The interior Ministry said about 600 thousand participants of share-may 9

В МВД заявили о 600 тыс участников на акциях 9 мая

Police guarded the nearly 1,700 events across the country

In Ukraine it has been almost 1700 events.

In Ukraine, on may 9 took place about 1700 events on the occasion of the 72th anniversary of the victory over Nazism in the Second world war. In them took part more than 600 thousand people. The most numerous were the Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv region.

This was announced by the Director of the Department of communication of the Ministry of internal Affairs Artem Shevchenko.

According to him, the protection of public order were involved more than 30 thousand police officers. Most law enforcement officers were deployed in the capital, despite the holding of the song contest “Eurovision – 2017”.

“During mass actions for various violations in the police Department were invited and delivered more than 50 people. Most – 33 – in Kiev. They are charged with using banned symbols of totalitarian regimes, hooliganism and resistance to employees of the government. The clashes injured 8 police officers and 15 protesters. Now in different offices of police investigations are continuing, so later we can say definitively adopted procedural decision”, – said Shevchenko.

He added that at this hour some of the participants have already brought to administrative responsibility, as well as two cases opened criminal proceedings on h. 2. article 296 of the Criminal code of Ukraine.

Shevchenko said, thanks to proactive and preventive action all departments, the interior Ministry managed to minimize the use of banned symbols of totalitarian regimes.

“In General militiamen did it. However, in some regions, unfortunately, failed to avoid collisions and provocations. We are talking about Kiev, the Dnieper and Odessa. All actions of both citizens and law enforcement officers will be carefully analyzed and receive proper legal assessment”, – said the Director of the Department of communication of the Ministry of interior

He added that the interior Ministry notes that in the Western regions of the country, and Donetsk and Luhansk, mass events were held quietly and without disabilities.

We will remind, earlier the Deputy interior Minister Ilya Kiva declared that in Ukraine on may 9 arrested almost 50 people.

In Kiev police detained 24 members of the OUN