One more Chamber-meeting “Kryvyi Rih without Vilkul” on November, 29 – nasty drizzling, dummy of Vilkul burning, crush between protesters and Municipal Guard, triple Police cordon in the City Hall lobby, “Public Guard”, “Community representatives council” and “Anti-corruption committee” formation.
On November 15, 2015 second round of election of the Mayor of the Kryvyi Rih city took a place. In six districts of the city “Samopomich” party candidate Yuri Milobog has won. But in seventh district current Mayor Yuri Vilkul (member of Opposition Block (ex- Party of Regions)) has won. City election committee of Kryvyi Rih declared preliminary results – Yuri Vilkul has won with 752 votes advantage. On November 16 the committee to declare official results and to consider claims about fouls during election process and votes counting has been in a session. Deputies of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine also have been at the session. The committee played a time and didn’t hurry to consider the claims but quickly claimed about new deputies of City Council and a new Mayor. During this near the building of City Council about 1000 citizens gathered. They wanted a honest and clear votes counting. Also they in opposed Yuri Vilkul. About 300 policemen secured the building. In the crowd were seen so-called “titushky” and riot police in the backyard of City Council.
Session of the election committee lasted till 6 a.m. of next day. In the morning at the session of City Council of Kryvyi Rih the Head of election committee Pavlo Hyvel (member of Opposition Block) declared Yuri Vilkul as Mayor of Kryvyi Rih city.
On August 28, 2014 Novoazovsk (small city located in 40 km from Mariupol near Ukrainian-Russian border) was captured by Russian special forces and pro-Russian rebels. Since then Mariupol citizens lived under the threat of invasion. But life was going on – children went to the schools, people walked in the parks, had rest on the beach, got married, organized meeting against Russian aggression, soldiers defended neighborhood of the city. But most at night they heard sounds of mines and shells explosions.
Woman lays on the beach against industrial buildings
Old man in Ukrainian flags during the meeting against Russian aggression
Petro Poroshenko attended Krivoy Rog during his Ukrainian pre-election tour. A meeting with voters was held in front of «Metallurg» stadium on May 17, 2014. Also at the stage appeared ex-minister of Internal Affairs Yuri Lutsenko, «Bat’kivschyna»’s deputy Mykola Tomenko and French public intellectual and author Bernard-Henry Levy. Petro Poroshenko was accompanied by his wife Marina.