Weapons become an element of political struggle in Ukraine yet again

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.

Ukrainian 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.

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Mass protests continue in Kiev

“Radical party” representatives and their supporters are protesting near the Cabinet of Ministers building in Kiev for three days now. Some of the protesters, the supporters of the “Party of ordinary people”, have marched some 350km to Kiev from Poltava by foot. They protest against yet another rise of tariffs for Ukrainian citizens.

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