At approximately 1100 local time (0800 UTC) on 14 July 2021, police officers deployed tear gas against protesters at the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) building in central Kyiv. Approximately 1,000 protesters – mostly security personnel veterans – had rallied to demand a recalculation of pension benefits. They also demanded the speaker of parliament meet with them. When the speaker did not address the protesters, individuals briefly breached the fence outside the building. Police officers used tear gas to prevent demonstrators from entering the Verkhovna Rada itself and detained some of the demonstrators. Information on injuries was unavailable.