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Monday, February 19, 2018

Came goats you make: Poroshenko has fulfilled the requirements of Saakashvili

Saakashvili, as promised, came on 17 October with their colleagues in Kiev. The action under the conditional name “Take the goat” was directed against the current government. New demands: the fight against corruption, changing the electoral law and the deprivation of deputies of inviolability. Although the rally had been declared as “peace”, but for policing in the capital rounded up 3.5 thousand police officers and several units of special equipment and howitzers. Such enhanced security measures Poroshenko explained not by the fear of another Maidan, where he risks to be in place of Viktor Yanukovych, the visit of the President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro, Contradicting that coincided with the rally of Saakashvili.

In total, according to police estimates, the rally gathered about 6 thousand people. First, the protesters were divided into two camps — a quarter of them were in front of the national Bank of Ukraine, and the rest of the Parliament. After four hours, the protesters moved towards Bankova where the presidential administration. In addition to the supporters of Saakashvili and his party “movement new forces”, the event was attended by representatives of radical parties “Batkivschyna” and “Samopomich”. The ideologist and the main organizer of the meeting, Mikheil Saakashvili, appeared on the square at noon. By the time the whole area already is actively discussing a high profile incident — a brawl of the head of Department of state protection Valery Geletey and the people’s Deputy Vladimir Parasyuk. Wild Deputy, remembered by all after a meeting slammed his foot on the head of the SBU, and this time could not resist. However, geleta was not cowardly and also gave the Deputy “portion”. However, they had time to separate law enforcement officers. Little and went to the representative of the “Block of Petro Poroshenko” Alexey Goncharenko, who were pelted with eggs by shouting: “Mumbler!”.

Saakashvili appeared at the rally, the move demanded that Poroshenko resigned. “If the end of the day these people will not take any decision for the benefit of the people, we must think about our future… While there is Poroshenko — there is no progress, there is no fight against corruption. While there is Poroshenko — will poverty! While there is Poroshenko — will emigration…” — he warned. However, this morning it seemed that the government is ready to fulfill part of the requirements of the protesters. Poroshenko introduced in Parliament a bill excluding from the Constitution the clause on “parliamentary immunity”, as required under the Parliament, Saakashvili’s supporters. However, in the middle of the day, it became known that to consider these bills until Thursday Parliament does not intend to. Then the area began to brawl. The protesters decided to stay in the center of Kiev until Thursday and traditionally drove to the area of the field kitchen, started to bring tents. Here in the case of law enforcement officers intervened. A fight broke out. Reported several casualties. At the time of signing the numbers a rally in Kiev continued.

According to experts, Poroshenko will try to beat Mikhail Saakashvili.


Director of the Institute for peace initiatives and conflict

Poroshenko has very few opportunities to raise its popularity rating in Ukraine to be re-elected for a second term. In this regard, he uses every opportunity to arrogate to themselves superiority in the opposition initiatives. In the case of abolition of immunity for deputies of the Verkhovna Rada Poroshenko one shot kills two birds with one stone: took the initiative from the so-called “Euro-optimists” and on the discussion of this issue in which it will support the vast majority of Ukrainians. Previously, he likewise beat their opponents in the case of the blockade of Donbass. This person is still what to support, the main thing is to keep the power in their hands.


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