24 September 2017
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Outbreak of violence: Sun parlor targeted in mistake for Medvedchuk's office

People who walked from Khreschatyk Street to Leo Tolstoy Square amid an outbreak of violence in Kyiv on Monday, November 21, targeted a beauty and sun tanning parlor in mistake for an office that is thought to be owned by Ukrainian politician, chairman of the pro-Russian political organization Ukrainian Choice Viktor Medvedchuk, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

Alleged activists damaged a building at 23b Velyka Vasylkivska Street, having broken the windows and thrown flares into the Sun Light sun parlor's premises.

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

According to Hromadske.TV, the building at 23b Velyka Vasylkivska Street houses six companies. One of them is B.I.M. International Law Offices, a law firm headed by Medvedchuk since 1991.

Clashes with police reported in Kyiv amid Revolution anniversary eventsRussian President Vladimir Putin is the godfather of Medvedchuk's daughter. Medvedchuk is also an active negotiator at Minsk peace talks on Donbas, dealing mainly with swaps of prisoners of war.

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

A man asked by Hromadske.TV journalists whether it was his office with the broken windows, confirmed the information, by saying: "Yes, this is my office. There is no Medvedchuk here. The salon is beside my office, and I work here."

A branch of a Russian bank, Sberbank, was attacked by protesters on the same day.

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