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Police release far right attackers earlier detained in Kyiv

As a result, the police detained about 40 far-right attackers and opened 3 criminal proceedings
08:30, 10 February 2019

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The police issued orders to release previously detained far-right attackers, who came to disrupt the meeting of Yulia Tymoshenko under the guise of "public activism." Masi Nayyem, the lawyer, brother of MP Mustafa Nayem, reported about the release on his Facebook.

“The police officers issued orders to release previously detained activists under Article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine and the possible violation of part 4 of Article 296 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The reason was the absence of enough pieces of evidence that could prove those people committed a crime, so that’s why the activists were not recognized as suspects nor would be during the time they had been detained," Masi Nayyem said.

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It is emphasized that many investigation actions should be undertaken, but it is impossible to finish the investigation for 24 hours.

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The State Investigation Bureau (SIB) opened criminal proceedings after numerous accusations against the police in beating the far right near the office in Kyiv.

The law enforcement officers detained people who stormed the police department in Kyiv and fought with the police, the Kyiv police reported on Facebook.

The law enforcement officers saw a group of people with covered faces and chevrons of far-right  C14 organization, included in the American terrorist base, on Kontraktova Square, Kyiv downtown, where the meeting of president's candidate Yulia Tymoshenko was taking place. They brought rubber-bullet handguns, Teren 4 pepper spray (carrying of which requires special permission), and knives. The police detained them and took them to the police station.

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Soon the detainees were released, but the other far-right came to storm the police station and fought with law enforcement officers.

As a result of the brawl, three police officers hospitalized with injuries.

Far right National Corps officially states that "C14 is filling the order from the pro-government structure of the president and Ukraine'sSecurity Service; in particular, skillfully taking advantage of the opportunity, at the moment the action by Katya Handzyuk. Yulia [Tymoshenko] has enlisted the support of [MIA head] Avakov and the Ministry of Internal Affairs."

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