Ukrainian radicals have tied up a man to a post with a tablet saying “Ya vatnik” [I’m vatnik] in the city of Chernigov, the Ukrainian news portal Strana.ua reported on July 20.
Vatnik is a slang term used in Ukraine to describe people that do not support the current course of the Kiev governemnt and could be (not in 100% of the cases) pro-Russian.
According to the Strana.ua article, the radicals were accusing the tied man of destroying a memorial in memory of the Heavenly Hundred (protesters died during Euromaindan) and being a criminal.
The media states that Ukrainian Police arrived on the site of the incident but did not take any measures against the radicals that had tied the man. Police just freed the person.
In its article, Strana.ua added that this is only one of the exampels of actions taken by Ukrainian radicals against common people that do not support their views.
The censorship and a physical crackdown on dissent have become the every-day reality in Ukraine.