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Ukraine: Masked men attack Party of Regions offices in Kharkov01:25

Ukraine: Masked men attack Party of Regions offices in Kharkov

Ukraine, Kharkov
August 3, 2015 at 12:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

A group of masked men attacked the offices of the Party of Regions in Kharkov, Monday, hurling fire crackers and rocks at the building.

Wearing Ukrainian colours and sporting balaclavas, the men also damaged a mini bus outside the headquarters. The attackers oppose the planned registration of a new political grouping called the “Opposition Bloc” which would comprise opponents of the current government in Kiev. Most of the bloc's members would likely come from the Party of Regions, whose offices were used earlier in the day to discuss the founding of the “Opposition Bloc."

Soldiers and police intervened later to stop the attack, leading to the detention of two young men.

The Party of Regions was the political party of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. It did not take part in the 2014 parliamentary elections.

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A group of masked men attacked the offices of the Party of Regions in Kharkov, Monday, hurling fire crackers and rocks at the building.

Wearing Ukrainian colours and sporting balaclavas, the men also damaged a mini bus outside the headquarters. The attackers oppose the planned registration of a new political grouping called the “Opposition Bloc” which would comprise opponents of the current government in Kiev. Most of the bloc's members would likely come from the Party of Regions, whose offices were used earlier in the day to discuss the founding of the “Opposition Bloc."

Soldiers and police intervened later to stop the attack, leading to the detention of two young men.

The Party of Regions was the political party of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. It did not take part in the 2014 parliamentary elections.

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