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Massive vehicle arsons in Kyiv stopped, acting interior minister Vitaly Zakharchenko announced.
"Massive arsons stopped. The Interior Ministry set up a powerful task force to expose the culprits as quickly as possible. One of the offenders has been already detained. A citizen of Georgia is now under investigation. His accomplices have been established," press office of the Interior Ministry quoted him.
Zakharchenko believes that those, who set fire to cars, did it deliberately. "They raised degree of hatred in the society," acting interior minister said.
He stressed that patrolling was intensified in the capital, mobile groups were set up.
"We have stepped up patrols for Kyiv residents to feel safe and secure. We ask the public formations to cooperate with the police and provide any information. Police will respond to it quickly and efficiently," he said.
Zakharchenko added that such illegal actions provides for criminal liability. According to Part 2 of the Article 194 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine "Deliberate destruction or damage to property" they face 3-10 years behind bars.