In a video on social media, Petro Poroshenko called it a ‘dirty stunt’ condemning the smear campaign staged by ‘titushky’, pro-government provocateurs.
‘Today we saw that ‘titushky’ are ready to sell Ukraine for money. With this dirty stunt, made for money, they are trying to divert attention from Pandora papers scandal’, – Poroshenko claims.
In a stern rebuke, Poroshenko warned organizers they would be held to account.
‘I want to say to the President’s office: you will be held to account. You will be responsible for the inaction of law enforcement agencies, for the fact that the President’s office issues orders to ‘titushky’ and sends them here, disgracing Ukraine.
On October 9, unknown individuals staged protest near the house of Petro Poroshenko in Kozyn.
Oleksandr Pohrebyskyi, a Kyiv City Council member, believes that Volodymyr Zelensky was behind the provocations against Poroshenko.
The video published by blogger Andrii Luhansky shows teenagers among the protesters.
MP Iryna Herashchenko stated that ‘European Solidarity’ party requires the Commissioner for children’s rights to respond to the involvement of teenagers in paid actions.
Later, it became known that the organizers promised to pay from 500 to 1,000 hryvnias for the participation in the protest.