The police drew up eight administrative protocols and opened two criminal cases during the protest rally outside the Russian Embassy in Kyiv on September 18 on the day of elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation, reported the police press service.
According to the report, police arrested and brought to the department three people. An administrative protocol has been drawn up against one of them due to willful disobedience to police, while two others were released after interrogation. One of the citizens was issued administrative protocol for petty crime right on the spot.
Two criminal proceedings under Part 1 Section 296 (hooliganism) of the Ukraine’s Criminal Code have been launched over the events that took place near the diplomatic institution (the Russian Embassy in Kiev, -. Ed.). The law enforcement officers conduct a pre-trial investigation and establish the persons involved in the offenses, the report says.
The National Police also reported that they arrested two persons near the Russian Consulate in the city of Odessa and drew up administrative reports against them for petty hooliganism. Police clarify that detainees hustled outside the diplomatic institution.
No violations of the order have been recorded in the cities of Lviv and Kharkiv. On the night of September 17, a group of unidentified people fired the Russian Embassy in Kiev with firecrackers and salutes.