5 beaten by Berkut riot police hospitalized
Five injured activists have been hospitalized after clashes with Berkut near Kyiv Sviatoshyn District Court, emergency workers reported to an UNIAN correspondent.
This information was also confirmed by Svoboda deputy Eduard Leonov. Furthermore, he emphasized that, "Berkut didn’t discriminate the old or women – they beat everyone," and even caught up and beat passers-by and those who had fallen.
Leonov showed reporters his leg bruises after being hit with batons; his clothing was torn and dirty.
Svoboda reports that "Berkut beat Svoboda National Deputies deliberately - Eduard Leonov, Yuriy Bublyk and Pavlo Kyrylenko."
Journalist Olena Bilozerska and more than a dozen other activists, including women, suffered as well, Svoboda announced.
The original article can be found in Ukrainian on the Ukrainska Pravda website at:
The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.comments powered by Disqus