Petro Poroshenko awarded the order for merits to Ukraine, a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin and most of the SBU Vasily Duma, which choked the Ukrainian community in Russia, says elise.com.ua.
The Ukrainian community of Russia appealed to the President Petro Poroshenko with a call to cancel the award “Chairman of the Board of the Association of Ukrainians of Russia” Vasily Duma with the order “For merits” of I degree.
The corresponding appeal on behalf of the Ukrainian society of Russian (“Ukrainian Congress”) passed the “Ukrainian truth”.
It is noted that the Ukrainians in Russia are outraged by the decision to award the Duma, wrongly said in the decree of may 4, as “Chairman of the Board of the Association of Ukrainians of Russia and the Federal national cultural autonomy “Ukrainians of Russia”, the citizen of the Russian Federation”.
The signatories remind that mentioned in the decree of the Federal Ukrainian organizations in Russia were “roughly liquidated by the Russian authorities in 2011-2012”.
The text says that in 2004-2011, the Duma was a member of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation from the Kostroma region. At the same time he was “delegated” by the Russian authorities on social work in the Federal Ukrainian organisations Association of Ukrainians of Russia (our) and the Federal national-cultural autonomy “Ukrainians of Russia” (NCAUR). The Senator was elected Chairman of the Board of education for sustainable NCAUR.
“In a further attempt of the Duma to fasten the Ukrainian public movement in Russia official Kremlin policy provoked resistance in the Ukrainian organizations, and in 2009, the Council on ESD released the Duma from office. This public activity of the Duma in the Diaspora ended” – note the Ukrainians in Russia.
They add that this name additionally became “toxic” after the publication of the report of spectracolor USA Robert Mueller on the investigation of the Russian intervention in the US presidential election in 2016.
“In particular, the daughter of V. Duma Miroslava Duma (in the report – Mira Duma), which is familiar with Ivanka trump, passed her and Donald Trump an invitation to the St. Petersburg economic forum”, – stated in the text.
“We can’t find any explanations or reasons for Your decision. Any argument to understand such actions of the state level. Your decree is a slap in the eyes of Ukrainians of Russia and the complete discrediting of Your work directly, the Ukrainian government and foreign Ministry on the territory of the Ukrainian Diaspora,” – say the authors of the appeal.
They apologize to all the activists of the Ukrainian Diaspora in Russia and call for the immediate lifting of the provisions of the decree awarding Council.
The document was signed, in particular, well-known public figure of the Ukrainian Diaspora of Russia, Deputy Chairman of “Ukrainians of Moscow”, member of the Board of Directors of the Ukrainian world Congress, Valery Semenenko, who was one of the founders and co-Chairman of the Ukrainian Enterprises of Russia and the Federal national-cultural autonomy “Ukrainians of Russia”, as well as representatives of various Ukrainian organizations in Russia.