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Ukraine: Savchenko threatens another 'Maidan' amid allegations against opposition00:50

Ukraine: Savchenko threatens another 'Maidan' amid allegations against opposition

Ukraine, Slavyansk
June 6, 2016 at 15:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

The former Ukrainian pilot and the current member of the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, Nadezhda Savchenko, promised a small group of protesters in Slavyansk, Monday, to gather for a new 'Maidan' if their social demands were not met by the parliament.

"The Opposition Bloc party are our 'domestic separatists.' They could have stood up for the guys. So, I'll have a talk with them and next week [we'll put it to a debate in the Verkhovna Rada]. And then, ladies, if that won't work we'll gather for Maidan," she stated after one of protesters complained about the lack of money to pay for rent.

Savchenko reportedly plans to visit several villages and towns close to the contact line in eastern Ukraine to meet with local citizens.

A member of the Ukrainian Batkivshchyna Party, Savchenko was appointed to the Ukrainian parliament's Committee on National Security and Defence following her release from Russia on May 25. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree pardoning Savchenko in exchange for two Russian citizens who were detained in Ukraine last year and sentenced to 14 years in prison on terrorism charges.

Ukraine: Savchenko threatens another 'Maidan' amid allegations against opposition00:50
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The former Ukrainian pilot and the current member of the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, Nadezhda Savchenko, promised a small group of protesters in Slavyansk, Monday, to gather for a new 'Maidan' if their social demands were not met by the parliament.

"The Opposition Bloc party are our 'domestic separatists.' They could have stood up for the guys. So, I'll have a talk with them and next week [we'll put it to a debate in the Verkhovna Rada]. And then, ladies, if that won't work we'll gather for Maidan," she stated after one of protesters complained about the lack of money to pay for rent.

Savchenko reportedly plans to visit several villages and towns close to the contact line in eastern Ukraine to meet with local citizens.

A member of the Ukrainian Batkivshchyna Party, Savchenko was appointed to the Ukrainian parliament's Committee on National Security and Defence following her release from Russia on May 25. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree pardoning Savchenko in exchange for two Russian citizens who were detained in Ukraine last year and sentenced to 14 years in prison on terrorism charges.