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 Abroskin announces criminal case over incident with blockaders: "They threatened to slaughter the families of police officers"

A criminal proceeding has been launched on the fact of yesterday's conflict between the police and participants of the blockade led by people's deputy of Ukraine Volodymyr Parasiuk.

National Police Deputy Head Viacheslav Abroskin wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

According to him, a criminal proceeding under part 2, article 345 (threat or act of violence against a law enforcement officer) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine has been launched regarding yesterday's incident with Volodymyr Parasiuk, a parliamentarian and former Maidan activist.

Watch more: Conflict between MP Parasiuk and police at Sloviansk checkpoint. VIDEO

"They [blockaders] threatened to slaughter the families of police officers at the checkpoint, insulted and humiliated them. 'You are all Donetsk separatists,' the people's deputy said to law enforcers," Abroskin wrote.

"I will not allow to demean the Donetsk region police officers ... We'll continue to fulfill our duties at checkpoints, because it is here that we seize a large number of illegal weapons, thereby saving the lives of our citizens in the peaceful cities of our country," the official said.

Earlier, Abroskin said the blockaders provoked a conflict with the police outside Kharkiv and at a checkpoint near Sloviansk in the Donetsk region.

Read more: Yarosh on Donbas blockade: "We lend moral support to blockade participants although their methods seem to be wrong"

Jan. 25, anti-terrorist operation (ATO) veterans shut down the Luhansk-Popasna haul, launching a trade blockade of the terrorist-held areas in the Donbas.

Feb. 2, participants of the trade blockade barred another railroad track near Bakhmut.

Feb. 16, protesters started to shut down highways.

Feb. 27, separatist websites published a joint statement by the leaders of the so-called "Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics," demanding Kyiv to lift the blockade by March 1. Otherwise, Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky promised to seize control of all Ukrainian enterprises and stop deliveries of coal to Ukraine.

March 1, the "DPR" announced the introduction of "external administration" at the Ukrainian enterprises located in the occupied part of the Donetsk region. As a result, a subsidiary of French company Air Liquide halted its work in occupied Yenakiieve.

March 13, a Donbas blockade checkpoint at the Kryvyi Torets railway crossing was dismantled by law enforcers. The information was confirmed by Samopomich MP Semen Semenchenko. A video footage with the seized weapons of blockade participants was released later.
 
 
 
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