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More than 60 police hospitalized in Kiev clashes, ministry says

January 20, 2014, 14:41 UTC+3 KIEV
Meanwhile, clashes between demonstrators protesting against new laws restricting public protests and police continue in Ukraine’s capital
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KIEV, January 20. /ITAR-TASS/. About 100 police officers have sought medical assistance in clashes with protesters in central Kiev, the press service of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry reports on Monday, saying 61 policemen have been hospitalized.

According to the ministry, they have been diagnosed with head injuries, fractures, contusion and poisoning with unidentified substances.

The press service of the Kiev city administration, for its part, reports referring to the Kiev healthcare department that 103 protesters sought medical assistance after clashes on central Grushevskogo Street as of 8 am Moscow time (6 am local time) on Monday. “Four of them had grave injuries (to eyes and limbs). Injuries, concussion, lacerated wounds and head injuries are among the other reasons for hospitalization,” the press service reports.

Meanwhile, clashes between demonstrators protesting against new laws restricting public protests and police continue in Ukraine’s capital.

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