According to the ministry, a man with a St. George Ribbon was reported walking across the city waiving a red flag and "shouting provocative slogans."
Police took the man to a station and forced him to leave his flag and ribbon there.
Later, the man was admitted to the hospital with injuries. He was drunk, the report adds.
"The Lviv police are examining the case of the beating of a man who was walking across the city with a red flag… According to preliminary data, the man sustained injuries in a fight with unknown persons," the police say.
The day before, another incident related to a St. George Ribbon took place in Lviv. A lawmaker of the Lviv regional council from the Svoboda nationalist party, Iosif Sitnik, tore the St. George Ribbon off a pensioner and stomped it.