On May 9, 2019, near Kryvyi Rih, near the village of Shyroke, several dozen people in balaclava threw stones at buses in which people were going to celebrate Victory Day.
The thugs broke the glass in the buses and disappeared. Currently, the police crews have arrived at the scene, an investigation is underway.
One of the opposition leaders, Oleksandr Vilkul, met people who were attacked. “This crime was committed by dregs of society. Hiding their faces behind the balaclava, they attacked pensioners, people with children, who were going to pay tribute to the heroic deeds of our people, who defeated Nazism. We cannot be intimidated. We will protect people. As MP, I will take control of the investigation of this crime. The children are scared. It is necessary to restore order in the country. For this, including, it is necessary the thugs, who have become impudent from impunity, who are now protected by the authorities, to be punished to the fullest extent of the law.”
Tetiana Fedorenko, one of the bus passengers said: “It’s happened suddenly. Stones flew into us. We were frightened later, when we assessed what could happen. It was a thump. We are ordinary people, for us it was unusual.”
“At first we did not understand what had happened, stones were thrown at us. We saw a group of people dressed in black,” Iryna Ischuk, who also was in the bus, said.
Recall, on May 9, 2017, the radicals attacked the March of Victory column, in which tens of thousands of residents of the Dnipro walked with their children and veterans. Only thanks to the operational response of Oleksandr Vilkul, marchers and law enforcement, it was possible to protect veterans and citizens with children. As a result of the attack, six law enforcement officers were injured. The police seized four knives, three traumatic pistols and one gas pistol, six gas cartridges, torches, incendiary mixture and balaclavas from the attackers.