Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko said that the main reason for the massacre in Kniazhychi was not the fact who fired the first shot, but negligence. All law enforcement officers who participated in the shootout acted according to the instructions. This was stated by Lutsenko at a meeting of the committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on ensuring of law enforcement activity, which was broadcast by "112 Ukraine" TV channel.
"The first version. Both units operated according to the instructions. State security driver is sitting behind the wheel, rifle on his knees, two detainees behind him, as we now know, the scouts. He sees a man with a gun and, without opening the door, shoots and hits the leader of KORD unit in the thigh, he falls and, acting on instructions, starts shooting back. He shoots very precisely. The partner of State security officer sees that his partner is being attacked, comes from the side and also begins to shoot. All the other KORD officers also opened fire. The scouts die during the shootout. The second version. State security officer did not open fire first, KORD employee did that instead. The situation is mirror," Lutsenko said.
At the same time, according to him, negligence is the reason above all. "Negligence, which led to the tragedy - the official car of the State security without tags. The second major negligence, the leaders gave the instruction to their team to attack without preliminary reconnaissance."