Sergei Shevchenko had rushed in to help an injured man when a stun grenade exploded, spraying him with shards of metal. He was saved by other protesters who pulled him out amid the gunfire, smoke and flying Molotov Cocktails, sending him to hospital in a taxi.
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Pavel Nicolaivitch Kurigin was digging in his garden when four men jumped out of a car and opened fire: he ran inside his house and returned with the only weapon availiable, a crossbow he used for sport. “I wasn’t going to let them harm my family, I have young children, I was doing what I could, we had been warned such things may happen”, he said.
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Nato countries must spend money bolstering their armed forces to counter the threat posed by Russia – and risk turning back the clock to the days of the Cold War, according to the alliance’s Secretary-General.