Hundreds take to the streets in Kyiv to protest against imprisonment of activist

About 500 people have gathered on Bankova Street, where the President's Office is located; some of them are standing near the gates of the President's Office from the side of Instytutska Street on February 23. Participants in the rally were shouting such slogans as "Freedom to patriots," "Evil [Interior Minister] Avakov," "Down with Ze [Zelensky]," and "Free Sternenko." The entrance to the area of the President's Office is being guarded by four ranks of law enforcement officers in riot gear. Also, there are about 100 law enforcement officers standing outside the Office's building. Approximately 17 protesters were arrested, some police officers were wounded. At the moment the rally is over, but protesters are ready to gather again on Saturday.