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Investigation of Maidan murders being impeded, - lawyer

According to the lawyer Galabal, there are still many aspects which influence which hamper the process
12:39, 20 February 2019

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The investigation of the murders in Maidan during Revolution of Dignity, as the lawyer of the relatives of the Heavenly Hundred Markiyan Galabal said on air of 112 Ukraine.

“The process of investigation is being hampered, and as the representatives of the victims, who is involved in this since 2014, I have to confirm this fact all the time. It is being hampered from different sides – the law enforcement agencies, the judicial branch. There are still many aspects which impede the process,” he stated.

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The lawyer also told on what the terms of the trial depend.

“The legislative shortcomings are the barriers – the fact that the duration of the transitional provisions, which allowed consideration of the case in absentia expires. Amendments to the Criminal Code of Ukraine are required to pass this case to the court,” Galabala said.

As it was reported, on February 20, Ukraine commemorates the heroes of the Heavenly Hundred.  

Related: Poroshenko awards 17 participants of Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity

One of the most tragic events in the history of independent Ukraine took place in Kyiv on Maidan Nezalezhnosti 4 years ago, on February 18-20, 2014 - the brutal execution of participants of the Revolution of Dignity. During the clashes in the center of the capital, 73 civilians and 11 law enforcers were killed. The Trade Unions Building on Maidan burnt to the ground.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko posthumously awarded 104 Heroes of Heavenly Hundreds the title of Heroes of Ukraine, as well as three foreigners - a citizen of Belarus Mikhail Zhiznevsky, Georgia - Zurab Khurtsia and David Kipiani. They were posthumously awarded the Order of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes.

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