The participants of the rally engaged in hand-to-hand fighting with «Berkut» near the building of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
The confrontation between the rally participants and staff members of a special unit «Berkut» happened near the building of the Government.
«During the confrontation that happened today near the building of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine the special unit officers broke the arm of the representative of the political party «Svoboda» Alexandr Sviridovskiy. Moreover, Alexandr was detained by the police. Now he is at the hospital,» the People’s Deputy Andrey Ilenko said.
He also said that the today’s confrontation with the «Berkut» was provoked after one of the officials tried to drive right past the crowd of people on his crossover, and the «Berkut» were clearing his way.
In addition, according to the information of the People’s Deputy Vladimir Ariev, the ministers abandoned their offices through the back door of the building of the government.
The People’s Deputy published the corresponding photos on his web page.
However, the press center of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine reported that the government was working according to the usual schedule.
Let us remind you, yesterday about 200,000 of the Ukrainians gathered at Maidan Nezalejnosti for the national veche in support of the European integration of Ukraine. The participants of the rally stormed the building of the Cabinet of the Ministers of Ukraine in Hrushevsky Street in Kiev.
Staff members of special unit of the Ukrainian police «Berkut» were attacked with the smoke boxes, and they had to use tear gas in response.