Yanukovych swears interrogation that was not ordered to use weapons and thanked «Berkut» for service

The ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych thanked the police officers, who during his presidency opposed the Maidan activists. It is reported by Ukrainian Pravda.

Yanukovych said that he had not ordered the use of weapons by the security forces on the Maidan
Yanukovych about the weapon on the Maidan: it was their own weapons and people captured in the premises of the security forces

During the video of the Rostov court in the Svyatoshinsky regional court of Kiev, at a meeting of which he gives testimony in the case against former «berkutovets», Yanukovych said: «I Express my sincere gratitude to those law enforcement officers who 3 months suffered, suffered, killed them, burned them, and they did everything in order to ensure public order in Kyiv. This, unfortunately, so.»

«I’m sorry that the people who stood on the Maidan – they were also used by those leaders who led them in order to knock down such unconstitutional by the authorities in Ukraine and to seize it,» – said Yanukovych.

«Because the answer to this question (why failed to ensure public order during the protests – ed.) is simple: let the question will give the answer of those who made the bloodshed in Ukraine. So let them come to people and say what they did, what they have brought to Ukraine!» he added.

According to Yanukovych, «today only the Ukrainian people can assess those events».

«I know that (there is) a lot of people to whom I am to blame. And the mistakes that I did, it really hurt. But I could never raise my hand and sign an order, a decree that led to bloodshed in Ukraine», – he said.

«Because both parts of Ukraine – and one that supported the Maidan, and those who did not support, damaged. And the answer is let him give the current authorities», – said the former President, who fled from Ukraine to Russia in February 2014.

As reported, on Friday, November 25, Svyatoshinsky regional court of Kiev was planning to depose Yanukovych in a videoconference as a witness in the case of executions during Euromaidan. However, the meeting was moved to November 28 because of the impossibility to deliver to the court the defendants ex-Berkut officers.

Activists blocked their exit from the Lukyanovka jail. According to the protesters, Yanukovych has to be in court as a defendant, not as a witness.

Yanukovych said that he had not ordered the use of weapons by the security forces on the Maidan

Yanukovych said that he had not ordered the use of weapons by the security forces on the Maidan between 30 November 2013 and 18 February 2014.

According to UNIAN, he told about it during interrogation in the Svyatoshinsky district court of Kiev during the video conference as a witness in the case against five former «berkutovets», accused in the shooting of Maidan activists in February 2014.

On the question whether the orders given on the use of means of restraint by security forces during protests that took place from 30 November 2013 to 18 February 2014, Yanukovych said: «from the very beginning to the very end was against the use of weapons and against bloodshed. It was my principled position. I could not have such orders to give.»

He admitted that to disperse the participants of Euromayday in the night of 30 November 2013 could have led while his administration Sergey Levochkin.

«Yeah, maybe he had something to do involvement. Possible. But there is no evidence that I personally had. And the consequence of their not established,» — said Yanukovych.

«Because if it were, let the government now prove. If it does not prove, let it be on his (Levochkin – ed.) of conscience. Or, if he is not guilty, then those who said so about it should apologize. It also needs to establish the court», — added ex-the President.

At the same time, Yanukovych described the events on the Euromaidan as «organized and planned the provocations of those who want change of power.»

Yanukovych about the weapon on the Maidan: it was their own weapons and people captured in the premises of the security forces

Yanukovych said that among the weapons at protesters during the revolution of dignity was their own guns and seized in the premises of power units, as well as imported.

«As for the weapons, which was on the Maidan, it was from different sources. First, it was the private weapons of the people — hunting weapons. The second is the weapons that were seized from the premises of the SBU, as well as the premises of the Ministry of internal Affairs», — he told in the course of videotapes, answering a question about what he knows about the weapons that were on the Maidan.

In addition, according to Yanukovych, some samples of imported weapons was marked.

«I have no evidence that it (the weapon) specially imported to Ukraine», — he said.

According to him, we are talking mainly about the sniper rifles.




Yanukovych swears interrogation that was not ordered to use weapons and thanked «Berkut» for service 28.11.2016

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