On Saturday, February 20, in the center of Kiev on independence square held a commemorative event dedicated to the anniversary of the events of 2014, after clashes with activists, security forces killed more than 100 people. Before the rally, President Petro Poroshenko with his wife brought the lamps to the memorial cross in the Alley of the Heavenly hundred heroes, writes “Apostrophe”. After the rally, some participants rioted near the office of billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, as well as branches of Sberbank and Alfa-Bank.
According to “112”, first column of protesters went to the office of Akhmetov — his name associated with the Donbas — on the street of the tithes and pelted him with stones and firecrackers Akhmetov’s office. The channel refers to the message of the journalist Alexander Rodomanova who posted the photo.
During the attack on Akhmetov’s office in the building was nobody, says “112” with reference to the representative of SCM Natalia Yemchenko. “We came to smash. This brought paving stones. No peaceful protest it was not. Came, broke and was gone,” she said.
As reported in his Facebook the Rudomino, then the protesters went to the office of Alfa-Bank. “The protesters went into banks owned by the Russians, — the journalist wrote, as quoted by the “112”. — Broke into “Alfa-Bank” because he’s Russian”.
“The protesters went into banks owned by the Russians… Broke into “Alfa-Bank”, — the journalist wrote. The office of the Bank threw stones, smashed glass doors.
Alfa-Bank Khreshchatyk threw kamnyam pic.twitter.com/GBtGHS6aS4
— Hromadske.TV (@HromadskeTV) on February 20, 2016
The next target of the protesters became the office of the Russian Sberbank. According to Rudomino, stoned to death. According to him, the action soon severius.
On Saturday, Ukraine celebrated the second anniversary of the end of the armed conflict on the Maidan, which ended with the shelling of protesters, casualties and the flight of President Viktor Yanukovych.