About 40 policemen were injured in clashes with protesters in Kiev

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About 40 police officers were injured on Tuesday during clashes with demonstrators who were trying to set up tents in central Kiev to protest quarantine restrictions. This was reported on December 15 on the website of the Kiev police.

“One police officer was hit on the head, as a result of which he lost consciousness. Other police officers received eye burns, ”the ministry said.

They recalled that on Tuesday in the center of the Ukrainian capital a rally was being held with the massive participation of citizens who marched across Constitution Square to Independence Square. When they tried to set up tents, there was a crush, and the protesters used gas canisters against law enforcement officers.

The police also called on the protesters to comply with the established rules of conduct and not violate the current legislation.

There is no official information about the victims among the protesters at the moment. According to TASS, several protesters were injured during the clashes. Doctors are on the spot.

Earlier on Tuesday, a rally of businessmen against quarantine restrictions imposed by COVID-19 was held near the Verkhovna Rada. The protesters organized a procession from parliament to the president’s office and descended to Independence Square. There were clashes between security officials and businessmen. It was reported about the restriction of traffic on the central street of Kiev Khreshchatyk.

Earlier, on December 9, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmyhal said that the Ukrainian government decided to introduce strict quarantine from January 8 to 24, 2021 due to the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. In addition, on the territory of Ukraine, the national quarantine and the emergency situation were extended until February 28. At this time, schools and universities will be closed, and mass events cannot be held. Markets, entertainment and cultural institutions cannot work.

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