Conflict in Mukachevo (Transcarpathian Ukraine): the evacuation of local people announced

Source : 112 Ukraine

Three people are killed as a result of a shootout in Mukachevo, where far-right organization “Pravyi Sektor” was involved. Ministry of Internal Affairs evacuates the local residents
11:52, 12 July 2015

11 July in Mukachevo (Zakarpattia region), a skirmish between the "Pravyi Sektor" and  the residents took place in a local cafe. Interior Ministry conducts a special operation. According to law enforcement agencies (Security Service and Interior Ministry), one civilian is killed and four are wounded in a shootout, also six policemen are injured, three police cars were destroyed by grenade launchers.

"Pravyi Sektor" reported that two members of the organization were killed and four are wounded.

The reason of conflict, according to local prosecutors, was the redistribution of spheres of influence between the "Pravyi Sektor" and local residents (according to the media, the people of MP Michael Lanio). The case in a criminal trial against the fact of skirmish is already presented.

“Pravyi Sektor" announced an indefinite protest demanding to arrest Michael Lanio, Viktor Medvedchuk, to retirelocal agencies of Internal Affairs and Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

The protests began yesterday in Kyiv and Lviv, currently the protesters are gathering in Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Zaporizhia, Kherson, Ternopil. The protesters gather near the Interior Ministry buildings. They claim against the police in Mukachevo, who attacked the members of “Pravyi Sektor”.

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