Julia Tolopa, former fighter woman from the Aidar battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who is the citizen of Russia, spilled tomato juice over the leader of the radical party Oleh Lyashko on the sidelines of Ukrainian parliament. The incident was broadcasted by the 112 Ukraine TV channel.
According to Lyashko, Tolopa took part in the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas and approached the leader of the radicals to help her in obtaining Ukrainian citizenship.
“Julia Tolopa is a heroic girl, who being a Russian citizen fighting in the East of Ukraine protecting Ukraine. I was lucky to get acquainted with this girl in summer 2014. Julia approached me to help her get citizenship[ of Ukraine. I wrote an application to the President of Ukraine, I’ll find the copy of the document. Before spilling me tomato juice over me you’d better find out, if you as a citizen of Russia are not yet aware, that the citizenship may be granted only with the order of the President,” Lyashko said.
In her turn, Tolopa announced that she repeatedly approached the leader of the radical party, as well as ahe approached the MP of the same political force Ihor Mosiychuk.
“I was addressing during a year and a half! I called and talked to Mosiychuk, your direct deputy. Os he your deputy or not?”
Whie talking to the girl the politician accused of the incident his former party-colleague Melnychuk, who is now in a group “Volya Narodu” (People’s Will) of Serhit Malnychuk. Earlier he also was a commander of the Aidar battalion.
“I perceive this girl undisturbedly, because she was used for the provocation. She was used by Melnychuk. He used this smart girl instead of helping her in getting Ukrainian citizenship,” – noted Oleh Lyashko.
He also promised the girl to raise this issue once again.