Protests against police violence took place in Kryve Ozero of Mykolayiv Oblast after a local man appeared to be shot dead with rubber bullets after an encounter with six police officers.
The police official statement after the incident said that the man
“suddenly felt bad” as the officers attempted to detain him. The event
is being compared to the mass protests that took place in 2013 in
Vradiyivka, a town just 23 kilometers from Kryve Ozero, after police
officers raped a local woman.
The protests in Vradiyivka are considered a
precursor of the EuroMaidan Revolution.