Leader of the minority of the Odessa region, "national Council of Bessarabia" (NRB) Vera Shevchenko declared political hunger strike in protest against repression from Ukrainian special services, Ukrainian media reports.
"for example, according to the activist, she is supposed to throw a grenade, drugs or other prohibited items to make the reason For the arrest. At the moment due to permanent threats have already received the detriment of the health of Her parents and daughter. She herself feels real threat of life and safety ", – wrote the Odessa magazine " Timer." The leader of the NRB wants to draw attention to mass violations of human rights, political and informational freedoms in Ukraine ", – stresses the magazine.
As stated in the press service organizations, Faith Shevchenko also appeals to international human rights organizations and the public with a petition to protect It from pressure. Before the press service of the NRB had spoken with the statement about the repression from the special services of Ukraine." about our active participants of intelligence services of Ukraine unleashed a real terror. Missing the head of the Presidium of the organization Dmitry Zatuliveter, unreasonably caught the members of the organizing Committee of the NRB public figures Alik Winds, Sergey Zaharuk, the people's Deputy of Reni city Council Michael Levkin, journalist Elena Sliwinska, which was subjected to hours of interrogation and intimidation of Employees of SBU ", - reported in the document. Activists NRB believes that " in Ukraine there are forces not interested in the development of national communities of Bessarabia "." To suppress the sprouts of democracy they use the repressive apparatus of the SBU. Vsplanet question: to what extent it complies with the European standards in the field of protection of human rights?" - according to the document, RIA " Novosti ". National minorities of the Odessa region in April of this year banded together For protection of their rights in a public organization " national Council of Bessarabia ". In the founding conference was attended by over 100 delegates, including elected representatives of local councils, politicians, public figures and reporters representing 7 national communities in the field of Bulgarian, Gagauz, Russian, Ukrainian, Gypsy, Moldovan and Polish." Our mission we are seeing that our people were respectably represented in political and economic life of Ukraine, our communities must influence the decisions that affect our region, " - said the leader of the organization Zatuliveter. Bessarabia is a historical region in South-Eastern Europe between the Black sea and the rivers Danube, Prut and Dniester rivers. Part of it is currently occupied Odessa region, bordering on the unrecognized Transnistria from Moldova.