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Members of radical far-right organization try taking city hall building in Vinnytsia region

Source : 112 Ukraine

The incident occurred in Zhmerynka
15:47, 27 February 2020

Radical group members detained, Vinnytsia region, February 2020
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An attempt to capture the building of the city council took place in Zhmerynka, Vinnytsia region. Members of a far-right radical group broke into the hall during the council's session on February 27, local press reported.

The culprits threw stones and smoke pellets at the building. The law enforcers managed to prevent the capture of the building and detained 20 people. They drove two cars to get to the building. Some of the activists suffered injuries during detention.

Earlier in February, the EU has urged Ukraine to combat extremism and its manifestations. Josep Borrell, Vice President of the European Commission, released the respective statement on Thursday.

Related: Poland, Israel protest against paying tribute to far-right poitical figures in Ukraine

"The EU rejects and condemns all forms and manifestations of racism, racial discrimination, and xenophobia directed against a person defined by reference to race, color, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin. The EU is aware of the alleged ties of the C14 group to far-right movements (...) The EU follows closely the developments in Ukraine, including the legislative steps that may impact on democracy, human rights and the rule of law and is consistently encouraging Ukraine, as well as all its partners, to continue efforts to fight any incidents of violent extremism", said the statement.

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