Oleh Pankevych
Deputy of Ukraine
Member of the political council of "Svoboda"

February 16 2014 Oleh Pankevych: Security forces in Ukraine don't deal with criminals - they keep track of opposition

Deputy Chairman of Svoboda party, MP of Ukraine Oleh Pankevych, during making a speech on February 16, 2014 on Veche in Kherson, said that his every step in Kherson is being tracked. He believes that this tracking is organized by secret services which had to take care of state security but not to come after opposition MPs.

"Yesterday I with my sworn brothers in one of the Kherson regional centers visited one of our followers. A few minutes passed and he received a phone call from the head of the regional state administration who started intimidating him: he said you have a meeting in the house and if you don't stop it I will fire out your son. After that he received a phone call from a police officer who was interested in what was happening. Do all these people really have no more important work other than to keep track of the opposition? It seems that all activities of secret services, security forces and management of state administrations are aimed at struggle with the opposition", - said Oleh Pankevych.

Addressing to the Kherson community Oleh Pankevych conveyed greetings from the leader of Svoboda party Oleh Tiahnybok.

"Today, during the Veche in Kyiv, Oleh Tiahnybok unfurled the flag of Lithuania, a fraternal state which today, on February 16, celebrates the renewal of statehood. From the very beginning Lithuania has been supporting Ukrainian national resistance because it has also experienced confrontation with occupation regime and knows what repressions and persecution mean. Lithuanians have invited for the treatment the Maidan activists who suffered from Special Forces agents. We are grateful to our fellow-Lithuania and proud that they, having won the independence, could become a developed and civilized country, long ago accepted by the European Union. Do you know why they've managed to do this? In particular because of the fact that they have started building a new society from lustration, they removed from power those working for the regime and also they got rid of criminal ideology. They haven't left monuments to Lenin, as it is in Kherson and Kherson regional centers, they have removed from their streets those idols", - stressed the MP.

Oleh Pankevych thanked to the Kherson Maidan as it has not given up, the people don't disperse and strive for victory. "Out strong, active protest continues. The first task at this stage is to secure the release of hostages. We have no right to give the authorities any prisoners. We will strive for the change of power and establishment in Ukraine a genuine democracy", - said the representative of Svoboda.

It should be recalled that on November 27, 2013 in Kherson unknown persons set fire to the car of the head of the regional organization of the All-Ukrainian Union "Svoboda" assistant of the MP of Ukraine Oleh Pankevych Oleh Havrylko. The incident occurred during Oleh Pankevych's stay in Kherson region. On the eve of the reception of citizens, planned to be held by Oleh Pankevych on November 28 in Bilozerka village, Kherson region, the unknown glued up with false cards the announcement about the place and time of meeting with the MP. The event in Bilozerka was disrupted. On the same day Oleh Pankevych had to hold a reception of citizens in Kahovka, in a city library. At the beginning of the meeting it was reported that in the premises the mercury was spilled. The reception of citizens was disrupted.

Press Service of Deputy of Ukraine Oleh Pankevych