MOSCOW, February 25 (RAPSI) – Head of Ukrainian Presidential Administration Andrei Kluyev was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the leg, Ukrainian news agency UNIAN reported Tuesday.
According to the news agency, Kluyev’s house was attacked twice, on 23 and 24 February, with more than 20 attackers laying siege to the house during the second skirmish. Kluyev sustained a gunshot wound to the leg, and is now being treated in one of Kiev’s hospitals.
According to UNIAN, Kluyev met with Yanukovish on February 23, at which point he submitted his resignation from the Presidential Administration.
The Ukrainian Parliament voted Saturday to impeach Yanukovich following months of anti-government protests that originally flared up in November.
Unrest in Kiev erupted this month anew as thousands of people marched on the parliament building, where a standoff was taking place over proposed constitutional reforms that the opposition said could provide a way out of the political crisis that is paralyzing the country. The violence that ensued resulted in numerous deaths and hundreds of injuries.
Fighting between radical anti-government protesters and police has claimed 82 lives since the violence escalated on February 18, according to the Ukrainian Health Ministry. Yanukovich, who fled the capital, had earlier called the move a coup and compared it to the rise of the Nazis in Germany in the 1930s.