In February 2014 the then government took no steps for peaceful settlement of the situation and developed a plan of dispersal of the Maidan, which did not exclude murder.
As reports UNIAN correspondent, about this informed the Deputy chief of the investigative Department, head of special investigations of the Prosecutor General Sergei Gorbatyuk today at a briefing in Kiev.
«At the end of February 2014, the authorities, law enforcement agencies not only did not take steps for a peaceful settlement, and devised a plan to suppress the protests. While this plan did not rule out the Commission of any crimes, including the use of maximum violence and killing,» said he.
According to the results of the investigation established that the events on the morning of 18 February regarding the «peace offensive» and the events that happened regarding the assault on the Maidan in the evening, linked by a single plan.
«The authorities have developed the following plan: to counter these protest actions had attracted a large number of law enforcement officers and coordinated their joint activities with «the aunts», who were also armed. Together they had to commit violent acts against protesters. Thus criminal by the police, in particular «Golden Eagle» and internal troops, were given the hunting cartridges, which is categorically prohibited from use in law enforcement agencies,» — said Gorbatyuk.
According to him, militiamen had to provoke the protesters to action, so they were forced to protect their lives and health.
«This will be the basis for the Declaration further «anti-terrorist operation», which will then be carried out and the results of which should be finally dispersed the protests, who were on the Maidan,» — said Gorbatyuk.
Mr. Yan said that during the Maidan on 18 February 2014 the special unit «Berkut» and internal troops were given special funds increased with hazardous substances imported from Russia.
According to him, 18 February 2014 by armed forces «Berkut» and internal troops were provided came from Russia in an illegal way special reinforced actions that do not pass the examination.
«Some of them, according to expert opinion at the present time, contain extremely harmful substances. These substances in any special countries shall not apply. As of 18 February 2014, militiamen were distributed to stun and gas grenades,» — said Gorbatyuk.
According to him, 18 February 2014 during the dispersal of the militiamen of the «peace offensive» on the Verkhovna Rada, 10 people died, over 500 were injured.
«The plan was on this day (February 18, 2014 — ed.) to complete their actions by the fact that the protests were halted despite the sacrifices that may take place not only among protesters, but among law enforcement agencies», — he said.
«Established by the investigation, then what really was a brutal use of violence against protesters. If you take the events at Mariinsky Park, on Hrushevskoho street, Castle lane, Institutskaya street. During the acceleration of the «peace offensive» (February 18, 2014 – ed.) killed 10 people, more than 500 were injured, more than 100 of them received serious injuries,» — said Gorbatyuk.
«With the mass firearms were used with hunting ammo. From these cartridges, three people were killed and more than 40 were wounded», — said the head of the Department of special investigations of the GPU.
Help. One of the security officers on trial for crimes against Euromaidan
On suspicion of involvement in the killings in Kiev in the winter of 2013 — 2014 have already arrested two senior leaders of the security service of Ukraine (SBU) and the three heads of militia of special forces «Berkut».
We are talking about the former head of the counterintelligence Department of the security service of Ukraine, General Vladimir, the Ox, and the former head of the security service of Ukraine in Kiev and Kiev region Alexander Shchegolev.
Through the interior Ministry for the killing on the Maidan is detained the militia Lieutenant Colonel — Deputy commander of the regiment of militia of a special purpose of head Department of the MIA of Ukraine in Kiev (former «Golden eagle») Oleg Janiszewskiand two its subordinates — ordinary «Berkut» Paul Abroskin and Sergey Zinchenko. Supervisor Zinchenko and Abroskin, major «Berkut» Dmitry Gardener has escaped from house arrest and, according to some reports, is hiding in Putin’s Russia.
Janiszewski Gardener, Zinchenko and Abroskin are on episode 20 February 2014, when on Institute from the bullets of security forces killed 39 people. The events of that day are best investigated during a pretrial investigation, which cannot be said about other episodes, especially about the first deaths on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti and Grushevskogo street.
The company commander of «Berkut» Michael Dobrovolsky, in respect of which on September 29, the court applied the measure of restraint in the form of house arrest, not charged in the death of protesters, and the attack on public patrols «Automaidan».
The commander of «Berkut» in Kiev region, whose name is not specified, the court decided to detain for the brutal beating of participants of the anti-presidential campaign and journalists committed by 1 December 2013 on Bankova street. About this Genprokuratura of Ukraine reported on 25 September.
October 15, the Office of special investigations of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine jointly with the security Service of Ukraine detained one of the former regional commander of one of special forces «Berkut». He informed about the suspicion of «organizing the abuse of power their subordinates during the events of 18 February 2014 on Hrushevskoho street and Krepostnoy lane in Kiev and committing their crimes against protesters, which led to the occurrence of serious consequences» (part 3 of article 365 of the criminal code of Ukraine).
All of the above persons are waiting for the court verdict. The trial of their cases continues.
According to the head of the MIA of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, in General, for crimes against Euromaidan involved or are already involved in «more than 120 people» from various law enforcement agencies. The Minister promises to soon provide to the public their complete list, with indication of the positions these individuals occupied and also articles of the Criminal code, type and term of punishment provided him.
As for the prospects of criminal prosecution of the top officials of the regime of Viktor Yanukovych and, in fact, the ex-President, the government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk already
twice he applied to the international criminal court (ICC) on the recognition of the action of the Rome Statute for the recognition of the Court’s jurisdiction in respect of war crimes committed on the territory of Ukraine in the winter of 2013 — 2014. Only in the case of Ukraine’s accession to the Rome Statute will be possible to involve someone from former officials to criminal prosecution as a war criminal and demand that another country (where, say, a suspect might be hiding) issued to the ICC.
A final ICC decision is still pending, specially assigned Affairs of Ukraine, the Prosecutor of this court continues to study the situation.
The first order was submitted on April 17, the second on 29 September.
According to media reports and according to the lawyers of Viktor Yanukovych, who is now hiding in the territory of the Russian Federation, where under the personal patronage of Vladimir Putin. One of the residences of the former Ukrainian President is situated in the suburbs, another near Sochi.
Yanukovych, according to the Prosecutor General’s office, personally ordered the executions of people on Maidan.
In General, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin consider case of execution of Heavenly one hundred «in fact rassledovaniem». About Shokin said on October 17.
GPU: Yanukovych planned maximum violence to disperse the Maidan was used speches from Russia 17.02.2016