Copyright © 2024

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Right Sector: Khreshchatyk shooting “a domestic conflict”

Right Sector: Khreshchatyk shooting “a domestic conflict”

strelba-437x277Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 14:30

The Right Sector produced a statement saying that the shooting which took place on Khreshchatyk was due to a misunderstanding, which led to a domestic conflict.

“In the evening of March 31, 2014, near European Square in Kyiv there was an unfortunate incident involving members of Maidan Self-Defense and the Right Sector. A misunderstanding of a domestic nature resulted in a conflict with firearms. As a result, the shooting was not without victims,” the statement said.

“The police were right on the scene. The Right Sector’s participant in the conflict “voluntarily and without opposing the law enforcement officers, followed them to the police station to examine the circumstances of the incident,” the statement said.

“The Right Sector stands for an objective and impartial investigation into the incident and will not interfere in the investigation, although it will observe the progress. We are interested in establishing the truth, so we will not rush with excuses. However, we promise to draw internal disciplinary conclusions from this event,” the organization announced.

The police said that based on the fact of shooting they issued a criminal case under Article 115 part 1 (attempted murder).  As reported, a shooting took place on Khreschatyk on Monday evening. The police arrested the suspect. He appeared to be an activist from the Right Sector.

According to Maidan Centurion Anatoliy Vedmid, there was a conflict between the Right Sector member and a self-defense activist of Maidan. In Vedmid’s words, during the conflict one of the participants pulled out a gun and the second had a gas cylinder and splashed it into the face of the former. The other person started shooting.

According to the Kyiv police, after shooting, three people born in 1958, 1995 and 1990 respectively, were injured. Two of them come from Kyiv and Kyiv Oblast, and one comes from Crimea. The injuries include legs, chest and back. Among the wounded was first mayor deputy Bohdan Dubas, who allegedly appeared on the scene of crime by accident. The official was provided medical care and released. The other two injured are in hospital.

Interior Minister Avakov specified that a fighter of the third hundred, Oleksandr Levkusha, was shot in the chest and underwent surgery. “The injuries are extremely serious. There are three gunshot wounds. Both lungs are punched. The third bullet is in the abdomen. Coupled with that is a bad loss of blood,” wrote the Minister.

The original news in Ukrainian is on the Ukrainska Pravda website


You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here

    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts