Polytologyst Mykhailo Chaplyha: taking hostages might be used both for pressing of voters and to decrease turnout for voting
Taking hostages similar to those which had taken place in Lutsk an Poltava may not only iterate but also become tools while coming local elections.
“We can expect that such situation wouldn’t be the last. We have seen total incompetence of authorities and law enforcements, we’ve also seen President’s weakness. It is well predictable that such incidents would be s stimuli for different kinds of people with disbalanced psyche. Unfortunately including people who’d participated in counter-terrorist operation in Ukrainian east and failed to find themselves into peaceful life”, - he said.
“Fear management is is key political technology. It means that first of all it is necessary to intimidate and then to manage citizens. Such technology would be used both by opposition and authorities. There might be different aims of intimidating: either to force giving a voice for some permanent candidate or to decrease presence of voters at polling stations”, - Mykhailo Chaplyha sais.
In Poltava previously convicted man menaced to explode the grenade. Then he took a policeman as a hostage and was demanding a car. After his demands were met he left Poltava towards Kyiv. He has freed the hostage and disappeared in the nearest forest. The crime is not still founded.