About 300 people came out to protest under the main building of Shevchenko University in Kyiv, on the evening of June 20. The participants of the action went against the ex-deputy head of the Presidential Administration of Yanukovych Andrii Portnov who was reinstated as a professor of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University.

A few minutes after the start of the protest, at about 7:00 pm, the protesters broke into the university and organized a “sit-in protest” near the Rector’s office.

Andrii Portnov, who served as an adviser to ex-President Viktor Yanukovych in 2011-2014, returned to Ukraine on May 19 after a five-year absence. In 2014, Portnov left Ukraine, lived for some time in Russia, and then moved to Vienna.

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