In the center of Odesa, unknown people threw eggs at the leader of the “Civil Position” party and one of the potential presidential candidates Anatoly Hrytsenko. As a result, there was a fight between politician’s supporters and their opponents. More about hospitable Odesa – in reactions from Opinion.
According to Anatoliy Hrytsenko, as a result of the fight, three members of his party were seriously injured, among the injuries – the concussion and slit faces. However, the politician himself, while commenting on the attack, appealed to… Petro Poroshenko, asking if it is “his mobilization”.
Police in the Odesa region reported that illegal actions were stopped by police officers that were patrolling the streets. They pulled the participants of the fight apart and, according to the press service, did not allow escalation of the conflict. In connection with the crime, criminal proceedings were commenced under Part 4 of Art. 296 KKU – hooliganism.
The spokesman for the Office of the Prosecutor General Andriy Lysenko said that Yuriy Lutsenko, the Attorney General of Ukraine, was indignant at the inactivity of law enforcement officers who… didn’t detain any participant of the attack on his colleagues Hrytsenko. At the same time, Lutsenko expressed confidence that the police would be able to find the attackers quickly.
This situation was also commented on the webpage of the party “Petro Poroshenko Bloc”. They stated that the attack on Hrytsenko causes indignation. “PPB” requires law enforcement officers to promptly investigate and prosecute all perpetrators. However, the press service also noticed the statements of a politician about an alleged customer. The presidential party named Hrytsenko “a colonel who, during the war of Russia against Ukraine, couldn’t make it to the conscription office and spent all six waves of mobilization in the countryside”. They said that it was some kind of a “not officer’s deed”.
Serhiy Sternenko, a social activist, on whom there were made three assassination attempts, said that there is no particular difference what is your personal attitude towards Hrytsenko. The only thing that matters is the transformation of Odesa and Ukraine into Somalia.
People’s deputy Ihor Lutsenko, in fact, supported the activist’s opinion, adding that the attack on politicians was another indication that in Odesa, the Ukrainian authorities are present only nominally. This is evidenced by the numerous attacks on activists, who often remained alive only by a chance. This list includes assassination attempts of Serhiy Sternenko, Vitaliy Ustymenko, and Oleh Mykhailyk.
According to political expert Olexiy Minakov, the attack on Hrytsenko is unlikely to be a publicity stunt, it is rather a physical struggle with a political competitor. Firstly, on the published video, it is noticeable that “titusky” were beating with all their force. Secondly, it is unlikely that it will be possible to “hire” someone in Odesa without the permission of “local criminal bosses”. And, obviously, the incident will have no PR effect for Hrytsenko, since most media will focus on the fact that “colonel was beaten”.
People’s Deputy Boryslav Bereza in his commentary was more concise; he congratulated Odesa on “reaching new depths of the bottom.”
However, Oleh Lyashko, one of the presidential candidates in the upcoming elections, as well as Hrytsenko accused acting authorities of the assault.
According to journalist Yuriy Butusov, the attack on Hrytsenko is a deliberate provocation that destabilizes the situation in the country and undermines the authority of the state. In the opinion of the author of the article, in order to investigate crime in terms of the martial law, it is necessary to restore military courts, which will apply procedures for expedited legal proceedings when considering offenses against individuals and state property.
Blogger Olena Dobrovolska advised network users not to make definitive conclusions until we have clear answers to specific questions. All in all, it looks very unattractive.
Reactions were gathered and no conclusions were made by Stepan the Goat