The Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili asked the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to introduce to Odessa the National guard and additional units of the national police. His position the head of the region explained “signs of counter-revolution” that he saw in the region.
“We have all the signs of disintegration of the state”, — reads the statement of Saakashvili, which the Governor published on his page in Facebook. “I want on the eve of the sad anniversary may 2, and on the background of the fact that the enemies of Ukraine clearly are prepared in Odessa and Odessa region to demand from the President to help us restore order,” — said Saakashvili.
In addition, the Governor announced the need to appoint a new Prosecutor of Odessa region. “The best way to bring back David Sakvarelidze,” said he.
His address Saakashvili explained the events of the last days in Odessa. On the night of April 26, according to the Governor, “aunts” (so called in Ukraine provocateurs) allegedly with the approval of the city mayor’s office broke up a beat up protesters against mayor Gennady Trukhanov and the day before in the city with a grenade launcher were fired at the branch of Bank “Pivdennyi”. “As always, according to tradition, whoever did it, again not found”, — Saakashvili said.
City officials in the events in Odessa accused the command of the Governor. As reports the edition “Duma”, the adviser to the mayor Oleg Brindak stated that “VA-Bank went powers “kuklovod” from regional administration”. “Those are all links of one chain aimed at the destabilization of the situation in the city on the eve of may 2nd, when they want to stage a coup and seize power in Odessa”, — said Brindak.
The lack of records on security cameras, which are unavailable to the scene of the massacre of the camp near the city hall, Brindak explained the breakdown of the cable. “We were interested, to Odessa watched what was happening,” he added.
May 2, 2014 during mass riots in the centre of Odessa and a fire in the House of trade Unions in the square Kulikovo field 48 people died. The official investigation into the deaths is still not completed.