Two Ukranian nationals who work as security guards for a foreign mining company in the interior region were today charged with the assault of two local miners and remanded to prison.
38-year-old Vitaly Paraschuck was today slapped with two counts of threatening behavior and assault causing actual bodily harm, committed on Charles Clarke.
His fellow Ukranian national, 33-year-old, Maksym Furtak was charged with threatening behavior committed on Rudolph Deane.
The Police Prosecutor told the Court that the incident occurred on August 3rd at Quarter Stone in the Cuyuni river area.
Additionally, the Ukrainians as well as local miner, Charles Clarke were charged separately with contravention of the Private Security Services Act of 2009 for failure to wear their prescribed uniforms. The local miner was granted $20,000 bail.
At first it was suspected that the two foreign security guards were Russians, but the Russian Embassy later identified them as Ukranians.
The entire assault incident was captured on camera as the two foreign nationals got into a heated confrontation with the local miners over land that the locals were on.
The Ukranians demanded to see documents since they claimed that the men were trespassing. An argument ensued and during the argument, one of the Ukranian men punched one of the local miners to the face. He also pulled a gun on the man.
Once the video surfaced and started to make the rounds on social media, a Police investigation was launched.
The men will be expected to return to Court on August 23.