Entire police unit disbanded in Kyiv region after two cops arrested on rape, assault charges.

The victim, a 26-year-old female, was allegedly attacked at the station after being detained.

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Two policemen of the Kaharlyk district police unit in Kyiv region were put into custody after a local woman pressed rape and assault charges against them, which also led to the disbanding of the entire unit by National Police leadership.

On May 24, a woman, 26, reported to a hospital in Kaharlyk, stating that she had been beaten up and raped at a police station by the two policemen.

The investigation was immediately launched by the National Police's internal security department. Preliminary checks revealed evidence confirming the report filed by the woman who had earlier been brought to the Kaharlyk station to be interviewed in a theft case.

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The policemen implicated in committing the crime have been put into custody.

Further probe was entrusted to the State Bureau of Investigation, in line with jurisdiction.

Chairman of the National Police, Ihor Klymenko, fired the two policemen, removed the Kaharlyk unit's chiefs, and decided to disband the entire unit, appointing snap qualification assessment of all personnel.

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