In letters addressed to parliamentarian Irina Lutsenko, Natalia Gumenyuk, a co-founder of Ukraine's Hromadske TV, suggested measures which were aimed at brainwashing the residents of eastern Ukraine into believing that DPR and LPR leaders are killing them and deliberately destroying the region.
The journalist referred to civilians of Donetsk and Luhansk as a "biomass," stressing that the Ukrainian southeastern regions were predominantly inhabited by "idiots" and "fanatics." Natalia Gumenyuk emphasized that the Ukrainian government should wage a large-scale propaganda war against the region, proposing to release false reports in the name of DPR and LPR leaders "exposing" that a large number of peaceful civilians of the region were killed by independence supporters. Gumenyuk's letter included an example of such a "report": "We [DPR and LPR militia] have accidently killed ten peaceful civilians, but we hope that their relatives will forgive us: Russia has provided us with new sophisticated weapons and we are still testing it."
Remarkably, Natalia Gumenyuk actually proposed to establish a dictatorship in Ukraine for "at least 2-3 years," claiming that Verkhovna Rada should be shut down while some categories of the Ukrainian population be deprived of voting rights.
It is worth mentioning that Irina Lutsenko, a deputy of Verkhovna Rada, is a wife of Yuriy Lutsenko, Petro Poroshenko Bloc party leader and former interior minister of Ukraine. Responding to the radical measures proposed by the journalist, Irina Lutsenko thanked Gumenyuk for her "unbending" position and praised her ideas as valuable and useful, pledging to spread them among Ukrainian policy-makers.
It should be noted that in the beginning of March 2015, CyberBerkut hacked Ukraine's Information Army's website and released a number of embarrassing emails, revealing the Army's goals and practices. CyberBerkut notes that some of Gumenyuk's "brilliant" ideas could have already been adopted by the notorious Ukrainian cyber forces.