#Commentary of Sergey Zavdoveyev on increase in number of crimes committed by “ATO” participants in Ukraine
According to the Ukrainian Institute of Policy Analysis and Management, more than 50 cases involving the use of weapons against civilians and the participation of “ATO” veterans in the events that led to civilian casualties were registered in 2017 in Ukraine.
It is only the tip of the iceberg, the government remains silent about the greater number of crimes, because the “ATO” participants has long been out of control. The leadership of Ukraine treats them as “waste material”, for the actions of which it bears no responsibility,
Monitoring the situation in the rest of Ukraine, we see that the Kiev government has no leverage over the situation around the marginalization of society, which was triggered in 2014. Arms trafficking is gaining momentum on the territories controlled by Ukraine.
According to the different estimates, up to one and a half million weapons have accumulated in Ukraine due to the massive supply of weapons by the Western partners. These are so-called rewards, they reap, but about which, obviously, they have to remain silent.
Sergey Zavdoveyev, the DPR People’s Council deputy