The court directed the indictment against three employees of special forces «Berkut», which is charged with the murder of 48 activists of the Euromaidan and the infliction of gunshot wounds to the 85 participants of protest actions, said the head of the office of special investigations the Main investigation Department of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Serhiy Gorbatyuk, writes Interfax-Ukraine.
«Yesterday, the court directed the indictment on suspicion of three employees of «Berkut» — the two soldiers and the Deputy commander of the regiment,» — said Gorbatyuk at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday, February 10.
According to him, they are charged with the murder of 48 activists of the Maidan on 20 February 2014 and the infliction of gunshot wounds to the 85 participants of the protest action.
Head of special said that a total of 20 events February 25 suspected «berkutovets». Two of them considering the Svyatoshinsky regional court of Kiev. New indictments against three employees of «Berkut» sent to the Pechersk district court.
Gorbatyuk noted that the jurisdiction of review of these materials will be determined by the court of appeal, but it would be logical to combine all the materials on the «Berkut», they were considered in the Svyatoshinsky district court. ACE three employees of «Berkut», according to the Gorbatyuk, were detained in March 2015. Currently they are detained.
According to him, the Office of special finished a pretrial investigation and sent to court indictments against the former Deputy commander of the regiment of special police «Berkut» and two policemen of the special purpose company of the same regiment on the fact of committing grave and especially grave crimes. They are charged with a crime under part 3 article 365 (exceeding power and official powers), part 3 of article 258 (terrorist act), PP.1, 5, 12 of part 2 of article 115 (premeditated murder), part 2, article 15, PP.1, 5, 12 of part 2 of article 115 (the finished attempt at a premeditated murder), article 340 (illegal preventing of the organization or holding fees, rallies, demonstrations), part 2 of article 262 (unlawful acquisition of firearms) of the Criminal code of Ukraine.
Mr. Yan emphasized that the investigation revealed that these «berkutovets» on preliminary arrangement, exceeding power and official authority, committed a terrorist attack, we have used the weapon for the purpose of intimidation of the population and committed the murder of 48 people and the attempted murder of 80 people during mass protests in Kiev February 20, 2014 at Instytutska street.
Earlier it was reported that the Prosecutor General’s office has established specific individuals who fired on activists of Euromaidan at Institutskaya street in Kiev February 20, 2014.
On 5 February the head of the SBU Vasily Gritsak and Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin reported to the President Petro Poroshenko about the discovery of fragments of the fire cut weapon from which shot on the Maidan.
«With the big share of probability it is possible to say that the fragments 22 Kalashnikov rifles and one Kalashnikov machine gun, except this is a single barrel 12-gauge hunting shotguns», — said Hrytsak.
In turn Shokin promised to soon announce in what cases the weapon was used.
Earlier in the SBU established that the victims of Maidan activists on 20 February 2014 at Instytutska street in Kyiv was not 39, and 48. Also we completed the investigation on 80 counts related to the infliction of gunshot wounds.
The court directed the three «Berkut», suspected of the murder of euromaidan protesters and the wounding of protesters 10.02.2016