Interior Minister slays heads of Dnipro PD following May 9 mess

12:20, 10 May 2017
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Ukraine’s Minister of Interior Arsen Avakov on May 10 signed the executive orders to dismiss the chief of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Dnipropetrovsk region Ihor Repeshko and head of Dnipro Police Department Andriy Bidylo, according to the minister’s Facebook posting.

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"After a preliminary consideration of the incidents and provocations in the City of Dnipro:

In the morning, an order was signed to dismiss General Repeshko, choed of Dnipropetrovsk region’s police directorate; chief of Dnipro City Police Department Colonel Bidylo; their corresponding deputies for ensuring public safety," the minister said.

According to Avakov, "an official investigation has been launched concerning the events that had taken place to further probe the actions of the police. A commission headed by chairman of the police internal security office Koval was deployed to Dnipro."

As the minister noted, "a special investigation team was set up and deployed to Dnipro to investigate within criminal proceedings the actions of civilians and their coordinators."

Read alsoMay 9 parade in Russian-occupied Donetsk: Old aircraft, terrorists as "heroes"Avakov promised to disclose the results of the investigation and stressed: "I hope this lesson will be learned by the Dnipro police. I hope, it will be also learned by politicians. If we draw conclusions, we will be stronger! ".

As UNIAN reported earlier, clashes erupted during May 9 rallies in the City of Dnipro between the ATO veterans, police, and security as the columns organized by Socialist Party and Opposition Bloc were heading toward the Monument of Glory. Several ATO veterans were injured.

Skirmishes also took place between the ATO veterans a group of “titushky” [street thugs “hired” to perform violent acts during mass rallies].

As a result of mass brawls, 14 people reported to the hospitals, including six policemen.  

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