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Protesters supporting Sternenko lit fireworks and march in column to Prosecutor General's Office

Source : 112 Ukraine

Protesters demand the resignation of Prosecutor General Irina Venedyktova
13:56, 27 February 2021

Protesters supporting Sternenko lit fireworks and march in column to Prosecutor General's Office
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Protesters who arlly in support of the radical activist Serhiy Sternenko marched in a column from the President's Office to the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine. They lit fireworks. 112 Ukraine broadcasts the protest.

Protesters demand Prosecutor General Iryna Venedyktova's resignation. 

"Now we are going to the Prosecutor General's Office to visit Prosecutor General Venedyktova. Because it was with her hands that the Kremlin imprisoned Serhiy Sternenko. It is with her hands that they have violated all the norms of law, with her hands they are trying to shut the mouth of ardent critic of the aggressor country and Putin in Ukraine, it is with her hands that they committed a crime against all of us...Our anger has a specific name and address. That's why we are going to the Prosecutor General's Office to Venedyktova," it was stated.

Protesters also shout "Avakov the Devil", "Venedyktova the Plague".

Serhiy Sternenko was earlier found guilty of abducting a person and sentenced to 7 years and 3 months in prison. This decision was made by the Prymorsky Court of Odesa.

The court recognized the seized during the search items as admissible evidence. Sternenko himself claims that the search of his home was carried out without a lawyer, with whom he was not allowed to contact. The testimony of local deputy Serhiy Shcherbych, who accuses Sternenko of his abduction, was also found credible.

The court also ruled for the confiscation of half of Sternenko's property as a punishment and decided to take the activist into custody in the courtroom.

On February 23, a rally with 2,000 people took part took place near Office of the President of Ukraine. It was organized by supporters of radical activist Serhiy Sternenko; they demanded his release. The participants of the rally announced an indefinite protest action near the Office of the President of Ukraine.

During the clashes on Bankova Street, 27 law enforcement officers received eye burns while maintaining law and order.

It should be noted that after the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky imposed sanctions on 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK TV channels, the radical activist Sternenko announced a "hunt" for journalists of opposition TV channels.

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