11:52 25.05.2018

No Liverpool fans involved in Kyiv bar brawl require hospital treatment – UK ambassador

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No Liverpool fans involved in Kyiv bar brawl require hospital treatment – UK ambassador

None of the victims of the scuffle involving football fans of Liverpool in Kyiv needs inpatient treatment, the British Embassy is ready to provide consular assistance if necessary, British Ambassador to Ukraine Judith Gough has said.

"Regarding last night's incident with Liverpool fans in Kyiv. We have been in contact with the authorities, two locals were detained and no fans required hospital treatment. We stand ready to provide consular assistance, as required," she wrote on Twitter on Friday.

As reported, in the evening of May 24 in a restaurant of Kyiv near the Olympic Stadium there was a conflict and a fight with the participation of groups of young people and foreign fans of the football club Liverpool.

The British edition of Mirror newspaper reports that the incident occurred in the restaurant Rooster, which is located near the Olympic Stadium, where the Champions League final match will be held. A group of 20 masked hooligans attacked British fans at the bar, according to the Mirror. Supporters of the English club "used tables and chairs to protect themselves from attacks by masked men who stormed the institution." Liverpool fans received cuts and wounds to the head and neck. Police detained two attackers, as well as one fan of Liverpool.

The Kyiv police said that two foreigners were injured during a bar brawl. The victims, however, declined to write statements.

Two detainees have been booked under Article 173 of Ukraine's Administrative Offenses Code.

Details about the brawl have been registered in the Unified Registration of Applications and Messages of Kyiv's Holosiyivsky Police Department. The legal qualification of the incident is being determined.

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