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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Savchenko smoke: maternal Maidan against Poroshenko failed

On Monday under walls of presidential administration of Ukraine in Kiev, the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Hope Savchenko held a protest titled “don’t throw your” dedicated to the speedy release of prisoners of war in the Donbass and the return of “political prisoners” from Russia. But despite a number of loud promises and in fact the direct challenge to the Ukrainian left the head of the state on the eve of the rally ended in complete failure.

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In addition to the families of Ukrainians who find themselves in the dungeons of the self-proclaimed DNR and LC in the action, according to Savchenko, had to take part former prisoners of war, members of the security service dealing with the exchange of the militia soldiers, and member of the delegation of Kiev to the Minsk process Irina Gerashchenko. They had to tell about the hard life in prison and the process of rescue of the Ukrainians there. Former “spotter” hoped that under such pressure, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will not stand and come out to the protesters to explain why, despite all the international agreements, who are in captivity people can not return home.

But on 8 August under the walls of the presidential administration gathered only about 100 elderly women, and, if not itself Savchenko, hardly anyone would pay attention to them. Taking speaker she is routinely accused Poroshenko in public relations on the topic of prisoners and the reluctance to return them home. She then transferred to presidential administration the letter in which the participants of the rally demanded as soon as possible to bring home all prisoners of war, which, according to Savchenko, in the DNI and LC of about 600 people.

The MP said that in the Donetsk region, some sort of work for the release of people still held, but in the Luhansk nothing at all. According to Savchenko, the nearest prisoner exchange could take place on a formula “2 on 2”, but Poroshenko must immediately let them go, and not to pass through trial which will be delayed for six months. In addition, Savchenko insists that next week the President of Ukraine began to hold daily meetings with the mothers of soldiers captured by the militia.

But hardly any of that will happen. Sister Vera Savchenko says that the protesters were small in number, because SBU discouraged people to take part in it. At the same time, the rest are invited, but not come to the administration Poroshenko people explained the low turnout otherwise.

Adviser to the head of SBU Yury tandit said that now is not the time to aggravate the situation around the exchange of prisoners. He argues that Kiev, and so advancing towards Donetsk and Lugansk, and it is absolutely not important, as this work evaluates Savchenko.

Journalist Maria Varfolomeeva, spent in captivity LC for about a year on suspicion in the adjustment of APU fire on positions of militias, even condemned Savchenko. Steer recalled that even in prison the self-proclaimed Republic she acted against her in exchange for combatants and was ready to sit in the dungeons to death. The girl claims that if Kiev agrees to release the captured militia, he admits defeat. We will remind, Maria Varfolomeyeva exchanged March 3, 2016, two militiamen, one of whom was Russian Ivan Gorbunov, who arrived in LC from the Krasnodar region.

Nadezhda Savchenko vowed to continue the hunger strike that began August 3, as long as Poroshenko not to resume the exchange of prisoners. Now she just smokes and drinks water. On August 8, she looked like emaciated and full of energy. During this time the hunger strike have decided to join the only two prisoners from the detention facility of Uzhgorod, one of whom, Michael Sheketa, was in prison for fraud, and the other, Michael Pickles, for drug trafficking.

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