Prosecutor General’s Office stops investigation against Euromaidan activist Bubenchyk

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ivan Bubenchyk is suspected in the murder of the militsiya officers
13:21, 16 August 2019


The  Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (GPU) stopped the investigation of the criminal proceeding against Euromaidan activist Ivan Bubenchyk suspected in the murder of the militsiya officers at Maidan Nezalezhnosti as Ukrainian News reported.

“The pretrial investigation in the mentioned criminal proceeding is stopped due to the execution of the procedural actions in order of the international cooperation,” the GPU reported.

The department added that the indictment against Bubenchyk was not passed to the court. besides, the appeal on the release of Bubenchyk from the criminal liability on the basis of the amnesty of Euromaidan Activists was not passed to the court either.

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Ivan Bubenchyk was detained on April 3, 2018 in the suspicion of the murder of two 'Berkut' officers during the Revolution of Dignity. As Bubenchyk reported he was detained in Lviv and then taken to Kyiv.

On April 5, 2018, the prosecutor's office removed the suspicion from Bubenchyk and ismissed the petition to choose the pre-trial restriction measure. Also, he can be exempted from the criminal liability due to the amnesty law for the partakers of the Dignity Revolution. The same day, the Prosecutor General's Office served him with new charges.

The detainee had previously claimed that he used a machinegun to fire at the law enforcers at Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square in Kyiv on February 20, 2014. Bubenchyk said he killed two of the fighters during the violent street clashes. Later, he was detained, when Prosecutor General's Office announced that several persons are suspects in the case of the murders of Berkut fighters during the Euromaidan events in Kyiv. 

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February 20, 2014, earmarks the climax of the street violence during the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine. That day, government-hired shooters gunned down dozens of unarmed civilians; about a dozen of law enforcers deceased as well. Prosecutor General's Office continues to look into the crimes related to the Euromaidan movement and the Revolution of Dignity, including these murders.



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