Arsen Avakov Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine considers assault of the Organization of the Ukrainian Nationalist’s office (OUN) as warrantable. Due to the threat of using of grenade launcher by the protesters on May, 9 as Avakov claimed during the cabinet meeting that was aired by 112 Ukraine.
Avakov explained that there was a reason for the office assault because the police saw a man in camouflage cover with the grenade launcher at the window. He also reported that the grenade launcher tube was found out in the office but it was empty.
Furthermore, Avakov emphasizes that the law enforcements could not know that the grenade launcher was not loaded so they were assured that there was a potential threat to the civilians near the OUN’s office.