Journalist Natalya Sokolenko writes in her blog: "The policemen have something strange happening in their heads. So strange that they started detaining GIRLS in regard to the Caravan shooting. Yevheniya Mateychuk - young girl with long hair weighing around 50 kg - she came out of her house last Friday and was attacked by a gang of men in plain clothes (the complaint specifies that there were 2 more in police uniforms) and dragged her into a van. Inside there were more men. One of them Yevheniya recognized as the head of public security department of Mykolayiv police Oleh Sychev and realized that she was detained by the police. She described their rough behavior and how they did not let her contact her lawyer and relatives. Today she filed a claim to Mykolayiv police," informs the journalist.
"It is nonsense - when they were delivering her to the station they were asking her about Caravan shooting. May be they have new images? That it was not man but a girl, with long hair and a skirt instead of jeans?" writes Sokolenko.
Yevheniya was also questioned in regard to Mykolayiv currency changers. And naturally she was not shown composite because of which she was detained.
"But possibly they had a different composite image - on a social activist who may ruin a happy trouble free atmosphere for Mykolayiv residents during the visit of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov? On that day Azarov came to the oblast center and the girl believes that she was detained for that reason - to neutralize her. She is the head of Democratic Alliance party cell. She was the one who publicized and attracted attention to the fact that the police released rapists in Oksana Makar case. She gathered people and took them to the prosecutor's office to demand their immediate arrest. And it happened. Also Yevheniya started a protest of Mykolayiv shipwrights. With her help they started the struggle against Mykolayiv ship-building plant. The wages backlog is four years. And the plant itself is being robbed. On the eve of Azarov's visit - October 11, Yevheniya arranged for a protest against the construction on Mira street - a sanctioned protest. She thinks that the police intended to hold her there for the whole day to make sure that Azarov is happy. "According to my information they wanted to question me for 7-8 hours. But a human rights activist and a local deputy came and they had to release me. I spent an hour and a half in the station."
The first official police story regarding her arrest is absurd: when a human rights activist, a local deputy and a journalist came there the police told them that Yevheniya "was jumping on the car and she was taken to the station to be questioned as to the circumstances."
Yevheniya herself says that she was not afraid: "I did not tell my mum because it would make her cry. And my dad is at the sea now - they don't need my worries! My sister, friends from school call me and offer their support. On the whole this story just made me stronger."