Ukraine appeals to France with official request regarding brutal beating of Ukrainian teenager

Source : 112 Ukraine

The young man became a victim of the conflict between teenage groups
15:12, 22 January 2021

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Oleh Nikolenko
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The Embassy of Ukraine in France has addressed the Paris Prosecutor's Office with an official request regarding the brutal beating of a Ukrainian teenager. This was announced by Oleh Nikolenko, Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.

"The diplomatic mission has made an official request to the Paris Prosecutor's Office, it cooperates with law enforcement agencies in order to conduct a prompt and objective investigation. The consul is in contact with relatives of the teenager," Nikolenko said.

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According to the official, the young man became a victim of a conflict between teenage groups. Yuriy is currently hospitalized and receives medical treatment.

At the same time, the Ambassador of Ukraine to France Vadym Omelchenko said on Twitter that Ukrainian diplomats were cooperating with French law enforcement agencies to hold a prompt investigation of the incident.

As we reported earlier, the law enforcers detained four people possibly involved in the deadly fire at a nursery home in Kharkiv.

At this point, three versions of the tragedy are currently considered:

  • arson;
  • careless handling of fire in household use and of electrical appliances;
  • short out the power grid

Related: U.S. to remain steadfast in its support for Ukraine, - Embassy

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