Terminate the truce, martial law, provide a sufficient number weapons for volunteers, to allow the use of any methods and means for the destruction of terrorists, to fulfill election promises about the social security of the military, to require Europe to introduce a third package of sanctions against Russia.
These are the basic requirements of the battalions "Donbass", "Azov", "Aydar", the Council of hundreds of Maidan and public organizations of Maidan. Among the electives, issued from themselves and not read from the leaflet: “remove the face of Medvedchuk (the leader of the“ Ukrainian choice ”- ed.) From the TV”, “do not call such an anti-terrorist operation”, “recognize the existence of war”, “do not take the lead Europe, because Ukraine is imposing peace on Ukraine and ready to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin. " These requirements were set by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and voiced today, on a weekend, on Bankova Street in 300 meters from the administration, under a fashionable fish restaurant.
Provocations - not today
About 300 people gathered at the rally. More than half - in camouflage, some in masks and balaclava. Moreover, the uniform and shoes looked sturdy and comfortable, many were flak jackets. This was striking against the background of scandals with the supply of defective vests and worn ammunition.
"Boys, do not repeat December 1 today. Let's today without provocations, - putting the word "today" says an old man in uniform with a chevron "Donbass", - we need to leave the strength to make war".
The centurions from the Maidan convince the boys in balaclava to open their faces, they resist, they say that it is unsafe. Because at least the power has changed, but the attitude towards them is not. "Then you will call us provocateurs again"- says "negotiator". He is persuaded by Vladimir from "14-th hundreds": "But you don’t wear a balaclava to the store, so what are you afraid of here ?! You see, even the fighters of "Donbass" removed the mask ". "If Semen Semenchenko (the battalion commander of Donbass, - ed.) Asks, then I'll take it off ", - the guy answers. A couple of minutes later, a fighter who is called Semyon Semenchenko in the crowd approaches and asks to remove his masks. The guys are obeying. It becomes clear why they were admonished as if they were children. They are indeed almost children: with pink and puffy cheeks, winking noses (it's hard to breathe under balaclava) and teen pimples. Such "white-pink marshmallows", played in war games, and sincerely do not understand what the consequences of a real war.
Let their children fight
At the meeting there were not only young guys, but also quite elderly people of “intelligent appearance”. Dame 70 says her old companion: "Let these old fart from Rada go to war. They are no longer good for anything. ". Sputnik does not agree: "No, they are not good for anything in war. It is necessary that their children go to war. And when they are shot there, let's see what they say about their f ** e truce. " The lady agrees, and they smile at each other so sweetly, as if they are talking not about the life and death of people, but about the fight against parasitic insects.
Many here were unhappy that Poroshenko’s son was not fighting. Walking around the administration, a man of years 45-50 loudly minted the words: "Poroshenko - the same scumbag, like everyone else. Yes, I can safely say it, even to his face". However, the face of Peter Alekseevich was very far away.
It was not only the presidential offspring. Near the “House with Chimeras” a group of men sang in different ways “I don’t play without a fight” and was indignant about the fact that the lead singer of the song “Ocean Elzy” (OE) Svyatoslav Vakarchuk does not fight and even donbass. "So he is a major," explains one of this group.
Since neither the son of the head of state, nor the children of parliamentarians, nor the frontman of the OE could reach the rally, they launched a wave of anger at the person they could reach, i.e. on Gennady Zubko, First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration. He represented here the central authority and was forced to say that a priori could not please those present. The need to protect the inhabitants of the East and fulfill the promises made to civilians, and most importantly - to Western partners. He rested on the fact that until the end of the truce there was not much time left, only until Monday evening, so there is no point in fussing. The crowd was buzzing and indignant. Even after the end of the rally at Bankova, when the crowd went to Maidan for the next Veche, Gennady Grigorievich had to fend off the activists who were bothersome and bold in the language.
Putin - x *** o
Against the background of Zubko, nicknamed “mumble” in the crowd, Adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko, coordinator of the work of the volunteer battalions, who was also present at the rally, looked advantageous. He broke the applause in exposing Putin’s machinations: "We really have a war, and not with the residents of Donbass. This is a war with Putin, who is doing everything to prevent Ukraine from becoming a European, democratic, happy country. He understands that after Maidan we can finally become a European country. And he does Everything, in order not to let us go there. Europe will not let us in, if we have a war, Europe will not give us a loan while the border is transparent. But we will win, " - Gerashchenko assured.
Even less than Zubko, was the lucky politician Zoryan Shkiryak. He also wanted to speak on the platform for the militants. But he was roughly thrown out, accusing him of being too passionate about self-praying. In response, Shkiryak snapped back and threatened that the fighters still did not know who they had contacted. In response, they grinned. “We know that’s why we don’t allow it,” one soldier said little by little to another. Zoryan Nestorovich retired.
After the rally and the announcement of all the requirements, the participants went to the Maidan. As representatives of "Donbass" said, "at last to talk a little."
The path to the Maidan
There they were waited for by music, dances, floor mats with the image of Putin, drinks for bottling, dishes on the grill from the Putin XVILO menu from the Cultural Tribunal restaurant. Ripened the first vegetables in the beds of Maidan.
On Institutskaya Street (in some places it was renamed “Heroes of Heavenly Hundreds”, as reported by a piece of paper pasted with brown scotch), everything is as before. Mourning wreath "Heroes of Ukraine", hanging upside down. Dumped tires, stagnant brown water in flower bottles at the improvised graves of the dead. Heaped blankets and rags. A dog that turned the belly full on the sun ...
Why all this?
As for the demands that have gathered several hundred people in the center of Kiev today, they are unlikely to be fulfilled. It is unlikely that the action pursued precisely this goal.
Rather, she had to show the president that he was unhappy with his policies. The fact that the composition of the negotiators have complaints. In particular, they concern Medvedchuk (recall, his candidacy was supported by German Chancellor Angela Merkel). Who is dissatisfied and whose claims are these? Probably the one who contains the battalion "Donbass" and "Azov" (they were the backbone of the action).
It is symptomatic that the militants acted as "walkers". It is clearly seen how the composition of the players in the political field in Ukraine has changed, and how tough and aggressive the game itself has become. Even individual lives are “playing” as stakes, but the lives of entire cities and regions.
What do they play? One can only guess and guess. For example, about the fact that someone is not interested in a truce, for someone this war is a “native mother” and a profitable business, albeit on blood. Maybe someone agreed with overseas partners about their share in some archival project, for example, gas. But in order to run the project and get your gesheft, you need to weaken and remove other players from the game.
The version that the "oligarchic" battalion brought to the center of the capital on a wave of popular anger, seems quite naive against the background of the recent "Revolution of the City", which allowed its organizers to get power in the country. As American President Franklin Roosevelt said, if something happened, it means that it was intended by someone.