Details of what happened outside the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada building on August 31 will be published in the very near future, the public will be horrified by what the ringleaders had been up to, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said.
"I think the details to be provided by investigators will be unveiled very soon, and it will be a shock when you hear of the terrorists' plans, what they had been going to do," Poroshenko told the Cabinet in Kiev on Sept.8.
A part of the Ukrainian political elite decided that external risks were no longer relevant and that "now is the right time to incite internal conflicts," the president said. "I stress once again: for the sake of an odd seat in local councils, these people are prepared to both throw grenades outside the Verkhovna Rada and to set the whole of Ukraine on fire," Poroshenko said.
It was reported that on August 31 a presidential bill on power-decentralization changes to the country's Constitution passed the first reading in the Verkhovna Rada by 265 votes.
The decision prompted clashes outside the parliament building between police and the opponents of the bill. As a result of the clashes and a grenade thrown at law enforcement officers three National Guard soldiers were killed, several military servicemen sustained heavy injuries. Over 140 law enforcement officers and civilians, including media representatives, were injured.
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