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Murder of five-year-old boy: Police leaders suspended from duties in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky

Serhiy Knyazev, National Police Head, expressed his condolences to the relatives of Kyrylo
23:11, 3 June 2019

National Police Head Serhiy Knyazev
Press service of the National Police

The leadership of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky police department of Kyiv region was suspended from duties after the death of five-year-old Kyrylo, injured by the police officers, as the website of Internal Ministry reported.

“I want to express my deep condolences to the relatives of Kyrylo. It is a horrible tragedy. As a father, I can't even imagine the grief and desperation of the parents when their child dies. At the same time, as the Head of National Police, I assure you that we will cooperate with the investigation. Such actions are incompatible with the pledge and dignity of a police officer. We expect the severest punishment for the perpetrators,” Serhiy Knyazev, National Police Head, said.

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Five-year-old Kyrylo, who was allegedly shot by the drunk police officers in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky, died in Kyiv

Reportedly, according to the ministry, on May 31, a boy with physical injuries in the form of a severe closed-head injury, brain contusion, internal brain hematoma and a fracture of the temporal bone was delivered to the intensive care unit of the Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky hospital.

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According to police officers, around 4:00 pm on May 31, four children were walking alongside their place of residence. The 5-year-old boy, due to carelessness, slipped and fell on the asphalt concrete pavement and stone, as a result of which he suffered a head injury.

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