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Beaten Ukraine's ex-minister Lutsenko in 'stable condition'

Politics - 13 January 2014 11:00
Beaten Ukraine's ex-minister Lutsenko in 'stable condition'

(QHA) - Ukraine's ex-Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko has been moved from intensive care after getting hurt in clashes in the capital Kiev, BBC reports.


As reported earlier, Lutsenko had been placed in intensive care after suffering "closed-head injury, concussion and hematomas".


Violence broke out between protesters and riot police on Friday when a court jailed three ultra-nationalists were handed six-year prison sentences for allegedly plotting to blow up a statue of the revolutionary Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin in 2011.


The unrest took place amid ongoing protests at Ukraine's decision to pull out of a landmark deal with the EU.


Lutsenko, the leading opposition figure was a prominent member of jailed former PM Yulia Tymoshenko's pro-Western government.


He himself was jailed for embezzlement and abuse of office in 2010, but pardoned under EU pressure in April 2013.

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