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Berkut officers suspected in Maidan case were identified in Russia's Immortal Regiment march
11:17, 16 May 2018

Berkut officers suspected in Maidan case were identified in Russia's Immortal Regiment march

Particularly, three former officers were spotted: Oleksy Tsvihun, Petro Psarev and Yevhen Pronoz

11:17, 16 May 2018

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The march of 'Immortal Regiment of Ukraine' took place within the celebration of the Victory Day in Moscow on May 9 and at least three former Berkut-officers suspected in the murder of 48 and injury of 80 protesters during the Maidan in February 2014 participated in it. Hromadske reported this citing the former co-workers of the former Berkut-officers.

Particularly, three former officers were spotted: Oleksy Tsvihun, Petro Psarev and Yevhen Pronoz from the company of Dmytro Sadovnyk escaped to Russia.

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On May 9, Vitaly Zakharchenko, the former Interior Minister of Ukraine also participated in the march.

At the end of 2013 – the beginning of 2014, the mass unrests took place in Ukraine and led to the change of power. The law enforcement bodies and thugs hired by the government opposed the protesters.

Related: Yanukovych state treason case: Anti-Maidan movement participant testifies in court

According to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, 107 people died in the result of the tragic events on February 18-20, 2014. The officers of specialized company 'Berkut' are accused in the shooting of the people. Fugitive president Viktor Yanukovych, former Interior Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko and his deputies Viktor Ratushniak and Petro Fedchuk, former SBU Head Oleksandr Yakymenko and his deputy Volodymyr Totsky are accused of the organization of the crime.

The majority of the suspected are evading justice in the Russian Federation and annexed Crimea. 91 persons are put on the wanted list.

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