President Petro Poroshenko instructed to enter in Odessa additional units of the national guard and police, said in his Facebook the Governor of Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili. “The President instructed the head of the National police and the chief of the National guard to Odessa enter in additional divisions for up to 1,000 persons to protect public order in the city,” he wrote.
Earlier, Saakashvili published in Facebook appeal, which asked the President to introduce to Odessa the national guard and additional units of the national police. In anticipation of the sad anniversary on may 2 and on the background of the fact that the enemies of Ukraine are clearly prepared in Odessa and Odessa region, ask the President to help us restore order,” — said Saakashvili.
His address Saakashvili explained the events of the last days in Odessa. On the night of 26 April, according to the Governor, “titushki” allegedly with the approval of the city hall dispersed and beat protesters against the mayor Gennady Trukhanov and the day before from a grenade launcher was fired at a branch of the Bank “Pivdenny”.
City officials in turn accused of the events in Odessa, the Governor’s team. The edition “Duma” reported that the adviser to the mayor Oleg Bryndak said that “VA-Bank went power that the “puppeteers” of the regional administration”. “These are all links of one chain aimed at the destabilization of the situation in the city on the eve of may 2, when they want to stage a coup and seize power in Odessa”, — he said.