15:58 20.07.2016

Editor of Forbes Ukraine attacked in Kyiv park

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Journalist of the Ukrainian version of the Forbes magazine Maria Rydvan was attacked in the park of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.

She wrote on her Facebook page that she was stabbed three times in the park, after which she received medical care in an emergency hospital. "In park for no apparent reason a man ran to me and stabbed me three times... It's all very strange," Rydvan wrote on Tuesday.

According to her, she was seriously wounded in the arm, "the cheek was only scratched." "It is not clear how much time it will take the arm to heal," Rydvan wrote.

The National Police branch in Kyiv told Interfax-Ukraine that this information is being verified.

The police communications department in Kyiv said they had received information about the incident from the doctors, according to which on Tuesday a 25-year-old woman sought medical treatment for cut wounds of the left arm and shoulder, and said she works as an editor in a publication. In her words, the incident took place on Peremohy Avenue in Solomiansky district in Kyiv.

"At the moment, the young woman is in Solomiansky district police department, where she is giving a statement about the attack. The investigation department has launched criminal proceedings into the incident under part 1 of Article 125 (intentional infliction of slight bodily injury) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The police are establishing all the circumstances of the incident and taking steps to identify the offender," the statement reads.

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