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Protest near Prosecutor's Office - seven police officers injured

The protesters provoked the scuffle with the law enforcers, who tried to get inside the building.
17:16, 17 September 2018

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At least seven policemen were injured in the disorders near General Prosecutor’s Office, as the press office of Kyiv police reports.

According to the information, the protesters provoked the scuffle with the law enforcers, who tried to get inside the building.

“The protesters painted the walls and then, aggressive participants tried to get inside the building, used pepper spray canisters and then a scuffle with the police officers, who maintained order, occurred. During the conflict, several law enforcers were wounded, they couldn’t receive medical aid as the protesters were storming the building. Consequently, the protesters made a corridor, the policemen retracted. The injured police officers are receiving medical aid,” the press office informed.

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Later, the protesters tried to damage the front door, fire extinguisher were applied against them from the inside. In response, stones and block stones flew to the windows of the building.

“Police officers remain near the building, they are trying to urge the protesters to follow the current legislation and express their position in a peace way,” the police informed.

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As  112 Ukraine reported, the protesters brought several trash cans to the building of the Prosecutor’s Office.

Police opened the criminal proceeding on the case.

Moreover, NewsOne team was attacked during the protest. Someone threw eggs in the reporter, some woman punched another reporter. The police opened a criminal proceeding concerning this as well.

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Reportedly, activists of Ukraine's far-right political forces tried to attack the building of Prosecutor General's Office in Kyiv. The disorder was caused by the decision of the Ukrainian authority to extradite Timur Tumgoev, the Ingush national and the Russian citizen.

On September 12, it became known that Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine extradited Timgoev to Russia, as the Russian federal security service requested. Explaining the decision, the Ukrainian side said that Timgoev is wanted by the Russian Federation as the ISIS militant; he allegedly served with the Islamic State fighters in Syria. 

Tumgoev twice asked for the refugee status in Ukraine, but the request was turned down - in both cases.

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