The Guyana Police Force today announced that two Ukranian nationals who were caught on camera assaulting a local miner will face the local courts to face criminal assault charges.
38-year-old Vitaly Paraschuck, will face two counts of threatening behavior and assault causing actual bodily harm, committed on Charles Clarke. His fellow Ukranian national, 33-year-old, Maksym Furtak, will face a charge of threatening behavior committed on Rudolph Deane.
Additionally, the Ukrainians as well as local miner, Charles Clarke will be charged separately with contravention of the Private Security Services Act of 2009 for failure to wear their prescribed uniforms.
They are all expected to appear tomorrow before the Chief Magistrate.
At first it was suspected that the two foreign security guards were Russians, but the Russian Embassy later identified them as Ukranians.
The two Ukranian men are reportedly attached to a foreign mining company in the interior region that is operating on a local claim that was granted to another local company.
It was a few months ago that 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 police is now moving to file charges based on legal advice that was sought.