Omega Special Forces' ex-officer, involved in Maidan case, notified of suspicion

Source : 112 Ukraine

Former Interior Ministry’s employee is suspected of killing a participant of mass protests on Instytutska Street in Kyiv on February 20, 2014
14:12, 18 February 2020

A former Interior Ministry’s employee, an officer of Omega Special Forces unit, was notified of suspicion. He is suspected of abuse of power and office, as well as attempted murder and willful murder. This was reported by the press service of the Office of the Prosecutor General.

According to the investigation, the said person is suspected of the attempted assassination of a protestor and the murder of a participant of mass protests on Instytutska Street in Kyiv on February 20, 2014. It is also reported that he committed these crimes in a method dangerous to the lives of many persons and upon a prior conspiracy of a group of former Berkut Special Forces employees.

The pre-trial detention measure is now being chosen.

Related: Court shuts down Instytutska Street, Kyiv for investigation of shootings in Maidan

As we reported earlier, former commander of the Interior Troops of Ukraine Stanislav Shulyak said that he did everything possible to prevent casualties on Maidan on February 20, 2014. He stated this during the interview via videoconference with Rostov court.

"I did my best to prevent people from dying. Work has been done with the personnel of the manifestation of endurance, tolerance in the response. When I learned that people began to die from a gunshot fire, Omega Special Forces received an order to immediately establish the place where the fire is conducted to prevent the possibility of the use of firearms," Shulyak said. 

Related: Maidan cases: Will investigation continue?

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