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One death; 90 policemen and journalists injured near Verkhovna Rada
16:32, 31 August 2015
One death; 90 policemen and journalists injured near Verkhovna Rada

Member of National Guard, injured by a bullet, died as a result of riot

16:32, 31 August 2015

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According to the evidence from the ground, one member of National Guard is shot dead. The Minister of Foreign Affairs Arsen Avakov informed that the man, who threw the grenade, is already detained. “The grenades are seized, including F1 hand grenade,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “About 90 people were injured near Verkhovna Rada; some of them faced major injuries. This is the result of several explosive devices thrown by the people in T-shirts of the "Svoboda" party, who fought against National Guard near Verkhovna Rada… Law enforcers have detained about 30 participants of fights near the parliament building,” he said. 

As a result of the unrest journalists from two Ukrainian channels are injured, states the journalist of 5 channel Oleksandr Arhat in his Twitter

Clashes under building of Verkhovna Rada have ceased, says the press service of the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

Five MPs, who voted for the amendments to the Constitution regarding decentralization are excluded from the “Samopomich” fraction. One of those excluded is Head of Foreign Affairs Committee of the Ukrainian Parliament Hanna Hopko.

As previously reported, today Verkhovna Rada gathered for an extraordinary meeting to consider the first reading of the adoption of amendments to the Constitution regarding decentralization. More than thousand people gathered for a protest rally against voting for these amendments. A protest rally, which was expected to be peaceful, resulted into a mass riot under the flags of political parties.

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