Court releases Euromaidan participant who claimed murdering Berkut fighters in February 2014

18:53, 5 April 2018

Ivan Bubenchyk, the Euromaidan activist, currently walks free, as the prosecutors dismissed the petition to choose the pre-trial restriction measure. The judge granted the motion. The prosecutors, however, intend to file the new petition on Thursday evening, with different charges this time. 

Previously, Bubenchyk was charged with the intentional murder and the attempt on the lives of law enforcers, but Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko claimed that the case needs to be examined very carefully, and it may be even redefined, if necessary.

Earlier, Bubenchyk himself claimed to have shot two fighters of Berkut riot police during the violent street opposition in Kyiv in February 2014. Later, he called off his evidence.