Euromaidan case: Court acquits ex-Berkut fighter Khandrykin

The trial did not prove that he committed the crime
15:07, 30 August 2019

ex-Berkut fighter Andriy Khandrykin

Dniprovsky District Court of Kyiv acquitted ex-Berkut fighter Andriy Khandrykin, who was accused of beating and torturing activists of the Euromaidan. Hromadske online agency reported this.

“The court considers it reasonable to acquit the defendant. Upon the results of the trial, it was not proved that he committed this crime. Khandrykin was found not guilty,” the court decision states.

It is noted that Khandrykin continues to serve in Kharkiv National Police Department.

Related: Court releases ex-SBU Head accused of crimes against Euromaidan

Earlier it was reported that Kyiv Court of Appeal has extended the arrest of four ex-Berkut fighters Zinchenko, Abroskin, Marynchenko and Yanishevsky, who are being accused in “Maidan case.”

Kyiv Court of Appeal granted the prosecutor's motion and extended the pre-trial detention order against the accused for 60 days, until September 14, 2019.

Related: Prosecutor General’s Office stops investigation against Euromaidan activist Bubenchyk

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