200 Ukrainians from Kyiv and other regions, who participated in Maidan faced llegal persecution, stated Serhiy Horbaiuk, the head of the Special Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General's Office, during a briefing.
"As established by the investigators, the force and violence could not stop the peaceful actions; the former leadership of the state and law enforcement agencies could not suppress these protests. Tha it why the mode of action had been modified. And it was decided to appeal to the legislation, but in its grossly distorting meaning. The state police began a hunt for protesters for the purpose of intimidation. It was illegal starting of criminal proceedings and unlawful detention. Illegal criminal prosecution and arrests of the protesters. Totally in Kyiv and other regions more than 200 protesters had been subjected to such harassment," said Horbaiuk.