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Investigations Into Attack On Ukrainian Actor On Eden Quay

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Investigations are ongoing after the alleged assault of a Ukrainian actor who travelled to Ireland.

The incident happened on Saturday night in Dublin. Gardai from Store Street responded to reports of an incident on Eden Quay late on Saturday night.

They say a man in his 20s was taken to the Mater Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The man has been named by TDs and Colleagues as Oleksandr Hrekov.

The Abbey Theatre condemned the alleged attack on him as a "random act of mindless violence" that left him needing stitches and hospital treatment.

He travelled to Ireland in a theatre company crew of 27 to perform in Brian Friel's "Translations".

He's understood to be out of hospital and travelling back to Kyiv.

Arts Minister Catherine Martin condemned the attack, calling it "cowardly" and wished the actor a full recovery.

Reporting by Alex Rowley

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