Oleksandr Turchynov: The state is obliged to protect its citizens and bandits and murderers must bear responsibility
All involved in the shooting in Mukachevo must bear responsibility. This was announced by the Secretary of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov in an exclusive interview to "Interfax-Ukraine", commenting on the events in the region.
"When you fire a machine gun or grenade launcher at enemies at the front - you're a hero, but when you start to shoot from the same weapon deep in the rear and people are dying upon that - you are a bandit and a murderer. And there are no other options. Bandits and murderers must bear responsibility. The state is obliged to protect its citizens", - he stressed.
According to NSDC Secretary, the law enforcement agencies are obliged to detain all involved in the shooting in the region, regardless of their status. "Security Service of Ukraine, Ministry of Internal Affairs and the General Prosecutor's Office are obliged not only to detain those who shot at people, but to deal severely with those, who in this region, hiding behind official posts and parliamentary mandates, "provide cover" for smuggling, employ criminals and armed militants for shootouts" - he noted.
Oleksandr Turchynov pointed out that major personnel changes should be held in the region both in law enforcement and administrative blocks. "It is quite urgent to vote in the Parliament for removal of inviolability from deputies and judges. We must finally begin to clean up the country from bandits and corrupt officials", - he stressed.