Skip to comments.Top Kiev official wounded in shooting incident in city center
Posted on 03/31/2014 7:54:14 PM PDT by tcrlaf
Three people, including deputy head of the Kiev city state administration Bogdan Dubas, were wounded in a shooting incident in the Ukrainian capitals center near the Mafia restaurant on Monday, Kiev police told Itar-Tass.
The shooting was started by an activist of the Right Sector far-right group, Ukrainian parliament-appointed Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Monday.
A Right Sector activist started shooting near the Mafia caf·. Three people were wounded, including two of them seriously. The wounded are two Maidan self-defense soldiers and Kiev city administration deputy head Bogdan Dubas, Avakov said.
The reasons for the shooting are unknown. The wounded are in a hospital, Avakov said.
He said the shooter was blocked inside the caf· by other activists, adding that Right Sector representatives led the shooter out and accompanied him to the Dnepr hotel.
The minister said he ordered to detain those involved in the incident.
(Excerpt) Read more at en.itar-tass.com ...
Saw several tweets on this, and finally found a story on it.
Also from RT:
Ukraine urges Right Sector to vacate its Kiev HQ after downtown shootout injures 3 http://rt.com/news/right-sector-shooting-kiev-457/
Ukraine has to get a handle on these fanatics, or they is going to give Putin his excuse to “stop Anarchy”.
Don’t they have strict gun control measures in Kiev? How could this happen in a no gun zone?
Tweet from James Jones/BBC:
“Tensions between Right Sector & Self-defence escalating for weeks. Another shooting tonight in Kiev. Dep Head of City Council & 1 other shot”
There were some hunting weapons, and the Ukranians liberated at least one armory.
the “Mafia” restaurant?
They better have a linguini to die for.
This is exactly why I never eat at the Mafia restaurant. :^)
“Leave the gun, take the cannoli.”
MAFIA restaurant in Kiev???
Do you think they might serve a Sicilian chicken kiev?
HAHAHA, I don't know but I BET it's ochen harasho and molte bene!!
YUMMERS, that is.
Plus, the food ain't that great.
The reasons for the shooting are unknown.
However, three paragraphs down,
About 2,000 activists from the Right Sector on March 27 gathered in front of the building of the Ukrainian unicameral parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, in Kiev. Activists stormed the building, smashing windows in it and causing lawmakers to leave. The radicals later retreated.
The storm followed the killing of Right Sector coordinator, ultranationalist Alexander Muzychko (Sashko Bily), wanted by Russia for torture and killings of Russian soldiers in the Russian North Caucasus republic of Chechnya in 1994-2000, in a special operation by Ukrainian law enforcers in western Ukraine on March 25.
Right Sector activists had also reportedly been involved in deadly clashes with police in Ukraines anti-government protests that eventually led to last month's coup in the country.
Right Sector, angry at being double crossed, goes after Maidan.
But the Ukraine has been getting valuable advice and support from the EU, the Untied States, and Soros since before any of this happened. How could anything have gone awry?
It depends on who you call “Ukraine”. Many there are angry about the gov’t not attempting to defend Ukraine, or make moves to fight the continued corruption. So, Maydan is still occupied by protesters. That is hardly the work of EU, US, or Soros.
Yeah, who’d have thought it? A shooting at the Mafia restaurant...