In clashes at the Verkhovna Rada on 27 February suffered 13 law enforcement officers, said the speaker of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine Artem Shevchenko in the Parliament. His briefing was broadcast channel «112 Ukraine».
«I’m sure it was a provocation… Nine of the detained offenders, 13 injured police officers,» – said Shevchenko.
According to him, it all started with a provocation, «individuals who allegedly carried out a peaceful protest». «I wanted to light the tires. The police began to interfere, they threw stones, Molotov cocktails,» – said the speaker of the interior Ministry.
He added that all police injuries of varying severity. To the question whether there are victims among the protesters, Shevchenko said that he had no such information.
The speaker of the Ministry of internal Affairs reported that criminal proceedings for «the beginning» will be opened on the 296 article of the Criminal code of Ukraine (hooliganism). «And then – depending on what evidence will be collected,» – said Shevchenko.
He clarified that the clashes involved «several dozen protesters».
«We are constantly afraid of these people by force. Say: «Disperse, disperse»… Yes, there will be no acceleration. There are normal police response. Want peacefully to be here? Are. But once you start to turn their peaceful protest into clashes, breakthrough, throwing stones… God forbid, the use of weapons – you get a hard police response,» – said Shevchenko.
The press service of the Ministry of internal Affairs reported that the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev on February 27 injured 11 law enforcement officers, nine people were detained.
The people’s Deputy from «popular front» Anton Gerashchenko said that the provocation near the Verkhovna Rada was organized by the representatives of the party «movement novih forces», whose leader is the former President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili.
The ex-President of Georgia said that neither he nor his force irrelevant to current events.
The journalist Andrey Dzindzya has published in Facebook a video of the collision. According to him, the clashes began after the call of the MP from the «Samopomich» Yegor Sobolev of «seizure of power».
February 18 in Kiev held a «March for the future», organized by «Rukh novih forces.» Activists demanded the resignation of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Marches were also held in several other cities of Ukraine.
Saakashvili shares absent since February 12, he was deported from Ukraine, but appealed to supporters by telephone.
In clashes at the Verkhovna Rada injured 13 police officers – Shevchenko 27.02.2018