Chairman of the Higher Council of Justice (HCJ) Ihor Benedysiuk has got involved in an incident with a shooting at activists of the Tradition and Order youth movement in Kyiv on Friday night, Joinfo.com reports with reference to UNIAN.
Judge Benedysiuk allegedly attempted to drive his car at activists from the Tradition and Order movement in Kyiv’s Osokorky area on the evening of March 17; then he opened fire on them, activist Yevhen Karas wrote on his Facebook page. “Activists went to the judge to talk to him and spread leaflets saying that Benedysiuk is seeking a senior position as a public service worker while being involved in corruption. The activists filed a relevant claim at the NABU [National Anti-Corruption Bureau] before visiting the official,” Karas said. The activists had their camera and tablet broken, they got minor injuries after having been rammed by the car.
At the same time, spokesperson for the HCJ Oksana Lysenko said that “more than 10 unidentified men dressed in balaclava attacked Benedysiuk and his wife near their private house late at night.”
She claims that the HCJ head had to use his firearms as self-defense, by firing a warning shot into the air. A group of police officers who arrived at the scene detained some of the alleged attackers. Benedysiuk registered a claim about the attack on him. Volunteer fighter from the Myrotvorets regiment Markiyan Yatsyniak was also present at the scene. Karas wrote that police planned to detain the activists and Yatsyniak and bring them to Kyiv’s Darnytsky police station.
Russia’s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 112 times in the past 24 hours with four Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action and three as wounded in action, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters, Joinfo.com reports with reference to UNIAN.
In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired 120mm mortars and 122mm artillery systems on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Lebedynske, Shyrokyne, Hnutove and Vodiane. The Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Talakivka and Chermalyk came under fire from 120mm mortars. The Russian occupation forces also used 82mm and 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, 122mm and 152mm artillery systems on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the towns of Mar’inka and Krasnohorivka.
In the Donetsk sector, the occupiers carried out 10 attacks on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka, using heavy weapons, tank shells and 120mm mortars. The old part of Avdiyivka came under fire. The militants also opened fire from 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Opytne and Novhorodske, as well as from 122mm artillery systems, mortars, infantry fighting vehicles and tripod-mounted man-portable antitank guns near the village of Luhanske. Furthermore, the invaders shelled mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Verkhniotoretske and Nevelske.
In the Luhansk sector, the Russian-backed militants fired mortars and tripod-mounted man-portable antitank guns near the villages of Novozvanivka, Slavne and Katerynivka.
It should be recalled that the ATO HQ report about 2 killed Ukrainian soldiers, 8 wounded as militants launch 77 attacks on Wednesday.