: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Hundreds of prisoners start fires, wound staff in Ukraine riot


ODESSA, UKRAINE: A major riot involving 500 prisoners broke out at a penitentiary in the Ukrainian city of Odessa on Monday with the inmates setting fire to buildings and wounding seven staff members, officials said.Authorities deployed several hundred National Guard troops and police to help put down the riot, an AFP photographer at the scene said.The violence broke out at the facility in the Black Sea port city as authorities planned to move several convicts to a different prison, officials said, adding that the situation was now under control.Prisoners “attacked and wounded seven employees” and set alight a fire engine …read more

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