This was announced by MP, adviser to the interior minister Anton Herashchenko on air of ZIK, Censor.NET reports.
The MP said that one of the law enforcers involved in the shooting opened fire first without oral notification. He was supposed to warn the rest of the participants of the skirmish that he was going to fire, Herashchenko says.
"I can say this police officer survived. And I believe he must be punished," the MP said. He promised more convictions in the Kniazhychi shooting case.
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 State Guard Service officers, two were police investigators, and one was a KORD special purpose unit serviceman.
People's Front MP Anton Herashchenko wrote it was an accidental skirmish caused by a mistake that led to the deaths of five officers.
The tragedy in the village of Kniazhychi occurred during a special operation to track down a group of criminals who committed robberies in the city of Kyiv and the Kyiv region. The three violators were later apprehended by police.
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