The guards who worked on the Polish-Ukrainian border crossing shehini, received orders not to use weapons and force effects. This was announced by the assistant to the head of the state border service Oleg Slobodyan, the press service of the interior Ministry.

Slobodyan explained that such an order was given, as was stated a peaceful protest.

According to him, before the ex-Governor of Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili came to the checkpoint, the guards started to provoke. In particular, they ripped shoulder straps, one tore at his clothes.

In shehyni left the investigative group of the military Prosecutor’s office and national police to investigate the circumstances of the incident of illegal border crossing.

Today around 20:00, Saakashvili and his supporters have illegally crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border at the checkpoint shehyni. While injured 11 policemen and five guards.

Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko declared that the organizers of the breakthrough of the border and those who contributed will be prosecuted. Will also assess the actions of state institutions.

See also: the Return of Saakashvili in Ukraine: chronicle

The border guards at the shehyni ordered not to use force – Slobodian 11.09.2017

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