Clashes near Parliament: 15 of 111 detained have veteran cards
16:35, 5 March 2018

Clashes near Parliament: 15 of 111 detained have veteran cards

Two detained protesters are disabled war veterans

16:35, 5 March 2018

Internal Ministry Facebook

15 people among 111 detained in clashes near Parliament had veteran identification cards. Artem Shevchenko, Internal Ministry spokesperson, wrote about it on his Facebook page.

“111 people in total were taken to Pechersky and Shevchenkivskyi Police Department. 15 of them had veteran identification cards, two of them stated they had cards orally, but they did not show any document to confirm this. Two more of detained had veteran identification cards,” he wrote. The police compiled information on four people (women), who were not war veterans.

One detained man, who has a veteran identification card, is suspected of vandalism under the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

One of the protesters was on the wanted list under the article on illegal production, distribution, possessing or transportation of drugs, psychotropic substances or similar things from May 29, 2015.

“Seven of detained people served in Ukraine’s National Guard battalion Donbass”.

Earlier, Semyon Semenchenko, member of the Vyzvolennia movement and people’s deputy, wrote on his Facebook page, that there were a lot of war veterans among the detained.

Related: Clashes near Parliament: Seven injured police officers

“We took the first part of “homeless” from the police. That is how people, inspired by the victory (40:1), pro-government commentators call illegally detained during tent city attack war veterans. Shevchenkivskyi Police Department couldn’t take away their veteran identification cards. Please, meet. These are war veterans,” he wrote.

Semyon Semenchenko Facebook

Shevchenko reminded that according to Ukraine’s Service on ATO Participants and Veterans Affairs nearly 329 000 people received veteran identification cards.

As we reported earlier, the police officers started the investigation in the tent city under two criminal procedures: the events of Feb. 27 near the Parliament. But the protesters started to resist against law enforcers. The clashes began and according to the police data 6 people out of those, who were in the tent city, were injured, four victims among policemen. As to Vyzvolennia, 11 protesters were hospitalized, seven police officers were injured.

Later, it was reported that, as a result of clashes between the protesters and law enforcers over 100 people were detained. While searching the premises of the camp, the police seized nine RGD-5 grenades, fuses, Molotov cocktails and five smoke grenades.

The law enforcers released all protesters detained at the protester camp near the Ukrainian Parliament.

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