Police withdraw protection from all presidential candidates, except Zelensky, Tymoshenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

The police withdrew the protection from seven candidates
15:58, 1 April 2019

Ukraine's presidential candidates Volodymyr Zelensky and Yulia Tymoshenko
112 Agency

The National Police have withdrawn the protection from seven candidates, while Volodymyr Zelensky and Yulia Tymoshenko are still guarded as Ukrainian News reported citing Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

“Yes (we withdrew the protection from all), except Tymoshenko and Zelensky. Until the end of the calculation. Probably, only Zelensky will be protected,” he said.

It is noted that the minister did not specify the names of the candidates from whom the guard was withdrawn.

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