Former member of Ukrainian parliament: Poroshenko has kidnapped people from Maidan in 2014

21.08.2020, Kiev.

The former President of Ukraine Pyotr Poroshenko and former secretary of the National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Aleksandr Turchinov organized a series of kidnappings of Euromaydan participants in Kiev in 2013-2014. The former member of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament – translator’s note) from the Party of Regions group David Zhvania said appealing to the Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenskiy on August 21, RIA Novosti informed.

The kidnapping was carried out to instigate hatred towards then-President Viktor Yanukovich.

Beatings were also organized, including the beating of Tatyana Chernovol, a journalist at that time. This was done, according to Zhvaniya, so that the Maidan did not subside.

According to Zhvaniya, activists Igor Lutsenko and Yuriy Verbitskiy were kidnapped on January 21, 2014. The latter was later found dead. The kidnapping of activist Dmitriy Bulatov, working for Poroshenko, was also staged. Bulatov received a monetary reward for this, said Zhvania.

“Mr President, I remind you of this in order to make you to understand what kind of person you are dealing with now, and to influence Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova, who should put an end to the activities of this organized criminal group. Poroshenko will stop at nothing, he will destroy the country just to sit in your chair,” Zhvania said appealing to Zelenskiy.

Earlier, Zhvaniya announced that he and former Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin had paid a bribe of 5 million euros to a European official for supporting the candidacy of Pyotr Poroshenko during the presidential election. He pointed to the financing of protest actions in Kiev in 2013-2014 through the Lithuanian embassy.

On November 21, 2013, street riots erupted in Kiev after Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolay Azarov announced that the signing of the association between Ukraine and the European Union had been suspended. Later, prepared and funded Ukrainian nationalists started to actively “act” in the streets of Kyiv together with the protesters. More than 100 people among street activists were shot dead. Viktor Yanukovich and the Berkut special police forces were declared guilty of their death.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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