The Prosecutor General’s office completed the investigation of criminal proceedings against the commander of the operational squadron No. 1 of the Metropolitan special police «Berkut» on charges of illegal detention and beating the 18 activists of the movement «Avtomaydan» in January 2014.
As reported in Management of public relations and media General Prosecutor’s office, the Office of special investigations the Main investigation Department of the office completed pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings against the commander of the operational squadron No. 1 of the Metropolitan special forces of militia «Golden eagle» under part 2 of article 28, part 3, article 365, part 1 of article 365, part 1 of article 366, part 3 of article 27, part 1 of article 366, part 3 of article 27, part 2, article 384 of the Criminal code of Ukraine.
The suspect is accused of abuse of power and illegal detention along with his subordinate staff 18 activists of the movement «Avtomaydan» in the night of 22 to 23 January 2014 on the streets Shchorsa and the Grushevsky street in Kiev, which was accompanied by application of violence and damage to their cars.
Former «berkutovets» were accused of organizing an official forgery of reports and providing subordinates special forces deliberately false testimonies, connected with the prosecution of activists in serious crimes on the basis of which they were detained, brought to criminal responsibility for alleged acts of hooliganism and was elected a measure of restraint in form of detention.
The defense is open access to materials of pre-trial investigation, and after reading it the suspect and his lawyers indictment in respect of the specified person will be directed to court for consideration in essence.
In respect of other accomplices of these crimes pre-trial investigation continues.
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 not accepted, 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, as stated by the now resigned Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin, the case of execution of Heavenly one hundred, he said «actually rassledovaniem». About Shokin stated on 17 October 2015.
The GPU has completed the investigation against the commander of «Berkut» on the case of beating 18 «avtomaydanovets» 19.02.2016