The chief of the Department of national police in the Kharkiv oblast Valery Sokurenko appointed official investigation of actions of police officers who were on duty on the territory of the shopping center “Barabashovo” (Kharkov) during the conflict, which was brutally beaten by the operator of a local service of news Vadim Makaruk.

“The chief of the Department of national police today ordered on this occasion, against the staff who were on duty at the shopping center,” – said Tuesday communications division GU of the national police in the Kharkiv region.

As reported, on 7 June in the evening on the territory of the shopping center “Barabashovo” the conflict occurred with the participation of entrepreneurs, veterans of the ATO and representatives of the “Nazarus”. The conflict for medical assistance 9 people, including Masaryk. He was hospitalized in the intensive care unit of hospital emergency and urgent care. I was diagnosed with a hemorrhagic stroke resulting from a brain hemorrhage after being beaten.

The police opened criminal proceedings under part 1 of article 293 (group violation of public order) and article 125 (intentional minor bodily harm) and part 1 of article 279 (blocking of transport communications) of the criminal code of Ukraine.

The attack on Makaruka qualified under three articles of the criminal code: part 2 article 345-1 (threat or violence against a journalist), part 1. article 171 (preventing of lawful professional activity of journalists) and part 2 of article 187 (robbery).