Representatives of the European Solidarity Party are responsible for today’s attack on the MP from Opposition Platform – For Life faction Oleh Voloshyn. The MP himself stated this.
According to him, one of the attackers shouted that he was a member of this political party. In addition, according to Voloshyn, he was repeatedly spotted guarding the meetings of the party’s leader Petro Poroshenko.
The oppositionist stressed that he acted in that situation in the same way as any other man would.
“When I showed my ID and was a half-step away from the entrance to the Verkhovna Rada. At that time, I was attacked from behind. First, it was a blow on the shoulder, and then a blow a little to the left of my left eye, I even have a mark of a blow there. Brilliant green got into my eye and the eye got burned. In these circumstances I did not understand who was a policeman and who was the attacker, all were wearing black. I wanted to catch up with one guy and fight back. Some say that I attacked someone, it's very funny when they burned my eyes, beat me from behind, and then I still have to stand, sort it out, watch, call the police. I believe that any normal man would have acted the same way as me,” the MP said. "It was organized by people, at least one of them, who waved his hands and shouted the most, is a member of the Poroshenko’s European Solidarity. One of the attackers has been repeatedly seen guarding Petro Poroshenko's rallies. I believe that the European Solidarity party bears full responsibility for this attack, which after this cannot be called European.”
The MP promised to return to the parliamentary session despite the burn in the eye diagnosed by the doctors.
“I think I’ll even have time to return to the meeting of the Verkhovna Rada because I want our supporters to know that we cannot be intimidated by any means. If someone does not like our point of view, everyone has the right to express it, shout, take the word and say it, but we will not let anyone attack us and silence us by force. We are not the current government, which forgave all the radical nationalists when Zelensky was discussing with people who should be imprisoned for their violent actions. They are not defenders of Ukraine, but terrorists, because using violence to defend your political goals, no matter what they are, even if they sound the most beautiful way. In any case, you start to intimidate, attack, beat, splash brilliant green on other people. They didn’t just splash me with it. Do you know how it is done? They pour brilliant green into a balloon and it was smashed on my face. They did not just spray it from a water gun from a distance, it was a blow to the face. I hit in response to the blow. It is very important to record it because some of Poroshenko's associates are already screaming that I attacked a citizen of Ukraine,” the MP emphasized.