Police detains two organizers of clashes in Cherkasy

Source : 112 Ukraine

Two far-right National Corps party members were detained
19:43, 10 March 2019

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Law enforcers detained two organizers of yesterday's riots in Cherkasy. This is reported by the police of Cherkasy region.

"Two of the most active persons who are suspected of organizing citizens for committing hooligan actions and causing bodily harm to police officers who ensured public order are detained," the report said.

It is noted that the arrests took place within the framework of criminal proceedings opened under Part 2 of Art. 345 and Part 4 of Art. 296 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Kostyantyn Miroshnychenko, the representative of the Cherkasy branch of far-right National Corps party, stated on his Facebook that head of the regional party cell Dmytro Kukharchuk, Yevgen Svyrydov and other activists of the National Corps were detained.

Later, a statement about the disappearance of 5 activists appeared on the National Corps Facebook page. “The whereabouts of 5 activists of our organization are not known yet. The police report only two detainees. Others are missing,” the report said.

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As a result of yesterday’s clashes in Cherkasy between representatives of the far-right National Corps and police, 22 law enforcement officers contacted the hospital, 19 of them were hospitalized. 

As part of a pre-election campaign, president Poroshenko has visited Cherkasy on March 9. Far-right came to ask Poroshenko, why no criminal proceeding against his close associate Oleg Gladkovsky was launched. Representatives of the National Corps tried to block the motorcade of the head of state and started provoking ordinary residents of Cherkasy and the police to fight. The far-right tried to break to the scene, they used pyrotechnics, but Poroshenko managed to retreat. The law enforcement officers used coercive measures.

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