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 Rally in support of arrested police officer Oliinyk to take place on Sunday in Kyiv

On Sunday, Feb. 21, a rally against the decision of the Pechersk district court to detain patrol officer Serhii Oliinyk who fatally wounded a passenger of a BMW during night pursuit on Feb. 7 will take place at Sofiivska Square in Kyiv.

As reported by Censor.NET, this is stated on Save police community Facebook page.


"In time when our country embarks on a law enforcement reform, creating fundamentally new and law-abiding police forces, our judicial system with its inherent mockery and brutal inspiration continues to serve prosecutor's office mafia," the statement reads.

The activists say they do not justify the officer who after a lengthy pursuit opened fire at the escaping car and terminally wounded one of the passengers who died after a 10-minute resuscitation. However, they oppose the situation where the court known for dismissing charges against criminals, remanding ex-Berkut officers under house arrest, and releasing corrupt politicians doesn't remand a new police officer under house arrest.

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"We do not want to gloss over this kind of justice, considering it a political reprisal against the reform which is disadvantageous to many people in this state. We must take to the streets and tell the government we will not allow frustrating the reform and destroying the processes that have been underway in Ukraine during the year," the statement notes.

As previously reported yesterday, February 18, the Pechersk district court ruled to detain patrol police officer Serhii Oliinyk who shot dead a passenger of a car during night pursuit on Feb. 7 in Kyiv.

See more: "He submitted all materials to investigation and voluntarily attended hearing", - police head on Oliinyk trial. PHOTO

The National Police chief deplored the decision. Khatia Dekanoidze stressed that from the outset, the police was open for cooperation and provided the investigation with all necessary materials. In addition, she said, Serhii Oliinyk willfully came to prosecutor's office, and then - to court.

Interior Minister Arsen Avakov called the incident a reprisal and an attempt to discredit the new police.
 
 
 
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