Stoltenberg refused to compare the «Maidan» protests and the «yellow jackets»

© RIA Novosti / Irina to Kalashnikova in fotoannunci protest action of motorists yellow jackets, who are demanding lower taxes on fuel, near the arc de Triomphe in Paris. Archival photoStoltenberg refused to compare the «Maidan» protests and the «yellow jackets»© RIA Novosti / Irina to Kalashnikova the image Bank

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday to journalists that does not see sense to compare with mass protests of the «yellow jackets» in France and the protests on the Maidan in Kiev in 2014.

Journalists at a press conference Tuesday after a meeting of foreign Ministers of NATO countries with the foreign Ministers of Georgia and Ukraine asked the Secretary General whether the Alliance to condemn the crackdown by the security forces protests in France, as NATO did in the situation of «Maidan».

«I don’t see any reason to compare the two situations. To compare them would be absolutely wrong,» — said Stoltenberg.

Perturbed by increasing the tax on fuel from January 1, 2019, and after him in petrol prices, the French have come out to protest across the country on November 17. The protest movement is called «yellow jackets» — for the main attribute drivers — yellow reflective tabard. The main requirement of the «yellow jackets» was the decline in gasoline prices.

During the riots that gripped the French capital, were detained more than 400 people. Injured during the protests got 133 people, including 23 security men, because of the protests, four people were killed.

The main Kiev square — Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence square) — was occupied by supporters of European integration November 21, 2013, immediately after the statement of the government Mykola Azarov to suspend the signing of the Association agreement with the EU. Later Maidan became the epicenter of confrontation between security forces and radicals. Responsible for the death of over 100 people for the new Ukrainian authorities laid on his political opponent, ex — President Viktor Yanukovych and interior Ministry special forces «Berkut». Yanukovych and «Berkut» have denied involvement in the killings. After the coup, the special division «Berkut» was disbanded.

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