The pleasure after Nadezhda Savchenko’s return did not last long. In May Mr. Gerashchenko sang the praises of Nadia and called her the Ukrainian Joan of Arc, at the same time he was among of the first who suggested exchanging her. There were poems devoted to her, she was prophesied the great political future, people tried to save her from “unscrpulous Ukrainian politicians” (but where would they come from after all those lustrations?).
Soon the whole country began to notice her strange behaviour. To begin with, Nadezhda had called all the journalists jackals and dogs, then she was seen barefoot in the Verkhovna Rada, she fell asleep during a committee meeting on defense and began an active criticism of the Ukrainian authorities. A little later, everybody swallowed her desire to negotiate with the leaders of Donbass and the declaration of intention to become the President of Ukraine.
However, her last statement caused a storm of indignation from the “true patriots” of Ukraine. Nadezhda Savchenko said that it would be nice for Ukrainians to apologize to the people of Donbass… According to the Adviser Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, MP Anton Gerashchenko – this is the top of cynicism. He became suspicious and suggested that Nadezhda was introduced by the Russian special services in the minds of Ukrainians.
There was a rumour within the country that Nadezhda is at least an agent of the Kremlin, that there is a sewn capsule with the unknown to the world of science chemical under her skin that affects the brain of unlucky laboratory guinea pig. Moreover, influenced by this terrible component, Nadezhda comes up with a dramatic clearing of consciousness and sensible ideas. She began to realize that the Ukrainian government brazenly deceives its people, openly betraying all the idea of “Maidan” and in addition started massacre in the east of the country.
There is also a different opinion. Ukrainian Internet warriors suspected, that instead of Nadezhda Savchenko the actor recruited by the FSS came back home. I think that only Sergey Bezrukov is in power of manage such a role. Perhaps in the near future we will see how Nadezhda sings a song on the “Maidan”: “Why the birch trees are so loud in Russia…”.
Sometimes I have the impression that the problem of the current owners of Ukraine – to make their citizens a weak-willed gray weight – is successfully implemented. Anything can be put in the consciousness of Ukrainians, and in absolutely short terms, without applying great effort. Ukrainians at least cannot, but there are those who do not want to see beyond their own noses. They are ready to chalk anyone who has a good perspective on the events taking place in their own country up to the Kremlin agents.
The main task of this government lies in opposition to Russia. All the troubles of Ukraine are because of Russia and Vladimir Putin personally. Multiple increases in utility tariffs, depreciation of the national currency, the illicit trade in arms of armed groups, rampant crime – all of this, according to the Ukrainian government, is the result of “Russian aggression”.
I do not presume to assess the objectives pursued by Nadezhda Savchenko, but she obviously scores points with such behavior, and with this she, naturally, causes dissatisfaction of such odious figures as Anton Gerashchenko. Perhaps in the near future Nadezhda will be able to even make a good competition among the Ukrainian political beau monde. If, of course, she will be allowed to, because those who dare to have own opinion do not live long in the country of Ukraine.
Alla Barhatnova, deputy of the People’s Council of the DPR