Zelensky makes statement regarding attack on activists from Patriots - For Life organization

Source : 112 Ukraine

President of Ukraine believes that the impunity of certain individuals gave rise to lawlessness
12:36, 28 August 2020

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reacted to the attack on the bus of activists from Patriots - For Life organization near Kharkiv by radicals from the National Corps and Azov.

This was reported by the press service of the President's Office.

Zelensky thanked the police for the prompt detention of the suspects.

"Neither belonging to certain political forces nor adherence to different ideologies, religions, views, if it is not prohibited by law, should not be an excuse for crimes," the president stated.

He stressed that the impunity of certain individuals gave rise to lawlessness, and therefore investigations into such cases should be conducted promptly and the court should be impartial.

Related: Kiva: Nationalists shell bus of Patriots - For Life, there are victims

We have been listening to the slogan 'Law is the same for everybody' for decades. But we see what empty promises lead to! Many law enforcement agencies have focused on economic and corruption crimes, which are certainly important to fight, but we must prevent a return to the 90s with brazen showdowns on the streets," Zelensky added.

As we reported earlier, on August 27, on Kyiv-Kharkiv highway near Lyubotyn, representatives of the National Corps and Azov carried out an armed attack on a bus transporting 22 people of the Patriots For Life organization.

The bus was blocked and the bus was shelled from automatic arms. Two people received gunshot wounds, they are in serious condition.

After shelling from automatic weapons the members of Patriots - For Life organization, the attackers were shooting from traumatic weapons, as a result of which two more people were injured. During the attack, one member of the organization was kidnapped. This was reported by the press service of the Opposition Platform – For Life.

Related: National Corps leader Andriy Biletsky urged to reward radicals who shelled Patriots - For Life bus near Kharkiv

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