Police, protesters clash in Kiev; 50 detained

Ukrainian police and demonstrators at a tent camp have clashed outside the parliament building in the capital, Kiev.

Police say 50 people were detained. The Interfax news agency quoted a top police official, Andrey Kryshchenko, saying six protesters sought medical help after the Saturday morning clash and four officers were injured.

The tent camp was set up in October by supporters of Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president who became a prominent opposition figure in Ukraine. Saakashvili was deported from Ukraine on Feb. 12.

The protesters are demanding the establishment of a national an anti-corruption court. Kryshchenko says the clash occurred when police arrived for an investigation related to a conflict Tuesday in which 15 police were hurt.

Photo AP /Serhii Nuzhnenko

Georgian ex President detained in Ukraine

Ukraine has detained the ex Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili on suspicion of assisting a criminal organisation.

Masked officers dragged Saakashvili from an apartment in the capital Kiev while his supporters protested on the street and tried to stop the police van from leaving, crowding the vehicle and setting up a barricade with tyres, wood and stones.

Eastern Ukraine: More than 20 Killed and Wounded

More than 20 Killed and Wounded in Fights in Eastern Ukraine.

Five government soldiers died in Eastern Ukraine in fighting with pro-Russian separatists, reports Interfax-Ukraine, writes

The Ukrainian authorities add that four other people were injured in the fighting in the Donbass.

Their condition is severe.

The pro-Russian forces have stormed positions of the Ukrainian army.

Seven enemy truce regime violations have been recorded across the front over the past day, including an armed collision, the press center of the Kiev-led anti-terrorist operation said, adding that eight separatists and nine civilians were injured in recent days.



Kiev, Ukraine Anarchists Attack

Ukraine: anarchists actions in Kiev.

Anarchists carried out varius attack against the offices of Kyivgaz and Kyivenergo, two companies which have a monopoly in providing gas and electricity services to Kiev city.

The attacks had the aim to protest against Gas and Electricity Tariffs.


Bomb blast in the Ukrainian capital Kiev

Kiev – A bomb blast in the Ukrainian capital killed a man and injured five, including a parliamentary, in a “terrorist act.” The victim is the bodyguard of the same parliamentarian, Ihor Mosiychuk, member of the Radical Party.


Photo: Reuters/Gleb Garanich