Protests after shooting of public activist Mykhailyk start in Odesa

Source : 112 Ukraine

Protesters demand the resignation of the heads of police and prosecutors of the Odesa region
18:06, 23 September 2018
About a hundred people went to protest in Odesa because of the shooting of public activist Oleg Mykhailyk. This is reported by Hromadske.

"They (the protesters) demand the resignation of the chiefs of the police and the prosecutor's office of the region, as well as require law enforcement officers to effectively investigate attacks against activists and name customers and performers," the report said.

Chairman of the Odesa organization "Power of people" Igor Bychkov linked the attack on Mykhailyk with his professional activities.

"This is unambiguously connected with Oleg's position, he spoke very unpleasant things to the city authorities, he also spoke against the law enforcers, probably Oleg became so uncomfortable for them that they decided to get rid of him," Bychkov said.

Oleh Mykhailyk, Head of city organization of the party "The Power of People", Odesa public activist was shot in the evening, September 22. His spouse claimed this, Dumskaya reports.  

Mykhailyk is in surgery in the City Clinical Hospital №1. The Doctors assess his condition as serious. 

The outlet noted that the victim has repeatedly opposed to the Municipal Administration of Odesa. 

Ruslan Forostiak, Adviser Head of the General Directorate of the National Police claimed that the victim sought the assistance of the passing police officers.  

‘His shoulder and chest are injured, currently, he is in a medical facility,’ Forostiak claimed.

The investigational group of the Prymorskyi Department is at the scene to establish the circumstances of the incident. 

‘Police officers are taking measures aimed at identification of the attackers. The incident is considered as an assassination attempt,’ the Police claimed.

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