As reported by Censor.NET, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov told Ukrainska Pravda.
"A person with prior criminal record who directed actions of "titushkas" near the Monument of Glory in Dnipro was detained today in a joint operation of police, spetsnaz and criminal investigation department officers," Avakov said.
Spokesperson for National Police Yaroslav Trakalo clarifed that the detention took place in Novomoskovsk.
"It was a 27-year-old local resident with impressive criminal record. It was he who directed the actions of persons who severely beat the ATO veterans," he said.
"The police established his whereabouts and brought him to the prosecutor's office of the Dnipropetrovsk region for investigation measures," Trakalo added.
He specified that the detention took place on Friday afternoon. The investigators of the prosecutor's office and the National Police were carrying out investigative activities with the detainee as of 5:10 p.m.
As reported, on May 9, clashes occurred near the Monument of Glory in Dnipro. After pro-Ukrainian activists demanded to remove political and proscribed insignia - St. George ribbons, communist flags, etc. - a group of young people, who came to the monument together with Opposition Bloc MP Oleksandr Vilkul, attacked the activists and ATO soldiers.
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