12:58 31.03.2019

Police mulling hooliganism charges against man detained in Chernihiv for trying to set polling station on fire – Interior Ministry

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The man who tried to set fire to the voting booth at one of the polling stations in Borzna, Chernihiv region, was detained and taken to the police station, Ukraine's Interior Ministry has said.

"The citizen who tried to set fire to the booth was detained and taken to the Borzna police station of the Bakhmach department of Chernihiv region's National Police. He is being questioned about his motives for committing the offense. The voting process continues," the Interior Ministry said on Facebook on Sunday.

As reported, police said a man in Borzna, Chernihiv region, at 10:50 on Sunday threw flammable liquid in a polling station and ignited it. The fire was immediately extinguished and no one was hurt. Voting was not interrupted.

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