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Aircraft designer who created An-225 Mriya beaten up in Kyiv

The famous aircraft designer was suspected of currency fraud
13:44, 3 January 2019

TSN

Viktor Kovalsky, the 81-year-old famous aircraft designer, who created An-225 Mriya was beaten up in Kyiv as TSN news channel reported.

“I was beaten in the back and on the head…Five persons dropped me and began to kick me like a ball, I was flopping around like a landed fish,” Viktor Kovalsky said.

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According to the mass media, Viktor Kovalsky who is working as the aircraft designer for more than 40 years was suspected of the currency fraud. Three unknowns attacked him and began to kick him. Two police officers, who arrived to the site later, also used force against Kovalsky, as the victim reported to the journalists. The police did not confirm the involvement of the officers in the beating; however, it stated that the officers of the patrol police worked at the site.

The aircraft designer was handcuffed and put into the car of the law enforcers. As they checked his briefcase and found the drawings in it, the law enforcers understood that they detained not a fraud.

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According to the mass media, Kovalsky suffered a concussion, his back and a tooth are hurt, and the bruises can be seen on his face.  

The witnesses claimed that the passers-by called the ambulance.

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Solomensky police office has opened the criminal proceeding due to wilfully inflicted actual bodily harm. Now all details of the incident and people involved in it are under establishment.

Earlier the activist who cooperated with Temporary Investigation Commission, which investigates the murder of Kateryna Handziuk and attack at other public figures, was beaten up in the Kherson region.

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