13:32 09.03.2022

Invaders open fire on police officers, civilians during evacuation from Demydiv, 1 policeman killed, 2 persons wounded – National Police

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Invaders open fire on police officers, civilians during evacuation from Demydiv, 1 policeman killed, 2 persons wounded – National Police

On Wednesday, Russian invaders opened fire on Ukrainian law enforcement officers and civilians during the evacuation of the latter from Demydiv (Kyiv region), temporarily occupied by the invaders, Chief of the police of Kyiv region Andriy Nebytov has said.

"Today, during the evacuation of people from the occupied Demydiv, a policeman from Kyiv region, senior sergeant Oleksiy Ponomarenko, heroically died. The invaders opened fire in the direction of law enforcement officers and civilians," Nebytov wrote on Facebook.

He said that for the sake of saving people, Oleksiy paid the dearest – with his life.

"We are proud of the courage and self-sacrifice of the policeman. Even the death of our comrades will not stop us. We will continue to serve and protect, defend our Motherland and save people," Nebytov said.

Later, the prosecutor's office of Kyiv region reported on its Facebook page that during the evacuation of the population in Kyiv region, a policeman was killed and two more people were wounded.

"On March 9, 2022, during the evacuation of the civilian population, near the village of Liutizh, Vyshgorod district, the armed forces of the Russian Federation fired at people. A senior police sergeant from Kyiv region, who helped to evacuate people, was killed in the enemy attack. Two more people were also wounded, including one law enforcement officer," the regional prosecutor's office said in a statement.

Vyshgorod District Prosecutor's Office has launched a pretrial investigation into violations of the rules of the warfare (Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

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