Archive | February 2014
Local Officials Crack Down on Peaceful Protests in Dnipropetrovsk (Eastern Ukraine) on 26 January 2014
- The peaceful anti-government protest in front of the regional administration in Dnipropetrovsk was attacked by concerted forces of police and paid gangs of about 200 thugs;
- The authorities used a group of 50 provocateurs to simulate storming of the regional administration, only to use it as a pretext for a bloody crack-down on peaceful protestors nearby;
- There are clues that the criminals were hired and transported to Dnipropetrovsk by the people close to Oleksandr Vilkul, then-deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and formerly a regional chief;
- These clashes were observed and allegedly “supervised” by Yevgen Udod, the head of Dnipropetrovsk regional council. Possible variants of spelling his name: Evgeniy / Ievgen / Yevhen Udod.