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Ukrainian MP uses gun in motorway argument

He allegedly got hit on the head with a bottle.

Ukrainian MP uses gun in motorway argument
Serhiy Pashynskyy
Photo: Max Trebukhov

Ukrainian MP Serhiy Pashynskyy from the People's Front faction got himself in a fight on the New Year eve, as a result of which he shot a 38-year-old man in the leg.

He said on Facebook that he and his wife, who was driving the car, were returning from a cinema to their house in Kyiv Region, when she had to break urgently because "there was a big car with its lights off on the dark side of the road".

An argument followed, during which, Pashynskyy insists, he first made a warning shot and after he was hit on the head with a bottle, "as confirmed by independent witnesses", he shot the attacker in the leg.

According to Pashynskyy, he is licensed to carry the gun.

Photo: facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009285837723

The police account of the incident matches Pashynskyy's story. Mykola Zhukovych, a spokesperson for the Kyiv regional police, told 112 Ukrayina TV that the wounded man committed offences in the past.