Kyiv police initiated criminal proceedings into a mass clash between the supporters of FC Dynamo Kyiv and FC Arsenal Kyiv took place in Kyiv on Sunday.

The criminal case was initiated under the Part 4 of the Article 296 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (hooliganism committed by a group of people), providing for a punishment of up to seven years imprisonment.

Four people asked for medical assistance after the fight, two of whom were hospitalized.
Police are continuing to question the detainees to find out the circumstances of the incident and the extent of the participation of each of them in the clash.

A Russian citizen was among the detainees, the police said. He claims that he is not a football fan and just happened to be there. The police are checking his statement.

The clash started between several supporters of FC Arsenal and those of Dynamo Kyiv at the bus stop near the Lukyanivska metro station on Sunday evening.

The police believe that the fight occurred spontaneously and was not pre-arranged.

Dynamo beat Arsenal 1:0 in Kyiv on Sunday evening.

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