Oleksiy Honcharenko (1980) is a Ukrainian politician, chairman of the Odesa Regional Council and leader of the public organization “Quality of Life”. He claims that PM Viktor Orbán did not believe the Russians did the Bucha massacre and wanted evidence. Honcharenko added that the Hungarian prime minister would like to remain an enemy of Ukraine.
Unconfirmed reports say that the Ukrainian MP has joined the international debate regarding the Bucha massacre and dragged PM Viktor Orbán into it. He accused Orbán that he would like to remain an enemy of Ukraine. A Russian news outlet published that statement first, referring to the Russian RIA Novosti news agency. However, the news has yet been published only in Russian media, and Ukrainian sources have not confirmed it yet – 24.hu reported.
24.hu found the original Facebook post of Mr Honcharenko, in which he writes even more.
The Ukrainian MP focuses on the Bucha massacre, which president Volodymyr Zelenskiy referred to as a genocide. International media wrote last week that withdrawing Russian troops committed mass murders among the city’s civilians. Of course, the Kremlin did not admit that. Moreover, they said Ukrainians staged it to provoke Russia. Western satellite images weaken Moscow’s standpoint. They show that the residents’ bodies were already on the streets when the Russians were still in Bucha.
Honcharenko wrote on Facebook that, according to Zelenskiy, one of the EU member states’ leaders wanted evidence that the Bucha massacre was not staged.
“He wanted evidence. Zelenskiy refused to name him. But I do. He was the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán. Orbán does everything to remain an enemy of Ukraine. And we will never forget and never forgive this. If you cover murderers, you become one” –
he concluded his post.
Ukrainian users posted even more radical comments under the post. 24.hu said that Honcharenko has a long career full of scandals. Lately, he said he would find it a good idea if FIFA gave a “free ticket” to Ukraine for the world championships in Qatar. KárpátHír wrote that Mr Honcharenko is a member of the European Solidarity party in Ukraine.
Furthermore, “in January 2015, Ukrainian blogger and journalist Anatoly Shariy published a video showing that Oleksiy Honcharenko travelled on the Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship in the Caribbean. Honcharenko was criticized for going on an expensive vacation during the War in Donbas” – Wikipedia says.
On 9 October 2018, Oleksiy Honcharenko spoke at a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in large rubber gloves. He said that without gloves it would be “unsafe to shake hands and touch door handles”, hinting at the accusations of Russia in the poisoning of Skripals. Assembly President, Liliane Maury Pasquier (Switzerland), made a remark to the Ukrainian deputy: “Mr. Honcharenko, I want to remind you that we are not on the stage of the theater, so it’s not necessary to use different props for changing clothes.”
Source: 24.hu, Wikipedia