17:59 28.02.2017

Trade blockade HQ reports assault on their redoubt in Kryvy Torets, police arrest 37 attackers

The headquarters of the blockade of trade with invaders has said that armed hired thugs have attempted to assault the redoubt of the 16th volunteer battalion in Kryvy Torets, Donetsk region, the police arrested 37 attackers on the blockade participants.

"Right now they are storming the redoubt of the 16 volunteer battalion in Kryvy Torets. Armed 'titushky' (hired muscle), whose numbers are 5-6 times higher [than that of the blockade participants] are storming the redoubt. There are pensioners and video cameras in order to disguise it, the police are completely idle... 'Titushky' are trying to seize locomotives with coal and destroy the redoubt," the headquarters of the trade blockade against wrote on its Facebook page on Tuesday.

According to headquarters, one of the defenders of the redoubt received a minor stab wound in the leg.

The headquarters also pointed out that, according to preliminary data, the attackers are in fact employees of a security company.

Later, the headquarters reported that as of 14:30 they rebuffed two attempts to storm the redoubt of the 16th volunteer battalion.

"'Titushky' moved away and blocked the approaches and entrances to the redoubt. They were acting together with the so-called police. Firearms were not used," the statement reads.

In turn, Chief of the National Police branch in Donetsk region Viacheslav Abroskin on his Facebook page said that an investigative team has left for the site of the incident, police are interrogating witnesses.

As of 14:40, police arrested 37 people who attacked the blockade participants.

"We are establishing identities of each participant of the conflict. Checks are held," Abroskin said.

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