This was stated by the leader of the OPPOSITION BLOC Yuriy Boyko alive on the TV channel “112 Ukraine”, commenting the attack of radical nationalists on civilians, veterans during the laying of flowers at the monument to General Vatutin on Friday, April 13.
“I saw a group of radical-minded fellows in balaclava, who surrounded the monument to Vatutin and filled it with paint. In addition to this act of vandalism, they insulted the elderly. Of course, I had to intervene. However, the radicals used tear gas, as a result of which people were injured. It turned out that these radicals were there in the morning and were preparing to commit provocations, intending to disrupt the event. I believe that they work under the authorities, because it is impossible to imagine that without their knowledge in the center of the European capital for a long time there were some people in the balaclava, which is prohibited by law, and used force against the elderly, women, civilians, who just came to lay flowers at the monument. What is characteristic, the police intervened only when the battle has already begun,” Yuriy Boyko stressed.
He said that the OPPOSITION BLOC was already preparing a deputy request to the leadership of the National Police to investigate this shameful incident. “There is video of this accident, it clearly shows how people were beaten, including women. We will insist that all persons involved in this case are found and brought to justice,” the opposition leader said.