This was announced by Kyiv police press service, Censor.NET reports.
"Upon the decision of acting head of the National Police of Ukraine Vadym Troian, chiefs of three operative departments of Kyiv police, who were responsible for conducting the operation in Kniazhychi village of Brovary district of the Kyiv region, are dismissed from their duties for the period of investigation. The entire staff that took part in the operation is discharged as well," the message reads.
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.
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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