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Tymoshenko's lawyer hit with Brilliant Green dye, turns to law enforcers

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July 16, 2012, 4:43 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Serhiy Vlasenko told reporters that a young girl with long hair had thrown an open plastic bottle with the dye into his face.
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Kharkiv – Serhiy Vlasenko, a defense lawyer of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, was hit with Brilliant Green dye on Monday near the entrance to the hospital in Kharkiv where the ex-premier is undergoing treatment.

Vlasenko told reporters that a young girl with long hair had thrown an open plastic bottle with the dye into his face.

The lawyer's face and T-shirt were almost entirely covered with the bright green antiseptic ointment.

Tymoshenko’s supporters, who are on duty near the hospital, helped Vlasenko wash his face.

The lawyer also asked police officers to file a report on the incident.

"I think this is a sign of the quality of my work," he said, while commenting on the incident.

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