Number of police officers injured at Verkhovna Rada increase to 14

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier it was reported about 13 law enforcers who got injured; the number of detained people remains unchanged, - there are nine
13:59, 27 February 2018

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14 police officers were injured in the clashes near the Verkhovna Rada. The speaker of Ukraine’s Internal Ministry Artem Shevchenko reported this to the journalists on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

Earlier it was reported about 13 law enforcers who got injured.

"There are nine detained people and 13 injured policemen. According to the version I heard from the police - it all started with provocation of people who allegedly carried out a peaceful protest, they wanted to set the tires on fire," he explained.

Shevchenko added that he considers events that happened under the Verkhovna Rada a provocation.

Answering about the number of law enforcers under the parliament building, the speaker of the ministry replied:

"As many as it is necessary. We always have adequate security measures here ... We maintain a normal European level of security." 

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As it was reported earlier as a result of the clash that took place today under the building of Verkhovna Rada, two law enforcers were injured and nine people were detained. People's Deputy Anton Herashchenko said this at the parliament. Herashchenko said that the protesters under Verkhovna Rada were supporters of the former head of the Odesa State Reginal Administration and the former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili. They tried to set tires on fire, according to him.

As the People's Deputy Iryna Gerashchenko later said, the soldiers of the National Guard were injured and, according to them, stones at them were thrown also by deputies of the Verkhovna Rada.

The Verkhovna Rada intends to decide Tuesday on the issues of social protection of servicemen and instruct the committee to prepare for the urgent consideration a draft law on the Anti-Corruption Court. 

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