Levyy Bereh reports that when Nikolai Azarov was talking to children near the Christmas tree, photojournalist Maksym Levin was approached by an employee of the State Security of Ukraine. He pushed the photographer saying "Finish your work, move away." Maksym Levin told him he is shooting at which the guard told him "F#@k, why the f#@k are you pushing the children?" The children stood right there and heard the conversation.
After the meeting, the photographer and a reporter of LB.ua caught up with the officer on the street and asked to see his identification. He has refused and quickly walked away from reporters, but then realizing he cannot get rid of them showed his ID. The guard's name is Roman Lisok.