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 10 persons summoned for questioning over weekend riots in Kyiv

The trashing of Alfa-Bank, Sberbank of Russia, and SKM [Ukrainian oligarch Akhmetov's company - ed.] offices in Kyiv on Feb. 20 was carried out by the same persons. Ten people have already called in for questioning by investigating authorities.

Chief of the National Police Department in Kyiv Andrii Kryshchenko said today at a briefing in Kyiv, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

He noted that coordinator of the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners Mykola Kokhanivskyi will be summoned for giving evidence to consider his possible bringing to responsibility for the recent riots.

"Kokhanivskyi has been summoned or will be summoned for questioning, and the issue of bringing him to responsibility will be considered," Kryshchenko said.

Read more: "People carrying out pogroms and calling themselves 'Kokhanivskyi battalion' have nothing to do with OUN" - OUN head Chervak

He also noted that the trashing of Alfa-Bank, Sberbank of Russia, and SKM offices was performed by the same persons, their personalities being established.

According to him, 10 people have been called in by investigating authorities. Some of them came voluntarily - they give testimony while investigative activities into their actions are underway.

Kryshchenko argues that the riots involved young residents of Kyiv, born in 1998 and 1999.

At the same time, he says no one has been notified of suspicion so far.

Read more: "We are ready to answer for our actions" - commander of OUN battalion Kokhanivskyi on pogroms of Alfa-Bank, Sberbank of Russia and Akhmetov's SKM company
 
 
 
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