KyivPost

Klitschko is well, plans to rejoin participants of rally near Ukrainian House

Print version
July 4, 2012, 3:01 p.m. | Kyiv — by Interfax-Ukraine

UDAR Party leader and well known Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko
© Courtesy

UDAR Party leader and well known Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko, who was injured by tear gas used in clashes between riot police and opponents to the language law near the Ukrainian House in Kyiv on Wednesday, is well, the party's press service has told Interfax-Ukraine.

After the spraying of the gas, Klitschko washed his eyes and was among the protesters for about two hours.

In addition, the athlete sustained a minor cut to his hand by a piece of glass from a broken window at the main entrance of the Ukrainian House, which he covered with a handkerchief.

Klitschko has currently left the scene of the protests near the Ukrainian House, but after a while he is planning to rejoin the protesters, the press service said.

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

KyivPost

© 1995–2014 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the www.kyivpost.com material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at news@kyivpost.com
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.