Kharkiv police detain 52 after massive brawl between Ukraine, Dutch football fans

20:30, 01 November 2017
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Ukrainian law enforcers have detained 52 people after a mass fight had erupted at one of Kharkiv bars late Tuesday between the Ukrainian and Dutch football fans ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game between Shakhtar and Feyenoord.

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On Tuesday night, Kharkiv police forces responded swiftly to a "conflict" reported at a Kharkiv bar between Dutch and Ukrainian fans.

Some 52 people have been detained and taken for questioning to a local police station.

Read alsoFC Shakhtar Donetsk comments on Srna's decision not to play amid doping probeA Dutch fan, who has been injured in the brawl, was admitted to a hospital.

According to the chief of the National Police Department in Kharkiv region, Oleh Bekh, the man did not press any charges. 

Besides, the Dutch fans had reportedly agreed to compensate for the bar's broken windows.

As reported earlier, Ukraine will host this season’s Champions League final in Kyiv.

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