Police: Detainees involved in riots near Rada not to be released from custody

08:30, 01 September 2015
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All involved in Monday riots near the Ukrainian parliament which claimed a life and left many wounded will not be released from custody and will be prosecuted, said Oleksandr Tereshchuk, chief of main directorate of Interior Ministry in Kyiv.

Svoboda party leader Tyahnybok not subpoenaed yet, but he will be / Photo from UNIAN

"All those responsible and involved in this crime, killing [one] and wounding over than 100 people, will in no case be released, but will be prosecuted," said Tereshchuk.

Asked whether the leader of Svoboda party Oleh Tyahnybok was summoned for interrogation, Tereshchuk said: "All organizers of the crime will be summoned, interrogated and appropriate action will be taken against them if needed. Tyahnybok has not been subpoenaed yet, but he will be."

Video clip showing Tyahnybok amid protesters

As UNIAN reported earlier, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said nearly 30 protesters involved in clashes with law enforcers near the Verkhovna Rada on August 31 were detained.

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