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 Avakov on Kniazhychi tragedy: "I know the details. Everyone should do their job"

Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says the situation around the Kniazhychi incident is being examined by a commission led by Deputy Interior Minister Serhii Yarovyi, as well as by Acting Head of the National Police Vadym Troian.

Сensor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

"The situation in Kniazhychi is being examined by a competent commission chaired by Deputy Minister Serhii Yarovyi. Troian, the acting National Police chief, is engaged as well. I know the details. Everyone should do their job," Avakov said.

He said the ongoing negotiations in Canada in which he is taking part are very important and had been arranged in advance.

See more: Five people dead: policemen shot each other trying to apprehend serial robbers in Kyiv region. PHOTOS

As reported, Avakov is to return from his official trip to Canada by Dec. 8.

Five police officers were shot dead in a fire exchange between members of different police squads in the village of Kniazhychi Dec. 4. Two of them were servicemen of the security police, two were police investigators, and one was a KORD special purpose unit serviceman.

Interior Ministry Adviser Anton Herashchenko wrote it was an accidental skirmish caused by a mistake that led to the deaths of five servicemen.

See more: Kniazhychi operation targeted crime group "protected" by police workers, - Troian. VIDEO+PHOTOS

The tragedy in the village of Kniazhychi happened during a special operation on apprehension of a dangerous group of criminals who committed robberies in the city of Kyiv and the Kyiv region. The three violators were later apprehended by police.

The prosecutor's office of the Kyiv region is conducting pre-trial investigation into the incident.

Acting National Police Head Vadym Troian claims the criminal gang acted under the cover of law enforcers.


 
 
 
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