Samopomich, one of major Ukrainian political parties and its former leader, Lviv mayor Andriy Sadovy are the ones behind the ‘indulgence’ in the combat area in Donbas (the ongoing trade blockade, - 112 International); besides, the mayor is responsible for the current huge problems with trash disposal systems in Lviv. President Petro Poroshenko said this at the session of the National Security and Defence Council in Kyiv on March 15.
‘As grievous as it sounds, the indulgence in the combat area was created by the political force that we considered a democratic, liberal and reformist one. Their deed was dishonest and dishonourable one towards the country. It’s not alright that this way the political force draws public attention away from the fails of their leader – the man who‘s been chairing the city hall for two and a half terms failed to solve the most urgent issue in the household utilities sector; the man who trashed the most beautiful city of Ukraine,’ the president said.
The politician never called by name neither Sadovy nor Samopomich, but considering the facts he mentioned it becomes clear who he referred to. MPs from Samopomich are active participants in the trade blockade of Donbas, while the party’s founder Andriy Sadovy is heavily accused in the aftermaths of the so-called ‘trash scandal’.
In May 2016, Hrybovychi waste deposit in Lviv region went on fire, which was followed by a landslide. Three State Emergency Service workers lost their lives under the wreckage, another rescue worker went missing. Lviv city hall decided to stop using the waste deposit, which made local scavengers take the trash to other Ukrainian cities. Residents of these cities repeatedly protested against these actions.
Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko claimed that Sadovy might be removed from office – in case the official gets an indictment with accusation of negligent performance that led to fatal consequences.