Trial on Ex-Berkut officers postponed to January 24

Source : 112 Ukraine

Hearing concerned the circumstances surrounding the death of one of the Euromaidan activists - Roman Varenytsia
16:27, 19 January 2017

112 Agency

The trial of five ex-employees of the special division Berkut, accused of shooting 48 euromaidan activists on the Institutska Street in Kyiv on February 20, 2014 has been postponed to January 24. The correspondent of the 112 Ukraine TV Channel reported this.

"The meeting was postponed to January 24. They have heard the episode regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of one of the Euromaidan activists. These were photos, videos, and documents concerning the Roman Varenytsia", he said.

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The correspondent said that Varenytsia died on February 20 on Instytutska Street near the National Bank of Ukraine. Research ballistics announced at the hearing that he died from a gunshot wound. The bullets were fired from a sniper rifle.

According to prosecutors, this evidence is sufficient to bring to justice one of the Berkut officers, but not those who are accused now.

The Lawyers of the officers stated that their clients will testify against former colleagues, but they are not involved in the murder of Varenytsia.

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