Police Shoot Over Heads of Protesters; NSDC Supports Poroshenko’s Call for Freight Ban on Russia-Backed Separatist Territories

March 15, 2017
National Guardsman fires a warning shot over the heads of protesters storming a checkpoint in Konstantinovka. Screen grab from video by 112 TV

Ukraine Day 1122: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Police fired over the heads of protesters crashing a checkpoint in Konstantinovka today as clashes between blockaders and law-enforcers resumed. The National Council on Defense and Security supported President Petro Poroshenko’s own proposal of a ban on freight traffic from the Russia-backed separatist-held territories of the Donbass.

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