Ukraine hopes that foreign countries and organizations will refrain from supporting unlawful actions and attempts to disturb the calm situation in society on the part of Ukrainian citizens, reads a statement posted on the Web site of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.This issue was discussed on January 13 at a meeting between senior Ukrainian officials and the ambassadors of the EU member states, the United States and Canada, during which they discussed the events near the Kyiv-Sviatoshynsky court on January 10-11.
As reported, on January 10, the Kyiv Sviatoshynsky court of Kyiv region found Ihor Mosiychuk, Volodymyr Shapra and Serhiy Bevz guilty of the intention to blow up a monument to Lenin in Boryspil during the Independence Day celebrations in 2011 and sentenced them to six years in prison each. Activists tried to block a prison van with the convicts. Clashes between the Berkut special forces and the protesters were reported. The Ukrainian side expressed confidence that the announcement of the verdict against the so-called "Vasylkiv terrorists" at the Kyiv Svyatoshinsky court has nothing to do with rallies on Independence Square, but could be used as grounds for provocations.."In the context of what happened the Ukrainian side told foreign diplomats: "Ukraine hopes that the international partners of our state will remain objective and impartial observers and demonstrate restraint in assessing the events in Ukraine, which is a matter of the internal development of the state.