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Ukrainian police put leader of radical Bratstvo organization on its wanted list

December 06, 2013, 2:00 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, December 05, 22:14 /ITAR-TASS/. Ukrainian police have put Dmitry Korchinsky, the leader of the Bratstvo (Brotherhood) organization, on its wanted list, Kiev’s deputy prosecutor Sergei Sofiyev told a news conference on Thursday.

Sofiyev said that Korchinsky could not be found at his place of residence. Prosecutors have asked the court authorities to detain him and select a measure of restraint.

Kiev’s prosecutor’s office is accusing Korchinsky of organizing mass riots outside the Ukrainian president’s administration building on December 1.

Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said on December 1 that more than 300 radicals from the Bratstvo organisation led by Korchinsky were linked to offences committed outside the presidential administration building. More than a hundred people, including protesters and policemen, were injured in the incident.

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has instructed Chief Prosecutor Viktor Pshonka to investigate the events that took place in Kiev on November 30-December 1.

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