments of the supporters of federalization, since a large part of the population does not want it. But since Savchenko has protection in the form of the order of Hero of Ukraine, she can afford to say anything, not for fear of charges of separatism. It’s insured and no threat to her.

Konstantin Bondarenko, head of the Fund “Ukrainian politics”:

– Savchenko calls for referendum, not to federalism. She says that people should have their say and to decide what should be the future structure of the state. This is her personal opinion, her own opinion. Of course, criticism of this statement would cause. But any action against Savchenko. we can hardly expect. It will accuse of all sins, but further verbal attacks will not do. They will say that she sold works on Russia, it was recruited, bought, etc And that she’s not used to. Such words she hears from the return to Ukraine.

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