Riot at Lukyanivska prison: four ex-Tornado fighters, two prison workers served charges

Source : 112 Ukraine

Two suspected workers of the prison were arrested
16:53, 23 August 2018

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Four former fighters of "Tornado" task force unit and two workers of Lukyanivska prison were served with charge papers on the riot case as the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine reported.

"On the results of the pretrial investigation, on August 20, 2018, the prosecutor's office of Kyiv garrison of Central region of Ukraine notified of the suspicion to the ex-commander of "Tornado" company who is the organizer of the commitment of the crimes and to four ex-fighters of this company and the members of the commitment of the crimes. Moreover, two workers of Lukyanivska prison, the supporters of the organized group in the commitment of the crimes were served charges," the message said.

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The Prosecutor's Office added that during the investigation, it was established that the organized group from among the arrested former officers of "Tornado" company with the support of the prison's workers committed the serious and particularly serious crimes: mass unrest followed by the arsons, seizures of the buildings, resistance to the representatives of the authorities with the use of the weaponry; threats of the murder, violence toward the workers of the law enforcement bodies due to the carrying of the duty by these workers and the storage of the explosives.

"The criminal actions of the particular members of the organizer group and its organizer will be additionally qualified as the actions that aim to the commission of the attempted murder of the workers of the law enforcement bodies due to the carrying of the duty by these workers, the message said.

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Earlier, on August 9 clashes between the citizens and law enforcers occurred during transferring of ex-fighters of Tornado near Lukyanivska Prison.

As a result, three Tornado fighters, kept in Lukyanivska Prison, were transferred and the others were put in an isolation cell. As the representatives of the Justice Ministry informed, one law enforcer got injured as the fighters used handmade firecrackers. Moreover, it was reported that Tornado fighters poured petrol on a law enforcer and threatened to burn him.

Earlier, two workers of Lukyanivska Prison passed Tornado fighters the prohibited items.

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Pavlo Petrenko, Ukraine’s Justice Minister announced severe administrative decisions concerning Lukyanivska Prison workers soon.

Later Ruslan Romashkov, the Head of Boryspil Penal Colony #119 became the new Head of Kyiv Remand Center more known as Lykyanivska Prison.

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