Euromaidan activist detained, charged with killing two policemen during Revolution of Dignity

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ivan Bubenchyk received the suspicion notice
18:22, 3 April 2018


Law enforcers detained Ivan Bubenchyk, the participant of the Euromaidan movement who publicly claimed to have killed two Berkut fighters during the events of the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine. Serhiy Horbatyuk, the chief of the special investigations department of Prosecutor General's Office reported that at a briefing.   

According to him, Ivan Bubenchyk received the suspicion notice on Tuesday, in which he is charged with the two murders. Bubenchyk currently remains in custody, waiting for the decision of Kyiv's Pechersk district court on the restriction measure. 

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The detainee had previously claimed that he used a machinegun to fire at the law enforcers at Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square in Kyiv on February 20, 2014. Bubenchyk said he killed two of the fighters during the violent street clashes. Later, he was detained, when Prosecutor General's Office announced that several persons are suspects in the case of the murders of Berkut fighters during the Euromaidan events in Kyiv. 

February 20, 2014, earmarks the climax of the street violence during the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine. That day, government-hired shooters gunned down dozens of unarmed civilians; about a dozen of law enforcers deceased as well. Prosecutor General's Office continues to look into the crimes related to the Euromaidan movement and the Revolution of Dignity, including these murders.

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