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 30 people detained after riot in Sviatoshyn court, two criminal cases initiated, - Kyiv police chief Kryshchenko

Following the events in Kyiv's Sviatoshyn court, two criminal cases have been instituted under art. 194 (property damage) and part 2 of art. 296 (mass hooliganism).

This was announced to journalists by Kyiv police chief Andrii Kryshchenko, Censor.NET reports.

"30 people blocked yesterday the courthouse and prevented the police from escorting the detainee, Mykola Kokhanivskyi," he said.

Accroding to Kryshchenko, the police had to stay in overnight, and in the morning it became clear that the hearing to choose a pre-trial measure for Kokhanivskyi was at risk of failure.

"A decision was taken to unblock the courtroom. 30 people have been detained as a result. Kokhanivskyi will be escorted to another courtroom. The lawyers and people's deputies are already there," Kryshchenko added.

He said that the detainees had been taken to the Shevchenkivskyi district police station.

"Any detainee has a legal right to appeal our actions. Two criminal cases have been initiated under article 194 (property damage) and part 2 of article 296 (mass hooliganism)," the police chief told journalists.

Watch more: Kokhanivskyi's allies stormed court as Spetsnaz tried to take him away. VIDEO

On Oct. 21, OUN leader Mykola Kokhanivskyi was detained near the Akademmistechko metro station in Kyiv after he opened fire with a traumatic handgun, following a fight with Right Sector ex-soldier Ruslan "Rem" Kachmala. On Oct. 23, the court was to decide on a pre-trial measure for Kokhanivskyi. However, the hearing was postponed until Oct. 24, after which Kokhanivskyi's allies blocked the court room. Later, they wrecked havoc inside the court after the police Spetsnaz tried to take the defendant away.


The hearing to choose a pre-trial measure for Kokhanivskyi is underway.
 
 
 
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