In Kiev, nationalists rally in front of presidential administration

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The nationalists have left the territory near the building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in Kiev and headed the administration of President Petro Poroshenko, they handcuffed themselves to the fence and demand that the head of state came to them, reports on Thursday, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

Earlier Thursday, the nationalists tried to break through a cordon of security forces in order to get into the Parliament building, but they failed. In the resulting clashes, two security officers were slightly injured, the victims among the protesters there. According to the police of Kiev, in place of the departed investigative team, the security forces fully control the situation.

Representatives of nationalist party «national body» (created on the basis of the battalion «Azov», against whom in Russia opened a criminal case) and the nationalist movement «National guards» left the Constitution square along Bankova street where the presidential administration of Ukraine. The movement of the column of nationalists was accompanied by security forces.

Protesters near the administration met with law enforcement cordon, covering the approaches to the building. To the nationalists was a representative of the head of state and noted their requirement to simplify the procedures for granting Ukrainian citizenship to foreigners participating in military operations in the Donbass.

Nationalists said they wanted to personally talk with Poroshenko and will not go up until he will come. Some of them handcuffed themselves to the fence. Occasionally they shout «Passport!». The protesters also said that they did not intend to fight with the security forces and behave calmly.

Security administration is strengthened by the police and soldiers of the National guard.

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