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 Poroshenko on incident with Parasiuk: "I watched this shameful video"

According to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the police demonstrated extreme tolerance in the incident at a Sloviansk checkpoint, involving MP Parasiuk and Donbas blockaders.

This was announced during an emergency meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Censor.NET reports referring to 112 Ukraine.

"I watched this shameful video, how they beat the policemen, tried to snatch out their weapons, how they humiliated the national guards and the police officers, who went through fighting, knowing they would not raise their hands against the untouchable deputy ... The police acted with tolerance no other law enforcement officer in any European country [would have demonstrated]," Poroshenko said.

Read more: Abroskin announces criminal case over incident with blockaders: "They threatened to slaughter the families of police officers"

Earlier, Abroskin said the blockaders provoked a conflict with the police outside Kharkiv and at a checkpoint near the town of Sloviansk in the Donetsk region.

Watch more: Chernivtsi City Council calls extraordinary session to support Donbas blockade, address government. DOCUMENT (in Ukrainian)

Jan. 25, anti-terrorist operation (ATO) veterans shut down the Luhansk-Popasna haul, launching a trade blockade of the terrorist-held areas in the Donbas.

Feb. 2, participants of the trade blockade barred another railroad track near Bakhmut.

Feb. 16, protesters started to shut down highways.

Feb. 27, separatist websites published a joint statement by the leaders of the so-called "Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics," demanding Kyiv to lift the blockade by March 1. Otherwise, Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky promised to seize control of all Ukrainian enterprises and stop deliveries of coal to Ukraine.

March 1, the "DPR" announced the introduction of "external administration" at the Ukrainian enterprises located in the occupied part of the Donetsk region. As a result, a subsidiary of French company Air Liquide halted its work in occupied Yenakiieve.

March 13, a Donbas blockade checkpoint at the Kryvyi Torets railway crossing was dismantled by law enforcers. The information was confirmed by Samopomich MP Semen Semenchenko. A video footage with the seized weapons of blockade participants was released later.
 
 
 
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