Senator Valentina Petrenko tried to pass off a drawing by a Ukrainian Maidan artist as her own caricature of the French weekly Charlie Hebdo. But it was exposed by journalists and bloggers.
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“Charlie Hebdo: not people - freaks. Hell hails Charlie Hebdo,” reads the inscription on the picture, which, according to Valentina Petrenko, depicts the employees of the French weekly, they are boiling in a cauldron hanging over a lit fire. However, this composition turned out to be familiar to bloggers who followed the press conference dedicated to the presentation of this cartoon. The senator was pointed out that, in fact, among those who are sitting in the cauldron, one can easily guess, for example, Viktor Yanukovych, the former president of Ukraine who fled the country, and a number of other figures from his reign. This did not bother Petrenko: there are many such images and authors, she retorted. However, then the parliamentarian admitted that the drawing was not hers, but insisted on her authorship of the signature to it. She categorically denied any connection with the Maidan, despite the fact that the fire under the boiler is provided by car tires - another characteristic sign of the Ukrainian events.