- Feb 20, 2020
Ukrainian police say 15 people were arrested on March 12 after a group of right-wing activists disrupted a presentation in Kyiv regarding a possible political settlement in the war in eastern Ukraine.
The event, National Platform for Reconciliation and Unity, was led by Serhiy Syvokho, a former stand-up comedian who is an adviser to the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council.
Its goal is to end the six-year war, which has killed more than 13,000 people, and bring back the parts of easternmost Donetsk and Luhansk regions that Kyiv doesn’t control back into its fold.
Footage taken by RFE/RL show one activist pushing Syvokho to the floor as he was being shoved from the hall.
Syvokho later blamed the incident on those who profit from the war and said he would continue efforts aimed at a political settlement.
National Corps later said it had reported Syvokho to the Security Service (SBU) for "treason."
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy ran on a campaign promise last year to end the fighting in the east...