The ex-commander of the Kiev special forces of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine «Golden eagle» Sergey Kusyuk came under U.S. sanctions in connection with the «Magnitsky act», reported on the website of the Ministry of Finance of the United States.
It is noted that according to Ukrainian law enforcers, he led the attack on peaceful demonstrators on 30 November 2013 in Kiev. The report said that Kusyuk commanded the 290 soldiers of «Berkut», many of whom were activists.
«Kusyuk was named Prosecutor General of Ukraine person who participated in the killings of activists on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kiev in February 2014. Kusyuk ordered the destruction of the documentation associated with the events, fled from Ukraine and is now hiding in Moscow, Russia, where he was identified during the dispersal of demonstrators in the Russian OMON in June of 2017», – stated in the Ministry of Finance of the United States.
In the sanctions list includes the son of the Russian Prosecutor General Chaika Artem, the eldest daughter of the former President of Uzbekistan, Gulnara Karimova, a number of other people and companies.
The Finance Ministry said that Artem Chaika uses the position and opportunities of his father, that «it is unfair to win state assets and contracts and to put pressure on the business of competitors.»
It is noted that Karimov came under sanctions, as was the head of «a powerful syndicate of organized crime», which was used by government officials for the expropriation of companies monopolizing markets, bribery and extortion.
The «Magnitsky act», imposing personal sanctions against persons responsible for violation of human rights and the rule of law in Russia, was adopted in the U.S. in December 2012.
In December 2016, the US Congress adopted the «Global Magnitsky act», in the same month it was signed by President Barack Obama. According to the law, the President of the United States may impose sanctions against the citizens of any foreign state, if it is proven that they are relevant to gross violations of human rights and corruption. Sanctions could include a ban on entering the US and freezing of assets.
Kusyuk headed the Kiev «Berkut» during a sweep of the Maidan on the night of 30 November 2013. He is one of the key figures of the investigation of dispersal of the Euromaidan.
June 13, 2017, it became known that the Prosecutor General’s office sent a request to the Russian Federation about results Kusyuk. Russian Prosecutor General’s office refused to satisfy the request of the Ukrainian side from being ex-berkutovets citizenship of the Russian Federation.
The US imposed sanctions against the ex-commander of the Kiev «Berkut» Kusyuk 22.12.2017