Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko through his decree awarded Kharkiv patrolmen Oleksandr Rostovskyi and his partner Dmytro Kyrienko who deceased as a result of the shooting at night near the city council with the Order for Bravery. Reads the decree of the President from August 22.
Patrolmen are awarded for the courage demonstrated during the fight with the crime, for the selfless implementation of the call of duty.
29-year-old Kyrienko died on August 20 during the shooting near the building of the Kharkiv city council.
As it was reported, a shooting incident occurred at city council building in Kharkiv. A shooter opened fire, standing next to a wounded man. He shot at patrol policemen who passed nearby. One of the bullets hit another policeman.
The servicemen returned fire and eliminated the attacker. His identity is being checked. The patrolmen men were taken to a hospital where one of them deceased. Another wounded is at the hospital, his grave conditions are stable.
Later police reported that an attacker also shot at Škoda car with a child.
Reportedly, police consider three version of the incident - assault because of the government’s actions, mental deviation of the shooter and hooliganism.