On the eve of local Ukrainian authority elections an incident occurred in Odessa which is more and more characteristic of the current situation in the country: the public office of one of the candidates to the deputy post of the Mayor’s office was burned by petrol bombs.
The path of terror is organic to the reality of post-Maidan Ukraine. Its punitive judicial system has destroyed hundreds of people for political reasons in the past year – part of them are now arrested, another part has simply disappeared. It is no surprise that the political conflicts can now be solved by violent means as well, with the connivance or silent approval of the law enforcement.
It is also characteristic that this crime was defined by Ukrainian police as “disorderly conduct”.