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Clashes at court hearing Odesa Mayor case: 38 people detained
21:48, 15 February 2018
Clashes at court hearing Odesa Mayor case: 38 people detained

Criminal proceedings were opened based on the fact of wounding a police officer near the court

21:48, 15 February 2018

Chief Department of the National Police

Police detained 38 participants of the clashes that occurred on Thursday, February 15, near Solomiansky District Court of Kyiv that is hearing Odesa Mayor, Hennady Trukhanov case. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said this in commentary for Ukrainian News agency.

"38 people were detained, and we will detain more," he said.

According to the Kyiv police, criminal case were opened based on the fact of wounding a police officer near the court.

The investigators started criminal proceedings for threat or violence against a law enforcement officer.

"Active participants of the conflict at the court are brought to the police department in Kyiv, including a man who used a gun," the report said.

According to the police press service, about 30 active participants in the conflict were brought to the police.

Police seized two devices for shooting rubber bullets, two telescopic batons, a grenade, several knives, gas cartridges and smoke bombs.

After identifying the detainees and obtaining explanations from them, a legal assessment of their actions will be given.

In addition, after examining the seized items, it will be decided whether to open a criminal case for the unlawful handling of weapons, ammunition or explosives.

Related: Odesa Mayor discharged on parole

As it was reported earlier the shooting occurred at the entrance to Solomiansky Court where the hearing of the case of Odesa Mayor Hennady Trukhanov is taking place. One police officer was wounded in the shooting. A police officer on duty was wounded in Kyiv near the court. The shooter was detained. Police officer with gunshot wounds in the legs was taken to the hospital. The shooter was taken to the police department,according to the police.

Earlier, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) served charges and detained Hennady Trukhanov, the Mayor of Odesa on February 14. It was noted that Trukhanov is transported to the building of the NABU for the questioning.

The NABU detectives under the guidance of the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office served charges on Trukhanov due to the suspect of the embezzlement through the malpractice. Moreover, three people were detained on the same criminal proceeding.

The NABU began the investigation in November 2016 on the purchase of the former plant 'Krayan' at an overvalued price by the city council. According to the bureau, the building was sold for $149, 080 in the beginning of 2016 and the Mayor office of Odesa purchased it in September 2016 for $ 6.9 million.

Related: Anti-Corruption prosecution to demand detention of Odesa mayor or $1.87 million bail

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