At the opening ceremony of the12th Yalta European Strategy Economic Forum, Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, claimed that the number of citizens, who dissatisfied with their government, is much smaller than politicians say.In order to prove that he mentioned the events outside Verkhovna Rada building on August 31, 2015.
“They say that there are hundreds of thousands dissatisfied in Ukraine, but only 1,500 people rallied outside the Verkhovna Rada building,” he said.
The President mentioned quite obvious cases of unsatisfactory work of the Ukrainian government when hundreds of thousands citizens gathered for peaceful protests; the latest event was the Revolution of Dignity.
Earlier on, the deputies voted for amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine with regard to decentralization, which led to clashes between the National Guard soldiers and Svoboda All-Ukrainian Union activists resulted in death of three servicemen.
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