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Shulyak’s interview: Courts in Kyiv and Rostov begin video conference
13:12, 2 December 2016
Shulyak’s interview: Courts in Kyiv and Rostov begin video conference

Former commander of Ukraine’s Interior Troops is suspected of crimes against Euromaidan protesters

13:12, 2 December 2016

Shulyak's Interview in Court
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The courts in Ukraine and Russia began the video conference, which is supposed to reflect the court session in the case of Stanislav Shulyak. The ex-commander of Ukraine’s Interior Troops of the Interior Ministry is to testify in the case of Berkut riot policemen, namely their actions during the crimes against Euromaidan’s unarmed protesters. Shulyak's status in this case is the witness. However, the prosecution side in Ukraine insists that Shulyak is actually charged with defection and committing crimes against Euromiadan activists.   

The Ukrainian side – the Svyatoshyn district court in Kyiv – started the session at 1 p.m. Kyiv time. All sides except for the charged Berkut fighters are now in the session hall.

The session is taking place briefly after the interview of ousted ex-president Viktor Yanukovych in Rostov.

Stanislav Shulyak, the-then commander of the Interior Troops of Ukraine’s Interior Ministry, is charged with crimes against Euromaidan protesters in late 2013-early 2014. As he stays in Russia, his interview is expected to take place just briefly after the interview with ex-president Viktor Yanukovych. The ousted ex-leader so far figures in the Euromaidan case as the witness – even though Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko announced the notice of suspicion against him.  

Related: Prosecutor General’s Office expects today’s video interview with Shulyak to take place

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