Lawmaker Parasiuk denies allegations of attack on law enforcer near Bakhmut

Non-affiliated Member of the Ukrainian Parliament Volodymyr Parasiuk says he did not hit a policeman at the checkpoint in the Donetsk region where the law enforcers came to disperse activists involved in trade blockade of the occupied Donbas.

"I definitely hit no one. There was a civilian person who was filming all of this. I hope that [the footage of] this incident with me at the checkpoint will be posted on the Internet," a correspondent for Censor.NET quoted the MP as saying.

"I hit no one. The police said that it was not Parasiuk. They said it was just a lawmaker," the politician stressed.

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"The police staged a provocation at the checkpoint. We are talking about the staff of the Bakhmut District Police Department. One of its members came and started trumping up a case against the volunteers and ATO (anti-terrorist operation - Ed.) veterans. I and Taras Pastukh left for the scene. We saw that they - that particular man - had unlawfully detained the people. Those people were released due to our efforts. The voices were certainly raised, but no one was hit, no one used force, no one was ever punched," the lawmaker said.

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Earlier, the police reported that a member of the Ukrainian parliament allegedly attacked a law enforcement officer in Bakhmut (the Donetsk region).
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n426763