"Today, at about 13.00 former minister of internal affairs Yuriy Lutsenko went for a walk with his dog near his home on the Staronavodnitskaya street. During the walk he was detained by the "Alpha" squad, who then put him in a minibus and drove away. "
My first thought is malevolent: the traitor got what he deserved! Lutsenko twice betrayed his fellow-patriots from UNSO, then he betrayed Yushchenko, he also never instilled the discipline in Ukrainian police, he didn’t bring the justice to the corrupted. It’s only natural that he was detained.
My second thought was deeper: Tymoshenko is about to be arrested. Anna Donets, a girl that recently fried eggs on the eternal light monument without causing any harm to either people of property, is sitting in the SIZO. Soviet times are back, my friends. Some of you still miss them, because you think that only oligarchs and nationalists will get punished? No, my dears, we all will.
There was a theatrical play during Soviet times, in which a young girl who happens to be a Komsomol leader gets in serious trouble. And for what? For trying to help children, who got their feet soaked in the freezing water, by tearing up the cloth slogan and wrapping their feet in it. What eventually saved her, was the fact that the slogan didn’t have communist content on it, rather it welcomed participants of long passed Olympic Games.
Now, do you remember how it was?
As far as Lutsenko’s arrest goes – it’s a bullet test. They started with ex-ministers. Next will be power ministers. After that, it will obviously be Tymoshenko. Although wise Tarash Chornovil warned: “Yushchenko brought to charge paper-pushers. Yanukovitch will do the same with ministers, and will try to scare Tymoshenko. If such trend continues, in 2015 Yanukovitch himself will go to prison. He will understand this soon enough.”
I would like for these two thoughts to come through:1. Ex-president and former prime minister must have partial immunity. They should not be responsible for what they did during their term.
Otherwise, the prosecution will become an instrument of political reprisal and revenge. Everyone who during Soviet times worked in agriculture or are now business owners know how this is possible. Even if you will obey all the rules and regulations, you might still be fired for underperformance or go bankrupted. Such are our laws written by lawyers, not by simple workers or by business owners.
In addition, if highest authorities know that after their term ends, they will be put away in prison, they will never voluntarily give up their power. Just like a while ago Lenin, Stalin, and now Putin. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO DO ANYTHING WITHOUT BREAKING ANY REGULATION. THEREFORE, IF THERE IS WILL, THERE IS A WAY TO PUT ANYONE WHO HAS THE POWER AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN PRISON. 2. The main principle of Democracy, equality of everyone before the law, is fundamentally wrong.
For example, ex-prime minister cannot be put in prison for whatever he has done. OTHERWISE PEOPLE WILL BE LEFT WITHOUT DEFENCE. Because nothing counteracts those who are at power other than their political opposition. It is also plainly unfair: today’s politicians steal no less than former ones. Keep in mind they have barely started their work. In general, any politician should be measured against only one indicator: whether people’s welfare is growing as a result of his work. If not, he or she should be gone after, whether he steals or not. Translation by Yuliya Shadyrya the_rhubarbsUPD:
If the state leaders know that after their leaving they will be imprisoned, they will not leave their chairs without bloodshed.