As the investigations and court hearings into cases of crimes against Euromaidan activists in 2013-2014 continue, Prosecutor General’s Office reported that as of February 1, 351 individuals are convicted in the related crimes.
35 people involved in the crimes already heard their verdicts, while another 220 bills of indictment are submitted for consideration by the court.
‘The work is this direction continues; it takes a lot of effort. We’ve got to collect enough of decent evidence for the man to be convinced,’ said Serhiy Horbatyuk, the chief of the Special Investigations Department.
Euromaidan was a wave of rallies and the civil unrest in Ukraine, which began in November 2013 with public protests at the Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square in the downtown Kyiv. The activists demanded European integrationm as well as political and economic association with the EU. The scope of the protests expanded, with many calls for the resignation of the-then President and his government. The protests gradually led to the bloody Revolution of Dignity, when about a hundred of protesters were killed by government-hired thugs and the riot police in February 2014. Back then, several law enforcers also lost their lives in brutal street fights. On February 20, when the brutality climaxed, the-then Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych and his sidekicks escaped to Russia.
Prosecutor's General Office of Ukraine and other law enforcement agencies put Yanukovych and top officals on the wanted list - for state treason and several other crimes against the state and the Ukrainian nation; most of these officials are fleeing from trial. The investigation in their cases is underway.