Only a day after the topless protest in the Moscow’s polling station, which ended up with prison sentences for three FEMEN activists, Femen made news covers with another scandal – this time in a live TV show on Ukrainian television.
After being given a word in a special edition of Shuster live programme dedicated to Russia’s presidential election, the FEMEN activist Aleksandra Shevchenko used an opportunity to call for a renewal of the opposition protests in Ukraine instead. Her statement wasn’t welcomed by the MP of Ukraine’s ruling Party of Regions, Vadym Kolesnichenko, who said she was a ‘prostitute’. Then, the girl started brawling with Kolesnichenko, who responded by saying she was a ‘mentally-ill drunk slut’ and should get of the studio as she ‘dishonors Ukraine’. The show’s host Savik Shuster reminded the MP that Shevchenko was a ‘citizen of Ukraine' and there was ‘no need to insult her’. Eventually, the scandal ended as the FEMEN activist managed to spit in Kolesnichenko’s face, before being escorted from the studio by the security.
As she left, the discussion continued. Kolesnichenko’s fellow colleague from the Party of Regions, Inna Bogoslovska, said Shevchenko’s act was vulgar and questioned the sincerity of her motives. The former Ukraine’s president Leonid Kravchuk, who was also one of the guests, asked everyone to calm down and called for a mutual respect, saying he was not blaming Shevchenko for what she did.
Meanwhile, the three FEMEN activists, who stripped to their waist at the Moscow polling station minutes after Vladimir Putin had cast his vote, are serving the prison terms handed over hooliganism in Russia. Oksana Shachko has been sentenced to 12 days, Anna Deda to 10 days, and Irina Fomina to 5-day imprisonment.
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