Poroshenko Covers up Traces of Third Maidan

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

21st February, 2016


Despite the fact that the camp of radicals on the Maidan, who demanded yesterday unconditional action for the impeachment of Petro Poroshenko, survived last night, the President unleashed the SBU on “Channel 17”, part of the Ukrainian mass media who was covering events from the Central Square of Kiev.

The SBU seized the servers of the Channel 17 and tried to detain the crew of “Channel 17”, accusing them of stirring the situation in favor of Russia.

“We were aggressively grabbed from behind and thrown in a car. It is surprising that Bodya Kutepov from Gromadske TV just watched everything and did not even try to call the police, and I asked him,” said journalist Andrew Pawlowski, who was broadcasting from the 3rd Maidan.

As a reminder, activists of nationalist organizations gathered on independence square in Kiev to honor the memory of the coup two years ago.

“Today we remain on the Maidan, we put up tents and barricades! We are continuing our Revolution of Dignity and will bring it to the end!” —  Igor Gromov, one of the activists, wrote on his page on Facebook.

Others who gathered encouraged others on their pages on social networks to carry firewood, food and money.

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