The court session on the case of five former "Berkut" policemen, where the ex-commander of the Interior Troops of Ukraine Stanislav Shulyak was questioned, is now completed. He was interrogated as a witness to the case.
The interrogation lasted nearly 5 hours, starting from 1 p.m.
During the interrogation, Shulyak denied the common fact of the presence of titushky (government paid provocateurs) during the Maidan protests, claiming he never actually saw them and does not know about their existence. On top of that, Stanislav Shulyak informed that Ukrainian ex-Minister of Internal Affairs Vitaliy Zakharchenko prohibited him from going to Instytutska Street on February 20, when people were killed in the center.
Shulyak also said a few things after the interrogation during a briefing in Rostov court. “It really hurts for me to see what is going on now. I was motivated for it (coming for questioning, - Ed.) mainly because of the fact that I can help those guys, which are arrested now, with my testimony. Because these are the people who stood shoulder to shoulder with my soldiers and I owe them a lot,” he said.
According to the lawyer of one of the former "Berkut" policemen, Shulyak claims denied the charges on several counts. "Particularly, the witness who was warned about criminal responsibility, clearly stated that there was no prior agreement about orders to use weapons by the state leadership or a desire to use it on the participants of the protest. This indicates that the charges on committing the act of terrorism is an absolute nonsense,” the lawyer said.
It is noted that the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine intends to prove the untruthfulness of Shulyak’s testimony.