Activists barricade Lukyanivsky pre-trial detention center in protest of ex-Berkut exchanging

Source : 112 Ukraine

Demonstrators carry benches and trash cans to building entrance
08:53, 29 December 2019

112 Agency

In Kyiv, a rally of opponents of the exchange of ex-Berkut near Lukyanovsky pre-trial detention center. Protesters barricade the building. Censor.NET published the corresponding video on his Facebook page.

Activists are pulling upturned benches closer to the entrance to the building, and they also turned several garbage cans upside down.

According to one of the demonstrators, the government "gives" Berkut to Russia, so as to get rid of responsibility for the Maidan affairs. Activists consider the court decision to be incorrect in relation to those killed on the Maidan and their relatives.

Related: National Bank of Ukraine replenished foreign currency reserves by $ 7,93 billion in 2019

As we reported, the exchange of imprisoned individuals between Ukraine and the militant-held Donbas will take place on December 29. The venue will be Mayorsk entry-exit checkpoint in the Donetsk region.

Former fighters of Berkut riot police, suspected of killing Euromaidan protesters in February 2014, have been excluded from the list. The three servicemen spent more than six years over the bars.

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