Evening of November 29 at the Independence Square were concentrated forces of “Berkut”. On the night of November 30, the first collisions occurred between state forces with protesters.
Utility provider workers failed to install a New Year fir in the square. Police forced to push back protesters with shields. Rocks and burning branches was thrown at Berkut police. Berkut police dispersed a rally on the Maidan. V. Kornilov at December 4th provided evidences of that the police was provoked for strict measures toward people on square by violent extremists of the “right sector” which hided their faces behind masks and lately oderly left the area without getting involved in a collision with police. Dmitry Jarosh confirms Information that fighters of “Right Sector” took part in the night of November 30 at the Independence.
Police detained more than 30 people and took them to the police Shevchenko department. Among the detainees were mostly residents of Kiev and regions, as well as residents of Lviv, Rivne, Vinnitsa and Ternopil regions. A few hours later, after the preparation of administrative reports, the detainees were released.
79 people were injured during the force actions, including seven policemen. 21 people were taken to hospital, 10 were hospitalized according to official info. Polish citizens were among the affected.
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At Mihailov Square in Kiev right-wing activists, primarily related to the “Right Sector”, organized training for people who is interested, about tactics of force confrontation with law enforcement officers, including the testing of group actions using available tools as cold weapon. Started formation of so-called self-defense militants of Maidan.