In Kharkiv, people protested against the opening of the Covid-19 patient department at the local radiation protection clinic. Clashes with police began, and two law enforcement officers were injured, as the police in Kharkiv region said.
"On June 22, at 09:30, a rally began in protest against the opening of the clinic to receive citizens infected with coronavirus disease. [The action took place] under the walls of the Kharkiv Regional Specialized Radiation Protection Clinic on Novhorodska Street. At around 13:00, a skirmish occurred, resulting in bodily injuries for two 24-year-old police officers. Previously, one of the policemen received a blunt-force trauma and concussion, and the other suffered a bruised lower leg," the message said.
The investigative department of the Shevchenkivsky police department put the information into the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations under Part 2 of Art. 345 (“Threat or violence against a law enforcement officer”), part 1 of article 279 ("Blocking transport communications, and seizure of a transport company"), and part 2 of article 296 ("Hooliganism") of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
As we reported before, governments of European countries aim to train an army of medical staff for more effective counteraction against Covid-19, as the second wave of the disease approaches.