Ex-Berkut officers’ trial: Skirmish occurred, hearing goes on break

Source : 112 Ukraine

Trial should continue in the near future
15:26, 10 January 2017

112 Agency

The hearing in the Sviatoshyn District Court of Kyiv on the case of five former members of Special Forces Berkut adjourned, as unknown people entered the courtroom and made a verbal altercation with stakeholders. The correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV Channel reports this.

The men called themselves members of one of the political parties and were holding posters. Some of them bandaged with red thread on the head, which symbolizes the blood on the Maidan.

Related: Sviatoshyn court considers case on five ex-Berkut officers

"Their posters said that they demand a fair trial, and say that they have come here only to remind that the trial should take place as quickly as possible, because they say that it is delayed. They said that they are not going to disrupt the trial", the correspondent said.

"We were able to communicate with father of Pavlo Abroskyn, who also joined this war of words. He said that the court had no comment, but he believes that the pre-trial investigation is delayed, it's been 3 years and they have interview only about 40 people so far", reads the report.

GPU Special Investigations department Roman Psyuk said to 112 Ukraine that the incident is likely an attempt to disrupt the court session to delay the process.

Related: Another Berkut officer suspected in beating Automaidan activists detained

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