The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (GPU) established the police units, the officers of which murdered the first heroes of Heavenly Hundred – Serhy Nigoyan and Mykhailo Zyzniewski. Serhy Horbatyuk, the Head of Special Investigation Department of the GPU reported this at the briefing as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.
‘The cases of the first murders are not solved for today or in other words the identities of persons who committed them are not established. At the same time, the investigation does not stop, it moves and there is a progress in the narrowing down the suspect pool, including the establishment of the police unit the officers of which are suspected in the weapon employment according to the results of the additional expert studies, special investigation activities, and covert investigative activities. This work gives a hope that the crime will be solved’, he said.
The opposition between the protesters and security officials began after the adoption of the draft law on January 16. According to the official data, Serhy Nigoyan and Mykhailo Zyzniewski died on January 22 and Roman Senyk was fatally wounded.
Earlier the Prosecutor General’s Office served some persons with charge papers on the murder of the law enforcers in Maidan with the employment of the firearms.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko posthumously awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine to 104 Heavenly Hundred Heroes. Three foreigners, Mykhailo Zyzniewski from Belarus, Zurab Khurtsia and David Kipiani from Georgia were awarded the orders of Heavenly Hundred Heroes.
The Heavenly Hundred is the collective term for those who died in the confrontation with Yanukovych-times forces during the Euromaidan. Feb.18-21, 2014, were the most tragic times of the Revolution of Dignity when 73 protesters died. At that time, special forces officers and snipers shot at people on Maidan. Snipers were placed on the rooftops of the buildings in downtown Kyiv and Berkut forces had AK-47 assault rifles.