About 25,000 people came to the meeting with the current president of Ukraine, which took place on Mykhailivska Square in Kyiv. This was reported by the press service of the Kyiv police.
"According to preliminary estimates, about 25,000 people took part in the event. 1,000 law enforcement officers are on duty in the center of the capital," according to the report.
It is noted that in general, no gross violations were recorded, but police detained some people.
"During a superficial inspection, a telescopic stick was seized from a man. The man was taken to the police department, criminal proceedings under Article 263 (illegal handling of weapons, ammunition or explosives) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine began," the police said.
In addition, during the verbal skirmish, another man arranged a brawl and tried to wrest a poster of the participant of the rally. The attacker was taken to the police department, where administrative materials will be compiled under art. 173 of the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses.
Earlier, as part of a pre-election campaign, president Poroshenko has visited Cherkasy. Far-right came to ask Poroshenko, why no criminal proceeding against his close associate Oleg Gladkovsky, involved in embezzlement schemes in Ukraine's army, was launched. Representatives of the National Corps tried to block the motorcade of the head of state and started provoking ordinary residents of Cherkasy and the police to fight. The far-right tried to break to the scene, they used pyrotechnics, but Poroshenko managed to retreat. 19 police officers were hospitalized as a result of a mass scuffle.