Mykhaylo Podolyak, the adviser to the head of the Ukrainian presidential office, has accused the former head of state Petro Poroshenko of organizing protests in Kyiv. His words are quoted by TOPNEWS.
Podolyak called Poroshenko the key organizer of the protest outside Zelensky’s office, and the protests themselves – an attempt of political pressure on the Kyiv authorities.
“Undoubtedly, there was an attempt of political pressure with such an action. Certainly, in my opinion, you can name Petro Poroshenko as its key organizer,” – said the adviser to the head of the presidential office.
He noted that for five days the action was actively promoted in social networks related to Poroshenko’s party “European Solidarity”.
On March 20, a rally was held in Kyiv in support of the former head of the Odesa branch of the Right Sector (an organization banned in Russia), Serhiy Sternenko. The protesters, most of whom were young people, set fireworks, threw firecrackers and explosive bombs at the president’s office and poured paint on the walls.
The former leader of the Right Sector (an organization banned in Russia) in Odessa, Sergey Sternenko, was found guilty of kidnapping and robbery and sentenced to seven years in prison with confiscation of half of his property.
According to preliminary data, the damage to the office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenski during the protest was estimated at $72.1 thousand.