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After the riots of may 9 in the city of the Dnieper the head of the MIA of Ukraine Arsen Avakov has sacked the heads of the police municipal and regional levels. Prior to this, the mayor of the Dnieper Boris Filatov called the situation with the police in the city of “abnormal”
The head of the MIA of Ukraine Arsen Avakov dismissed the leadership of the police of the city of Dnepr, and Dnipropetrovsk region after the riots of may 9. About this Avakov said on his page on Facebook.
“In the morning signed the order about dismissal of the chief of police of the Dnieper region General Agrimony; the chief of a municipal police Department of the Dnieper Colonel Bidylo; appropriate alternates to ensure public safety,” wrote Avakov.
He stressed that in fact the riots in the river assigned to the investigation to further study the actions of the police. Now the city sent the Commission, headed by the Chairman of the Department of internal security of Ukraine Yevgeniy Koval.
Avakov also said that the results of the internal investigation and the work of the special investigation team to investigate the riots in the river will be publicly released.
Earlier today, may 10, the mayor of the Dnieper Boris Filatov called “abnormal” the situation with the police in the city.
“This whole year, I hit the bell, telling that in the river an abnormal situation to the police. If you remember, I even publicly deprived the police of the regular subventions from the city budget. Alas, but the interior Ministry no one heard me”, — said Filatov in his Facebook after the riots during the celebration of city Day.
Filatov said that if the situation does not change, the city will create an analogue of the German ruthless early twentieth century. “Yes, history is nothing new. And bad she walks in a circle. If the government cannot protect people, then they have the right to do it,” he wrote, adding that he regrets that “trust in the promises of the police that everything was under control.”
“Naturally, the mayor has no couple of hundred thugs-“astronauts” with batons and police identity, but still to blame,” — concluded Filatov.
Yesterday, may 9, in the river there was a fight between participants of the “March of victory” and participants of the ATO for use by the demonstrators of Soviet symbols, in particular St. George’s ribbon. In the ensuing fight, some people were detained by police.
Just for the celebration of Victory Day in Kharkov, Odessa and the Dnieper river were about three thousand people, were detained several dozen participants. Eight policemen and 15 citizens were injured.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko condemned the celebration of Victory Day “in Moscow scenario” — with the use of Soviet symbols. The action “Immortal regiment” he called, “delicate political speculation on the feelings of the people.”
In may 2016 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine was renamed the city of Dnepropetrovsk in the Dnieper. This happened in the framework of the law on decommunization. Amendment to rename the city has been supported by 247 people’s deputies. The alternative draft resolution on renaming of Dnipropetrovsk in Dnepropetrovsk — not in honor of revolutionary Grigory Petrovsky, but in honor of St. Peter — the deputies did not support.