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Suspects Arrested In Acid Attack On Ukrainian Official


KYIV -- A police officer and another man have been arrested in Kyiv in connection with an acid attack last week on Kyiv Oblast deputy head Yuriy Chyzhmar, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reports.

Acid was thrown into Chyzhmar's face by an unknown person as he walked along a street late on February 16. He has been hospitalized with serious facial injuries.

Kyiv city police officials told journalists today that one of the suspects was a police officer who has confessed to planning the attack. The man said the attack resulted from a dispute involving a woman.

The identity of the second suspect remains unclear and it's unknown if he also confessed to involvement in the attack.

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