The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine fired three investigators from the special investigations department, which is working on the Maidan protests case. The prosecutor of the department, Olexiy Donskoy, said this in a comment to Hromadske Radio.
As he informed, according to the staff reduction procedure, Yuri Bezshchasny, Andriy Demyanenko and Vitaly Tarasyuk were fired. The reason is that investigators submitted their consent for re-certification in a free form, because they did not agree with the new form.
According to media reports, to undergo recertification prosecutors were required to sign a consent to recognize any, even anonymous, complaint without official confirmation.
Earlier, Ukraine's Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka announced that several cases related to Euromaidan protests will be passed to the court. He said so at a briefing in Kyiv.
Ryaboshapka admitted that "the obstacles for investigating into these cases that had existed before are now gone".
"We actively cooperate with the head of the Department of Special Investigations (...) one needs to understand it's not just one case of Maidan, there are several dozens of them. And every case has many episodes, and many of these episodes began long before the events of Maidan. There's the political will to complete the investigation, and several cases will be soon passed to the court, I guess", he said.
In February, law enforcers reported that 442 individuals involved in the Maidan-related cases were noticed of suspicion. 279 bills of conviction were handed over to the court.