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Responding to an attempt by some protesters to punch the police chief who came out of police headquarters to speak with the activists and hear the demands, Head of the National Police of Ukraine Vyacheslav Abroskin said that he condemned such actions.

"Citizens, come to your senses! What do those count on who allow themselves beating a police chief, the one who is then to set up and control police efforts aimed at solving the murder?" he wrote on Facebook.

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