Clashes near Ukrainian Parliament

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Protesters use tear gas and paving stones against law enforcers. Casualties are reported

The officers of the State Emergency Service tried to put the fire out, however, the protesters used tear gas, pavement stones, tired and other items towards the law enforcers.

The Ukrainian parliament is considering a bill on the reintegration of Donbas today.

The opponents of the law are protesting at the Verkhovna Rada building. In addition, the tent city of the supporters of Mikheil Saakashvili is still there on Hrushevsky street and the traffic is blocked.

The police increased the number of officers at the site.

“One law enforcement officer wounded in the result of the accident. Apart from that, the one protester is detained by the police for the violation of public order. The fire was put out at 11:30 a.m. The situation remains under control, the law enforcers are working in the enhanced security mode.” reads the message.

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None of protesters turned for help, police say

One activist was detained and one policeman sustained an injury during today’s protests. The press service of the National Police’s HQ reported that on Tuesday evening.

‘No one turned for the law enforcers’ assistance,’ the press service said adding that the Red Cross volu

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Red Cross: 20 people poisoned with tear gas, first aid administered

Volunteers of the Red Cross Ukraine rendered medical aid to those who suffered the tear gas poisoning during the clashes near the Ukrainian Parliament on Tuesday, January 16. Facebook post of the organization says that about 20 people turned for help with symptoms of gas poisoning. ‘We washed their eyes with thermal water; there was no need to pass them on to the ambulance’,. volunteer Fedir Nastenko said.

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Protesters burnt the flag of the Russian Federation

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Clashes near the Verkhovna Rada, Ukrainian Parliament.

As it was reported earlier 223 MPs supported the draft law ‘On reintegration of Donbas’ in the first reading in October 2017. The draft law includes about 700 amendments.

Moreover, the date of the beginning of the aggression of Russia against Ukraine was added to the draft law and it is a date of the annexation of Crimea.

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