At least 100 police injured in explosion outside Ukraine’s parliament

by Systematic

A National Guard victim of today’s clashes in Kiev. Photo Yuriy Kirnichny/AFP

At least 100 police officers and servicemen from the Ukrainian National Guard were injured after a grenade exploded outside the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev, Monday. A combat grenade was allegedly thrown towards the police and national guard officers who were trying to prevent protesters from getting too close to the Ukrainian parliament building. Anton Gerashchenko, the adviser to the Ukrainian minister of Internal Affairs, posted on social media that one national guard officer was killed after being shot in the heart, however this has yet to be confirmed.

RT reports:

[…] According to Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, the people who threw the combat grenades were wearing T-shirts of the Svoboda political party.

“About 30 people have been arrested. Police have detained the man who threw the combat grenade,” Avakov said on his Facebook post. […]

Drone footage of the start of the clashes:


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