KYIV, Oct 17 â€” RIA Novosti. At least one militiaman was injured during the conflict with protesters in Central Kiev, steps are being taken to stabilize the situation, said press Secretary of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine Artem Shevchenko.
On Tuesday, Parliament held a mass protest organized by a number of Ukrainian political forces, including the party of former Georgian President, former Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili “the Movement of new forces.” The protesters demanded to cancel parliamentary immunity, to create anti-corruption court and to introduce changes to the electoral law. Some participants of meeting have declared intention “to stay as long as you want, even at night.” MP from the faction “block of Petro Poroshenko”, one of the organizers of the rally Sergey Leshchenko reported that the police block demonstrators trying to deliver tents to the Verkhovna Rada. Later, between activists and security forces clash.
“On Hrushevskoho street from the side of the Cabinet, between the Cabinet and the Verkhovna Rada, where was the check point of the protesters were trying to break, wanted to go without inspection metal detector, so that any conflicts, the protesters broke several sections of the fence framework and several sections of metal detectors, because of this, there was a skirmish,” said Shevchenko, the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
According to him, in the incident suffered at least one law enforcement.
“The police and guards doing everything to prevent an escalation of this conflict. At the moment there is at least one victim from law enforcement. We try to do everything in order not to aggravate the situation and encourage everyone to behave peacefully… All actions will be analyzed, qualified, all the perpetrators will be brought to justice,” â€” said Shevchenko.