"In the town of Novotroitske there was a conflict between the residents, which turned into a massive violation of public order. A pre-trial investigation has been launched, the police identify all the participants in the incident," the statement said.
The conflict with the fight occurred with the participation of about a hundred citizens. The reason was a personal hostile relationship between several residents.
"The attackers tried to turn over the vehicles that were near the scene. Therefore, the police, in accordance with Article 46 of the Law of Ukraine ‘On the National Police’, were forced to fire four warning shots in the air and also call for reinforcements," the press service added.
The fight was stopped. Law enforcement authorities opened two criminal proceedings with preliminary qualifications under Part 1 of Art. 121 (intentional grievous bodily harm) and part 4 Article. 296 (hooliganism) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Investigation and identification of the persons involved is ongoing.
As we reported before, as of morning of April 20, the police registered four cases of non-compliance with quarantine in the Donetsk region. Among them, one criminal proceedings were opened on the events in the Svyatohirsk Holy Assumption Lavra.