On February 21, President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky addressed citizens of Ukraine because of clashes near New Sanzhary.
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Zelensky's appeal to Ukrainians
Vladimir Zelensky called the situation under Novye Sanzhary another exam for Ukrainian society. After all, periodically in every nation there come times when you need to take it.
Dear Ukrainians, in the history of every nation there are times when you need to take an exam and answer vital questions … We are a crowd, or a united people, we are a herd, or we are a nation, we are residents, or citizens … The story with coronavirus and the return of our citizens is another exam for our society,
– said Vladimir Zelensky.
At the same time, the president greeted the citizens who returned to their homeland and wished them good health. Later, he also thanked the crew of the plane that carried out the evacuation, the journalists who accompanied the group, and the employees of the ministries of foreign affairs, health and internal affairs. As well as everyone else who made daily efforts to return Ukrainians home. I did not regret a word of gratitude to that part of the society that supported the evacuees during the difficult period.
Zelensky also noted that the Ukrainian should be sure that the state will not leave him in difficult times, because every Ukrainian is irreplaceable.
Every Ukrainian should clearly know that my state will not leave me. And no matter who I am – a captive sailor, a political prisoner, an activist who has fallen into basements in the occupied territories, a young girl with a dog. Or any other ordinary person who is at the epicenter of a new virus. I am Ukrainian, and therefore my state will not leave me,
– summed up the president.
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Will the organizers of the clashes in New Sanjara be held accountable
Vladimir Zelensky understands that some local residents are worried. But he is certain that some deliberately sowed panic and incited this "savagery."
He believes that the perpetrators of the clashes yesterday failed the test for humanity, unity and critical thinking. Zelensky noted that most of the citizens who returned were born in 1995 and 1997, and among them an 8-year-old boy. That the returned Ukrainians are not lepers and are not sick with the plague, but ordinary people who have been examined and boarded the plane.
Customers and organizers will be held accountable. I am glad that not only law enforcement officers, but also society began to understand yesterday's situation. All photos and cameras recorded the faces of many people who organized the riots. These are world-famous virologists in tracksuits,
– he said.
The President emphasized that the days when political points can be earned at the cost of public order and national security have passed.
Yesterday, according to your attitudes, they didn’t just throw stones at buses with people, they were stones at the remains of your dignity, your decency and honor,
– said Vladimir Zelensky.
Zelensky also remembered the doctors who violated the oath of Hippocrates. He was struck by how the staff of the medical institution sang the anthem of Ukraine after learning that the evacuees were not being taken to them.
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When the coronavirus test will be evacuated
According to Vladimir Zelensky, the conditions in the sanatorium "New Sanzhary" correspond to the norms and practices of other countries that carried out the evacuation.
The President noted that all evacuated people and staff were provided with personal protective equipment and were under round-the-clock supervision of doctors. Now no one has symptoms of SARS and fever, but on February 21, those evacuated will undergo control tests for signs of the virus, the results of which will be announced in the near future.
The situation is stable and controlled. And therefore, dear Ukrainians, we must pass this maturity test with honor … Trust not common headlines and fakes, but common sense. The scariest virus is the hate virus. His symptoms are immediately noticeable
– summed up Zelensky.
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Address by Vladimir Zelensky: video
Briefly about the clashes in New Sanjary
When the residents of Novy Sanzhar learned that the evacuated from Wuhan were being taken to their village, the first protests and blocking of roads took place on the evening of February 19. Due to the worsening situation, the police and the National Guard arrived with armored vehicles. People blocked roads, burned tires and arranged skirmishes with law enforcement officers. In the evening, the security forces drove people away from the road to make a corridor for 7 evacuated buses. Locals threw stones at buses shouting: “Shame” and broke several windows and doors. Evacuated in response showed hearts, waved flags or simply covered their faces. In the end, all the buses drove into the medical center, and law enforcement officers closed the gates from the inside. As a result of the clashes, 9 law enforcement officers and 1 civilian were injured. During the clashes in Novy Sanzhary, police detained 24 people and opened 5 criminal cases. On February 21, 23 detainees were released, and the man who threw stones at the bus was left in custody. The peacekeeper said he would bring the organizers of the protests to the Purgatory base.
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