After two years of almost completely unsuccessful investigation of the shooting of “Heavenly hundreds” of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine made a sensational statement: to kill the protesters, “Berkut” helped the Maidan protesters themselves. In the interests of the investigation, law enforcement authorities are not yet releasing the names, but we know that they are members of a “Patriotic organization” that after the “revolution of dignity” went to fight in the ATO.
As told on 23 July by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, the joint efforts of law enforcement and counterintelligence of the country it was found that killing of the “Heavenly hundred” the security forces managed to flee the scene of the crime with the help of protesters. They helped burketown to destroy the weapon of the crime: pre-cut sniper rifle and machine guns, drowned them in a lake of Goloseevskiy district of Kiev.
Note that on 14 July, the chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios hinted that the truth about the murder of “hundreds of Heaven” shocking society, but must be accepted because “truth is truth”. At the same time, the Ukrainian media, citing unnamed law enforcement sources reported that the accomplices of the killers were members of the “Patriotic organizations” that participated in all anti-government demonstrations since 2011.
For example, in 2012, activists were among those veterans of the war in Afghanistan, which turned back to Viktor Yanukovych during a flower-laying to a monument to soldiers-internationalists. Thus they expressed their dissatisfaction with the fact that because of the delay of the President they had half an hour to stand at the December frost. And after the Maidan “patriots” went to fight in the Donbass. And in the course of the fighting one of them over to the side of the DNI.
Recall that the first suspects in the murder of “hundreds of Heaven” appeared in 2014. They were former soldiers of “Berkut” Sergey Zinchenko and Pavel Abroskin and their commander Dmitry Gardener. The first two court sent to jail and the latter under house arrest. The former commander took the opportunity and fled to the Crimea. According to the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s office, along with a Gardener stole the main proof of fault of “Berkut”, so since the case began to slip. However, in February 2016 to Zinchenko and Abroskin joined by three of their colleague, Alexander marinchenko, Sergey and Oleg Tatura Janiszewski.
However, despite the fact that now in the dock were five men, the trial on the merits started only on July 15. Make a decision about the guilt of the former security forces will the jury Svyatoshinskogo district court of Kyiv. While they studied only ballistics used to kill the “Heavenly hundreds” of weapons, thanks to which, according to the prosecution, was able to identify one of the suspects from a gun shot and killed someone. The lawyer of “Berkut” Alexander Gorodinsky recalls that there were 33 such studies, all refute each other.
Meanwhile, almost all reports by international observers about the investigation down to the fact that Kiev is not interested in conducting a fair trial. Including in 2015, said experts of the international Advisory group of the Council of Europe and the Prosecutor of the International criminal court in the Hague, Fatou Bensouda, and on July 14 of this year to such conclusion the head of the UN monitoring mission on human rights Fiona Fraser.
At the same time, opponents of the “revolution of dignity” has repeatedly said that the guilty in the shooting of demonstrators are actually not Berkut officers allegedly observed the orders of Yanukovych and his entourage, and the Maidan protesters. In this regard, the head of the Fund “Ukrainian politics Konstantin BONDARENKO told “MK” that the current statement of Lutsenko may symbolize a new stage in the confrontation between “doves” and “hawks” within the ruling elite of the country. “When I killed Pavlo Sheremeta, Kyiv immediately appealed for help to the FBI. And in the case of the Maidan, he decided that we are talking about the internal Affairs of the country. This is because there are a lot of documented facts of how some politicians, who actively participated in the Maidan, helped to hide people who had discovered the weapon. Times talking about it Lutsenko, so the struggle between the two groups in the ruling elite escalates. On one side stand the radicals centred on the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrew Parubiy and the head of the Ministry of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, and on the other a softer President Petro Poroshenko, to which belongs the chief Prosecutor. Perhaps the investigation will lead to the fact that Parubiy accused in the preparation of the shooting of activists of Maidan”, — the expert believes.
However, the head of the Ukrainian branch of the Institute of CIS countries Denis DENISOV believes that this will not happen: “There is even a video of how the current representatives of the Ukrainian ruling elite is brought to the Maidan weapons. But if Kiev will call the true perpetrators of the killings of peaceful demonstrators, the regime will lose its legitimacy. Despite this, international pressure encourages the Ukrainian authorities gradually lifted the veil of secrecy over those tragic events,” he told “MK”.
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