His wife quickly alerted the city that he was taken. Some Donetsk residents managed to mobilize quickly and surround the SBU building in Donetsk; the head there went out to speak to the locals and explained to them that Gubarev has already been taken to Kiev. Meanwhile some barricades were constructed around exits to the city, a bus was stormed that was thought to be carrying Gubarev, but in reality it was only holding some other detainees. A diversion maneuver.
Another group of some 200 locals made for the airport in the hopes of heading off any air transport there. But as it's turned out, it appears that the guy was already transported.
Unconfirmed reports state that the new Ukrainian government is forcing its employees in the regions to support and turn up at pro-Maidan rallies, under pain of being sacked from their jobs. Likewise, the oligarch Akhmetov, who owns factories in the Donbass/Donetsk region, is threatening his employees with being laid-off, if they plan any actions against the government.
So now he's at the mercy of the illegitimate Ukrainian authorities. Wouldn't raise hopes for a Maidan-activist style amnesty for him.
Someone in Donetsk even wrote to the UN human rights commission, or the EU human rights commission or something; to protect and free him.
Well, it would make a nice joke at least.
Oh yeah, in other news, apparently Yatsenyuk (self-appointed PM of the Ukraine), has now legalised the 'Pravyj Sektor' group as a legitimate armed formation.
Oh, and yeah there's more - he fired a few generals who disagreed with him on this
I can scarcely believe this BS, almost too surreal to be true.
More news: 3 days the Ukrainian envoy to the UN defended the Bandera movement's actions in WW2 at a session of the UN Security Council, claiming that charges against them were fabricated by the USSR.
Guess he was trying to suck up to his new masters. Honestly I can't believe how quickly the people of the Ukraine have accepted these crazy assholes as their new leaders.
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