Police raid of Batkivshchyna office caught on security cameras (VIDEO)

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Dec. 10, 2013, 1:09 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Katya Gorchinskaya

A view of Batkivshchyna Party's server room after a police raid on Dec. 9. The Interior Ministry said they had a sanction to raid an office located nearby.
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Katya Gorchinskaya

Katya Gorchinskaya is the managing editor for investigative programming at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (Ukraine Service). She served for seven years as the Kyiv Post's deputy chief editor from 2008-2015. Follow her on Twitter @kgorchinskaya.

Just hours after President Viktor Yanukovych said on Dec 9 he was ready to sit at a round table to find a solution to the current political crisis, the offices of the biggest opposition party, Batkivshchyna, got raided by the police. Several video feeds from security cameras installed in the party headquarters, located on 13 Turivska Street in Kyiv's Podil district, filmed the attack.   

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