People who walked from Khreschatyk Street to Leo Tolstoy Square amid an outbreak of violence in Kyiv on Monday, November 21, targeted a beauty and sun tanning parlor in mistake for an office that is thought to be owned by Ukrainian politician, chairman of the pro-Russian political organization Ukrainian Choice Viktor Medvedchuk, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
Alleged activists damaged a building at 23b Velyka Vasylkivska Street, having broken the windows and thrown flares into the Sun Light sun parlor`s premises.
According to Hromadske.TV, the building at 23b Velyka Vasylkivska Street houses six companies. One of them is B.I.M. International Law Offices, a law firm headed by Medvedchuk since 1991.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is the godfather of Medvedchuk`s daughter. Medvedchuk is also an active negotiator at Minsk peace talks on Donbas, dealing mainly with swaps of prisoners of war.
A man asked by Hromadske.TV journalists whether it was his office with the broken windows, confirmed the information, by saying: ”Yes, this is my office. There is no Medvedchuk here. The salon is beside my office, and I work here.”
A branch of a Russian bank, Sberbank, was attacked by protesters on the same day.