Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov expressed with reference to the national police of Ukraine, ordering "to ensure the peaceful nature" of mass protests, preventing provocations And attempts to carry or use weapons.
"I will emphasize that action must be peaceful, without weapons, And participation in them is voluntary! I demand that the national police and the national guard to provide the peaceful nature of holding any mass actions and security of both participants and people nearby. But I order every employee to take strict measures and prevent attempts to carry or use any weapon to provoke a violent confrontation, to make a dangerous situation For civilians who are not participants. To act quickly, decisively and professionally, " He wrote in his own Facebook.
He quoted the publication 39 of the Constitution, which " guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peacefully, without weapons, hold rallies, meetings, marches and demonstrations, which are notified in advance the bodies of Executive power or bodies of local self-government."" Provocateurs and insurgents must be captured and isolated. And their involvement, guilt and the measure of judgment the court determines. Our goal is ensuring civil rights and security of every person. For it was the Maidan. For that, you get orders to take to the streets ", - He wrote. We emphasize that Avakov himself became Minister of internal Affairs in February 2014 as a result of the unauthorized action of rebellion, during which a weapon was used. However, Ukraine does not recognize the illegality of the overthrow of the government. Recall, 22 February 2014, Ukraine saw a change of power with signs of a coup, the Verkhovna Rada dismissed the head of the country Viktor Yanukovych from power, after which He fled the country.