Kiev police released Ukrainian nationalists detained during riots

20.02.2017, DPR.

“Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists” (banned in Russia) nationalist battalion commander Nikolay Kokhanovsky and others, detained yesterday during riots in downtown Kiev, were released this morning, as Nikolay Kokhanovsky wrote on his Facebook page on February 20th.

Nikolay Kokhanovsky wrote that representatives of the nationalist battalions and several members of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament – Editor),  members of the nationalist political parties gathered near the building of the Desnyansky district police department, where the detainees were held. All detainees were charged under the Code of Administrative Procedure.

Recall that, in the morning of February 19th, around 1,000 people, including the militants of the nationalist battalions, gathered at Maidan square in Kiev to honor the memory of those killed during “maidan” [coup d’etat in Ukraine – editor’s note] in 2014. The protesters demanded to legalize the blockade against Donbass, and they attempted to break a police cordon near the National Bank of Ukraine. The protesters installed a tent not far from the office of the Petr Poroshenko’s Presidential Administration. The police arrested several people, including “Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists” battalion commander Nikolay Kokhanovsky.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

* Photo by mac_ivan, license: CC BY 2.0

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