Azov battalion commander: We will storm all Regional Councils in Ukraine

31.05.2017, Ukraine.

A Member of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament ― Editor), the commander of the Azov regiment, Andrey Biletsky threatened to assault Regional Councils across Ukraine on the air of the Espresso TV channel today, on May 31, the news portal reports.

According to Biletsky, the purpose of assaulting the Regional Councils is to secure amnesty for participants of the ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation, the Kiev junta’s name for the punitive operation in Donbass ― Editor). “We want to create pressure and show that these ideas are supported by every region. We will come to more Regional Councils; we will continue doing so, and we hope for understanding,” he said.

After the nationalists find support for the amnesty from at least 20 Regional Councils they are going to come to the Administration of the President of Ukraine.

On July 7, 2016, the Verkhovna Rada passed a bill on the amnesty in 2016 for “those who defended the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Ukraine taking part in the ATO” and did not commit any serious crimes. Biletsky, however, demands amnesty for absolutely all ATO participants, including those who have been convicted or are under investigation in Ukraine. This means decriminalization for all those who committed any crimes either in the area of the military conflict in Donbass or elsewhere.

Yesterday, on May 30, several dozens of nationalists broke into the Lvov Regional Council, sabotaged the meeting, smoked out the building and stole all the food from the buffet. As a result, 11 policemen and a journalist of the Pershiy Zakhidny TV channel were injured. Police initiated a criminal case under the article of “Hooliganism”. Among the assailants were members of the Svoboda (Freedom in Russian) and the National Corps parties as well as the Right Sector (organization banned in Russia) movement.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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