Investigators from the National Bureau of Investigation have raised suspicions that they prevented a former police officer from the Special Forces Regiment of the Special Police Regiment Berkut, reporting to the main directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine from Kiev, hamper peaceful protests.
This was reported by the press service of the Attorney General’s Office.
According to the investigation, on November 30, 2013, a former law enforcement officer, in addition to his official powers, placed in administrative detention a participant in a peaceful meeting on Independence Square. During the investigation, the police from Berkut resorted to violent actions against the victim, which illegally disrupted the meeting. Subsequently, he compiled a report on the detention, in which he deliberately provided false information.
Suspect accused of unlawful obstruction of meetings and rallies, abuse of power or official authority by law enforcement officer, accompanied by violence and false officials (Article 340, Part 2 of article 365, part 1 of article 366 of the Criminal Code).
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As indicated, on November 21, 2013, the Ukrainians marched on the Maidan to defend the European integration of Ukraine. On the night of November 30, the security forces brutally dispersed the demonstrators, including many students. Already on December 1, the largest rally since Euromaidan took place in Kiev.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru