17:56 15.07.2014

Self-defense force still controls 12 administrative buildings in Kyiv downtown – prosecutor's office

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Self-defense force still controls 12 administrative buildings in Kyiv downtown – prosecutor's office

Today representatives of Maidan self-defense and Right Sector vacated seven administrative buildings in Kyiv downtown, Kyiv prosecutor Serhiy Yuldashev has said.

"Nobody used force. Law enforcers convinced, explained to the activists that it is necessary to vacate these buildings, it is necessary to provide the employees of the establishments access to their working places," a press service of public prosecutor's agencies of Kyiv region quotes Yuldashev as saying on Tuesday.

In particular, according to the prosecutor's agencies, the buildings of the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine, Kyiv Main Department for City Building, Architecture and Design, maintaining departments of the Trade Unions Federation of Ukraine, the National Union of Architects and the National Music Academy of Ukraine have been liberated.

"In general 950 activists vacated buildings, of which the most part, about 300 persons, settled at 7/11 Khreschatyk Street, at Ukoopspilka [the Central Union of Consumer Societies of Ukraine]," the report said.

However, Kyiv prosecutor reported that 12 administrative buildings remain under the control of the self-defense forces. Among them are Zhovtnevy Palace and Ukrainian House.

"According to the law enforcers, there could be a rather large amount of weapons there. And today representatives of self-defense forces have no intensions of vacating these administrative buildings," he added.

Yuldashev also mentioned data of the sociological research of Kyiv International Sociology Institute, which was carried from July 1 to July 5, according to which 82% of Kyivans are against setting up tents on Maidan.

"We must say that on the territory of Maidan there are a great number of crimes. We talk about grave and especially grave crimes. We today say that police are not in full control of what is going on in Kyiv downtown. But there are many people against using force when dispersing Maidan, that's why we must find those instruments, those mechanisms to liberate streets and at the same time avoid clashes," the prosecutor said.

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