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Pro-Russian politicians attacked in Kiev

PTI | Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 14:43

Kiev: Two pro-Russian politicians have been attacked by pro-Ukrainian activists in the capital Kiev as tensions grow over unrest in eastern parts of Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen have seized government buildings in nearly 10 cities.

Oleh Tsaryov, a pro-Russian lawmaker and a candidate in the May 25 presidential elections, was beaten by dozens of enraged activists in the early hours of today as he was leaving a television studio. The activists pelted him with eggs, shouted insults and then assaulted him.

Tsaryov`s press service said in a statement that he was "brutally beaten."

Another Russian-leaning politician and presidential hopeful, Mikhaylo Dobkin, was sprayed with a green disinfectant and had flour thrown at him late yesterday.

Moscow accused Kiev authorities of condoning such radicalism.

First Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 14:43

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