Law enforcement officers detained suspect in attack on Balukh

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier it was reported that Volodymyr Balukh was in a medication sleep; his condition was consistently serious
22:00, 18 September 2020


National Police have detained the suspected of beating up of the ex-political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh. Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov announced this on his Twitter page.

"Kyiv police detained a suspect in the attack on Volodymyr Balukh on the night of September 8," the message says.

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine added that the detainee was a local resident born in 1988, who came to visit a friend who works as a security guard in one of the restaurants.

Under the procedural guidance of the Kyiv local prosecutor's office No. 4, the detainee was informed of suspicion of a criminal offense under Part 1 of Art. 121 (Intentional grievous bodily harm) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. In the near future the court will choose a preventive measure for him.

On the night of September 8, Balukh was severely beaten by unknown persons. It is noted that prior to this, he and his friends celebrated the anniversary of his release from captivity in the restaurant ‘Kozak’. At about midnight, Volodymyr left the establishment and went to the Edem restaurant. There, he had a conflict with the unknown. The man kicked him, and Balukh fell and lost consciousness. After that, the attacker disappeared without providing assistance to the victim. In the morning, Volodymyr Balukh was hospitalized.

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It was reported that Baluh had a broken arm and collarbone. MP from the ‘EU’ Iryna Gerashchenko reported that Balukh was still in a drug-induced sleep, his condition was consistently grave.

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