Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office has instituted criminal proceedings against Interior Minister of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko on premeditated slight assault and battery to Kyiv Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky.

According to press service of Prosecutor General’s Office, the corresponding resolution was issued by deputy prosecutor of Kyiv city.

According to press service, the proceeding is instituted on article 125 of Criminal Code of Ukraine (premeditated inflicting bodily injures that contributed to short-term disorder of health and slight loss of ability to work).

President Viktor Yushchenko is informed about criminal proceedings against Lutsenko.

As a reminder, on January 18 after the NSDC sitting “fight” between Kyiv mayor Leonid Chernovetsky and Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko happened.

According to Lutsenko, after he called Chernovetsky a liar, blaming him for illegal state land distribution, Chernovetsky kicked his leg. After that Lutsenko gave a slap to Chernovetsky.

According to Chernovetsky, Lutsenko attacked him from his back, in presence of higher officials, workers of the law enforcement bodies and then hit him on the head with a fist.


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