• 24/06/2024 07:07

Four ex-managers of special police units of the Cherkasy region involved in the dispersal of the Maidan will be tried

On February 20, 2014, law enforcement officers ordered the violent dispersal of protest participants in Cherkassy.

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We completed a pre-trial investigation against the former leadership of the special forces of the Cherkasy region involved in the dispersal of protesters during the Revolution of Dignity.

>This was reported in the Office of the Prosecutor General.

“Under the procedural guidance of prosecutors from the Office of the Prosecutor General, an indictment was sent to court against four former heads of units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Cherkasy region,” prosecutors said.

In particular, we are talking about the head of the department of the Public Security Department, commander patrol service battalion, commander of the special battalion of judicial police “Griffin” and deputy commander of the special police company “Berkut”, subordinate to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Cherkasy region.

The investigation established that on February 20, 2014, security forces ordered subordinate police officers to forcibly disperse protesters in Cherkassy. While at the scene of the incident, they directly supervised the dispersal.

“In turn, employees of these units, following the illegal instructions of the accused, used unlawful violence against the protesters. As a result, 13 of them suffered bodily injuries of varying degrees of severity “. . The victims’ vehicles were also damaged,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

It is noted that the accused were charged with abuse of power and official authority by a law enforcement officer, committed by prior conspiracy by a group of persons, as well as illegal obstruction of the organization and conduct of meetings and rallies.

Maidan cases

  • In early March, the former deputy commander of the Crimean Berkut unit, who inflicted bodily harm on protesters in December 2013, was sentenced in absentia to 15 years.
  • Employees of the State Bureau of Investigation reported 239 suspicions during the four years of investigation into the “Maidan cases.” , 117 indictments were sent to the court against 211 people. In particular, the largest “Maidan case” against the then government leadership and heads of law enforcement agencies was completed and brought to court.
  • The DBI has been investigating Maidan cases since 2020. For this purpose, a new investigative department was created. Some cases were also partially transferred to NABU.
  • Previously, the DBI stated that it would report on “Maidan cases” monthly.


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