Knyazev: the Police did not allow the bloody protests

Князев: Полиция не допустила кровавых протестов

The Head Of National Police Sergey Knyazev

The head of the National police said that the protests near the Parliament was planned to end provocations with weapons.

The head of the National police of Ukraine Sergey Knyazev said at a briefing that during the protest near the Verkhovna Rada law enforcement officers prevented attempt “to undermine the situation” and to end the protests with blood.

“We know for certain that some radical forces tried to provoke the situation and finish the event with blood. Over the past days we have reported seized a large quantity of explosives, grenades, machine guns, smoke bombs, balaclavas, sharpened items. Why is it all purchased? In order to Express some of his political views?” – the head of national police.

According to him, barricades and metal detectors near the Parliament was exposed by the police only to ensure the safety of citizens.

“No one has forgotten August 31, 2015, when brought grenade claimed the life of the people.”, − he said and pointed out that on 17 October this managed to prevent.

According to Knyazev, at the end of the day recorded two cases of beating of militiamen who are currently in hospital with injuries of moderate severity. He also said about the facts of plunder of property of members of the national guard during the protest.


In Kiev, found a cache of explosives that could be used under the Rada

As reported Корреспондент.netOctober 17 near the building of Verkhovna Rada in Kiev gathered about four thousand people. The protesters demanded, in particular, to abolish parliamentary immunity, to create anti-corruption court and to introduce proportional electoral system with open lists.

Earlier it was reported that the clashes near the Parliament suffered one officer and three members of the rally.