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Irma Vitovska revealed for the first time how she spied on the Maidan: she cursed the Parliament and received threats

Vitovska recalled how she faced threats for activism during Yanukovych's time

Irma Vitovska, an actress from Ivano-Frankivsk with a clear pro-Ukrainian stance and a long history of activism, admitted that she has faced threats due to her patriotic activities. During Viktor Yanukovych's presidency, particularly during the Revolution of Dignity, the artist spied on the anti-Maidan movement and was closely monitored by informers from the "occupied special services," as Vitovska described them.

In an interview with Alina Dorotiuk on YouTube, the renowned actress reminisced about swearing at the Verkhovna Rada alongside her colleague Irena Karpa and evading the police with Volodymyr Tykhyi. At that time, maintaining a pro-Ukrainian stance could have jeopardized the Ukrainian artist's career in film and theater.

"We performed on the Maidan on December 10. Rimma Zyubina called me and asked, 'Will you go on stage with us?' I had already performed at the Stella before. Volodya Tykhyi was there. At that time, we were running down the hills from the police. We went out to protest against the Kharkiv agreements, and before that, there was the Language Maidan, where I covered the Verkhovna Rada with Russian curses with Irena Karpa," the artist recounted.

Irma Vitovska revealed for the first time how she spied on the Maidan: she cursed the Parliament and received threats

Irma Vitovska didn't hesitate to endorse Ukraine's pro-European path and even assumed the role of a spy, photographing buses transporting paid anti-Maidan protesters.

"I was working on a project for a TV channel, and I captured images of buses bringing individuals paid to participate in the anti-Maidan. They lived in appalling hangars. I forwarded all of this information, including the license plates. I was acting as a spy," the star recounted.

Vitovska faced threats of reprisal for sharing Ukraine's history, supporting the resistance, and speaking out. The Ukrainian started receiving messages from anonymous numbers as soon as she entered the crowd.

"I hadn't even passed through three security checkpoints when I received a text saying there would be no movie. There was no theater either. 'You can think about where to go.' There were messages that 'you'll make arrangements.' There were not only sympathizers on the Maidan but also those who eavesdropped and reported," added Irma Vitovska.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA conducted an interview with the actress where she discussed the war, the Ukrainian language, actors collaborating with Russians, and her "skeletons in the closet." Read more about it here.

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