17 detained in protest outside Ukraine opposition party HQ | KOB 4
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17 detained in protest outside Ukraine opposition party HQ


Updated: May 23, 2020 09:21 AM
Created: May 23, 2020 09:12 AM

MINSK, Belarus (AP) - Members of a far-right group threw fireworks and smoke bombs and clashed Saturday with security guards at the headquarters of Ukraine's largest Russia-friendly political party.

Police detained 17 people, including figures from both side, in the disturbance outside the offices of the Opposition Platform-For Life Party.

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The party is led by Viktor Medvedchuk, an associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is the godfather of one of his daughters. With 44 seats in Ukraine's 450-member parliament, it's the largest opposition party in the legislature.

The protest included several dozen members of the National Corps, a far-right group accusing party leaders of treason for contacts with Moscow.


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