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Unlike fellow party member and the official Party of Region’s presidential candidate Mykhailo Dobkin, Tsariov was allowed inside the building of the pro-Russian separatist seized local Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) building, held since April 6 by armed insurgents.

The pro-Russian politician and one of most active opponents of the EuroMaidan Revolution that toppled his leader, Viktor Yanukovych, as president on Feb. 22, Tsariov has been called “Russian fascist” and beaten in Mykolayiv on April 9. He was blocked by EuroMaidan activists in his hotel room in Odessa the next day. But in Luhansk, he was welcomed with handshakes and only one angry woman shouted at him “Why are you so late, Tsariov?”  

“All the country, the entire world is looking at you as people, who came to defend their rights,” Tsariov told the participants of tent camp that grew up over the week for protection and supply of armed people, who are keeping control over the SBU and are accused by officials of terrorism and separatism.

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