Former Berkut fighters Oleksandr Marinchenko and Serhiy Tamtura who had previously been transferred to the occupied regions of the Lugansk and Donetsk regions as part of prisoner swap returned to Kyiv. Lawyer Oleksandr Horoshinsky stated this on his Facebook page.
He also published their open appeal to President Volodymyr Zelensky, Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka and Verkhovna Rada Speaker Dmytro Razumkov, in which ex-Berkut officers explained the reasons for their return.
"We have nothing to hide - we did not commit any crimes. We want to restore the honest name of the Berkut special forces. We want the true perpetrators of the killings of law enforcement officers and protesters to be punished," the statement said.
As we reported before, Passing of the fighters of Berkut to the Russian side within the prisoner swap do not hinder the investigation of Maidan cases, as Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka reported.