The Kremlin is more likely to insist on the illegitimacy of the presidential elections in Ukraine in the event there is no pro-Russian candidate. Oleh Tsarov’s withdrawal from the race and a similar declaration expected from Mykhaylo Dobkin are the first steps in this direction.
Today the pro-Russian candidate Oleh Tsarov announced his decision to withdraw from the presidential election, citing fears for his life and his inability to visit the capital, where he claims Right Sector fighters are lying in wait. At the same time, Tsarov recommended that other candidates who live in the Southeast do the same. Continue reading →
By Serhiy Leshchenko, Ukrayinska Pravda, March 28, 2014
Tymoshenko or Poroshenko?
Nine years ago this choice was not made by all of Ukraine, but by one person — the newly elected Viktor Yushchenko, who simultaneously promised the post of prime minister to both collaborators. Now these competitors from 2005 are competing again, but on the electoral front while trying to forget the Yushchenko era as a terrible nightmare.
1. One of the organizers of the separatist rally and seizure of Governor’s office in Luhansk, Arsen Klinchaev, has been detained. This is a natural outcome. Regardless, this is to be determined by a court.
What is more questionable is, how do we respond to the video showing Klinchaev’s “civic arrest” by MP Oleh Lyashko, which has been posted online. Continue reading →
In Kharkiv, the protestors will not stop picketing the Regional State Administration (RSA) until Dobkin and Hernes resign.
Supporters of Euromaidan in Kharkiv declare that they will not stop picketing the RSA until Mikhailo Dobkin and Hennadiy Hernes resign. According to UNIAN, this information was aired by Dmytro Pylypets’, one of the coordinators of the local Euromaidan, on Espresso.TV. According to him, there is currently a peaceful rally just by Kharkiv RSA, there are no attempts to seize the building and no provocations. Continue reading →
The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has opened criminal cases against Kharkiv mayor Hennadiy Kernes and Kharkiv Oblast governor Mykhaylo Dobkin, said former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko from the Maidan stage, reports the newspaper Segodia.
“I talked to some high-ranking SBU officials, and they said that the cases against Kernes and Dobkin were opened based on their separatist statements,” said the civic activist.