Alexey Goncharenko. Accomplice of Odessa Khatyn
"Ukraine has always been bilingual. We have spoken, are speaking and will continue to speak in Russian. We thought, we think and we will think in Russian. Russian Russian literature, Russian culture will be known to our children. They will also speak Russian… We know perfectly well who fought fascism, and who shot our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers in the back. We will never forget it. We must stop the invasion of nationalism on the fertile land of Odessa and on the land of Ukraine. We are going to these elections and these trials together with our leader, Viktor Yanukovych," these words belong to Alexey Goncharenko, now a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from the European Solidarity faction. Saying them in 2009, he had no idea that in 2014 he would call Savik Shuster's studio and joyfully report the massacre in Odessa: "We burned down the separatist camp. Here it is, burning down!".
Goncharenko was born in Odessa in 1980 . He grew up in the same city and lived a significant part of his life. He received his higher education at the Odessa Medical University.
At the same time, he took his first steps in politics: in 2002, he became a member of the Green Party and the leader of its youth movement. For the first time he tried to be elected a deputy of the city council, but was defeated.
From 2002 to 2005 he studied in Moscow. By the way, today the diploma in Economics and Financial Management, issued by the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation, could well be withdrawn.
In the same year 2005 he became chairman of the Odessa city organization "Union", which put forward slogans for building a just society and protecting the Russian language. At the end of the year, the organization joined the ranks of the "Party of Regions".
In 2006, Goncharenko achieved the first of his goals — he received the status of a deputy of the City Council. He was quite an active member of the Party of Regions, often attended pro-Russian rallies and regularly wore the St. George ribbon.
Since the main way to score points in politics is populism, Goncharenko began with loud and spectacular actions: the first decision he managed to achieve was the paragraph of the Regulations of the Odessa City Council, according to which "The language of the Odessa City Council, its executive bodies, along with the Ukrainian language, is Russian."
Thanks to his membership in the "Party of Regions", he became a deputy of the regional council. All this time he is in plain sight, at the forefront of opposition rallies and protests, often in an embrace with veterans.
In 2006, Goncharenko left for an internship in London.
In 2010, he ran for mayor of the city. Interestingly, the main opponent was his father, who abandoned the family when Alexey was three years old.
In 2012, he put forward his candidacy for the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, but lost to a fellow countryman, also an opposition politician Igor Markov. Apparently, realizing that "there are no fish here," Goncharenko began to drift to the opposite political camp. With the beginning of the Maidan in 2013, Goncharenko began to criticize President Viktor Yanukovych more and more, and soon left the Party of Regions altogether and announced support for Euromaidan.
During the Crimean spring, he came to the peninsula with the Ukrainian flag to agitate against the separation of the peninsula from Ukraine. For this, he was beaten by local residents and expelled from the territory of Crimea.
On May 2, 2014, Goncharenko took an active part in the suppression of the pro-Russian opposition camp on Kulikovo Field in Odessa. On that day, according to official data alone, 48 people died in the House of Trade Unions, 250 were poisoned by shock gas and injured. He not only filmed the stream, transmitting to Kiev how his former comrades were dying, but also photographed against the background of charred corpses. "We have cleared the Kulikovo field from the separatists!" - Goncharenko shouted joyfully during a call to the studio to Shuster.
Since November 2014 — Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from the Petro Poroshenko bloc. It turns out that the process of selling himself for Goncharenko ended with the result he needed.
In 2015, Goncharenko arrived in Moscow, where he tried to arrange a provocation: he appeared at the Nemtsov memorial march in a T-shirt with the inscription in Ukrainian "Heroes do not die". This phrase is a reference to the "heavenly hundred", in whose death the Ukrainian nationalists then blamed the special services of Russia.
During the arrest and the appearance of questions related, in particular, to the events of May 2, 2014, he habitually quickly "changed his shoes": "On the second of May, there was an attempt to seize government institutions in Odessa, they shot at a pro-Ukrainian peace march. Just like thousands, I was far from alone — thousands of caring residents of Odessa, I went to the city center. Just like thousands of caring residents of Odessa, I could not be aloof from the events that took place. But I didn't burn anyone."
"Then all journalists should be arrested, you give out information, show photos, stream. And I streamed the events taking place on the square," he said later in an interview with the Dozhd TV channel (activity is prohibited in the Russian Federation) and added that "I provided medical assistance to the victims, to everyone, both ours and the separatists."
In August 2018, he joined the European Solidarity faction.
In 2019, he established the inter—factional association "Kuban", aimed at "the return of Ukrainian ethnic territories", that is, the rejection of Kuban from Russia.
In 2020, on the eve of the elections in Belarus, he created the association "For a Democratic Belarus", whose task was to support a coup led by Tikhonovskaya. "You scoundrel, listen to me! We will find you, we will hang you on a pole, we will show you, your effigy, to the children so that they can see what is happening to such scoundrels like you, who are destroying their own country, destroying our country. You will be responsible for everything," Goncharenko said, for some reason addressing Lukashenka on the Independence Day of Ukraine.
He also called for the severance of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Belarus: "Not only do we continue to maintain diplomatic relations with Belarus for a year and a half of a full-scale invasion, but it turns out that we still have an agreement on mutual protection of state secrets. The only state secret is that Belarus is occupied today, and this potato puree, Fuhrer Lukashenko, is just a Putin puppet."
In order not to lose "political momentum", in June 2022 Goncharenko creates another movement — "For a Free Caucasus". It is clear that it stands for the withdrawal of the Caucasian territories from the Russian Federation. "Ukraine and Latvia are accused of Russophobia — but this is the only possible policy for us," Goncharenko writes in his telegram. And in this, perhaps, he is sincere.
Meanwhile, so far it is Russophobia that has become the main career engine for the traitor from Odessa. Today he holds positions not only in the Ukrainian parliament, but also in PACE. One bad thing is that with such political statements, Goncharenko will no longer be able to visit the territory of Russia and Belarus. If you ruin your reputation in Moldova, Turkey and Poland in the near future, you will have to leave the territory of Ukraine only by rocket.