The Department of special investigation General Prosecutor’s office submitted to the court indictment in criminal proceedings against the commander of the Kiev «Berkut», the platoon commander and five of their subordinates police officers for causing bodily harm to the attendees in the «Ukrainian house» April 8, 2010.
As reported on Friday 25 November, the press service of the Prosecutor General, these persons are charged that, acting at the direction of the people’s Deputy of Ukraine 5-7 convocation Vadim Kolesnichenko, together with the former Deputy head of GU MVD of Ukraine in Kiev, the commander of the regiment of militia «Golden eagle» and his Deputy, exceeding the power and authority April 8, 2010 during one of the open events at the Big exhibition hall of «Ukrainian house» in the capital provoked the conflict, and wrongly used force to visitors, detained 14 with them among them was Hero of Ukraine elderly, causing them injuries.
In addition, these law enforcement officers trying to hide their criminal actions, let journalistic activity, used violence and inflicted injuries to the journalist of one of the channels who tried to document the illegal actions of «Berkut officers».
The attorney General stressed that the Kolesnichenko, Deputy head of the police Department and Deputy commander of the regiment of special forces «Berkut» is wanted, the court gave permission for their detention.
The criminal case against the Berkut were investigated under part 2 of article 28 of part 2 of article 365 (abuse of power by prior arrangement by group of persons, that is, the intentional Commission by the employee of law enforcement Agency action, beyond the rights and powers, which was accompanied by violence or threat of violence, use of weapons or special tools or painful and offending personal dignity of the victim’s actions), are punished with imprisonment from 3 to 8 years with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions to 3 years; part 1 St. 171 criminal code of Ukraine (preventing of lawful professional activity of journalists), punishable by a fine or imprisonment for up to 6 months, or restraint of liberty up to 3 years.
We will remind, during a press conference «Volyn massacre — Polish and Jewish victims of OUN-UPA», which was held on 8 April 2010 in the «Ukrainian house», Deputy Chairman of the all-Ukrainian Union «Svoboda» Andriy Mokhnyk told the crowd that committed a criminal offence — namely, inciting ethnic and religious enmity and humiliation of national honor and dignity of Ukrainians (article 161 of the Criminal code of Ukraine) and is obstructing the work of journalists. Then, using brute force, unknown in the civil (as it later turned out, law enforcement officials) were expelled from the hall, where there was a press conference, several well-known Ukrainian journalists and politicians. The next day the Shevchenkovsky district court of Kyiv has closed proceedings against all those detained during the incident in the «Ukrainian house».
The GPU sent to the court indictment against the Berkut in the case of events in the «Ukrainian house» in April 2010 25.11.2016