The oligarchs are cooking a “Tariff Maidan”


August 20, 2015

Vladimir Raichenko


Translated for Fort Russ by J. Arnoldski

Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada and member of the parliamentary faction “Bloc of Petro Poroshenko”, Sergey Kaplin, has called Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk an “enemy of the people” and “mafiozi” and has called for a new Maidan against the executive authorities.

The information bulletins of the “Party of Ordinary People” recently established and headed by Kaplin, with the above-mentioned claims, was distributed on the streets of Kiev, a correspondent of “PolitNavigator” reports.

Photographs of thousands rallying on the main square in Kiev adorn the front page with the inscription: “We’ll start a Maidan against the “Yatsenyuk tariffs.”

“Enough with the talk about ‘Yatsenyuk’s tariffs’ from the talk-show podium. He doesn’t care to hear us. Only a “Tariff Maidan” will stop the Prime Minister, a key role in which must be played by the people of Kiev,” – the leader of the newly-fledged party, who once hacked to pieces with an axe the door to the office of the mayor of Poltava, explained in the pages of the newspaper.

Thus far, Kaplin’s rhetoric has only become harsher and more radical.

“Together with ordinary Ukrainians I will go by foot through the towns and villages,” he promised, “We will build a real Maidan against the tariffs of Yatsenyuk, we will demand his resignation, and, if necessary, re-elections to the Verkhovna Rada. We will not forgive betrayal. There is no place for enemies of the Ukrainian people in parliament and government.”

Kaplin promises to mercilessly fight not only the high tariffs, but also corruption and the oligarchs, although he avoids direct criticism of the oligarch whose parliamentary fraction he’s a part of: Poroshenko. 


To the question of how to achieve all of this, he replies: 

“I have three answers for this question. Maidan, Maidan, and Maidan again.”

Besides Yatsenyuk himself, his close circle is also attacked in a collage with the caption: “Yatsenyuk’s mafia didn’t let us choose.” Besides Yatsenyuk, Oleksandr Turchynov, Arsen Avakov, and Sergey Pashinski are discerned.


In the conclusion the bulletin of the the party said: “We are going to the polls in the city council.”


According to the information of “PolitNavigator,” the oligarchical group of Firtash-Levochkin is the sponsor of colorful politician which in competing with Yatsenyuk camp and is believed to be involved in organizing the initial stage of a Maidan 2.0. Sergey Kaplin ended up in the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko as part of an agreement with Klichko’s UDAR, financial aid to whom was also provided by Firtash and which the oligarch Firtash revealed under oath in Austrian court.

Earlier, Sergei Caplin issued an ultimatum to the West, threatening that Ukraine will start producing nuclear weapons, if it doesn’t receive effective assistance from the US and the EU.

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