Serhiy Sivokho, the advisor to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council on reintegration and restoration of Donbas, was attacked during the presentation of the National Platform for Reconciliation and Unity. The broadcast was conducted by the 112 Ukraine TV channel.
The conflict began after the statement of Serhiy Sivokho that there is a hybrid war in Ukraine, and one of the ways of waging it is to initiate an internal conflict and its support by the Russian Federation.
It is known that the representatives of the National Corps were there at the presentation. They shouted "Get out!", "Separatist", "Clown!" Bodyguards helped Sivokho to get out of the conference.
Note that the police came only 15 minutes after the incident.
Earlier, Sivokho announced the launch of the National Platform for Reconciliation and Unity, whose goal is to “build bridges” between the free and occupied territories of Ukraine. However, the launch, scheduled for mid-February was postponed due to the escalation in Donbas. According to him, "any peace process begins with dialogue" and he was going to "help people on both sides of the contact line listen and hear."
On February 18, about 5:00 a.m. the militants started the attacks of Ukrainian strongholds in Donbas near Zolote, Novotoshkivske, Orikhove, and Krymske.
The Office of Prosecutor General of Ukraine started a criminal investigation due to the fact that Russian mercenaries landed attacks on Ukrainian military emplacements in Donbas.