The sentence is an active participant of Euromaidan, former Ukrainian police officer Alexander Kostenko, the accused in the attack on the life of the employee of the Crimean "Berkut" in Kiev during the riots in February last year, will be announced fifteen may, said Fins news the Prosecutor of the Republic of Natalia Polonskaya.
The defendant is accused of causing injuries to the employee of the Crimean special forces "Berkut" Vitaly Polenkova in the process of mass riots in Kiev in February 2014. The twentieth of April, the Kyiv district court of Simferopol has begun to consider the merits. Relatively Kostenko were filed two criminal cases under item 115 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (Deliberate causing of a little harm to health) and article 222 of the RF criminal code (Illegal purchase, transfer, sale, storage, transportation or carrying of weapons, its main parts, ammunition). The case is in the Kiev district court of Simferopol judge Victor Mogilyansky.
"The judicial investigation was completed at the previous meeting. Today (14 may) passed judicial debates, discussions, said the side protection and the prosecution. Now the court has left in a consultative room, tomorrow (15 may) the verdict will be announced at eleven o'clock. The final verdict tomorrow we will listen, " said Poklonski.
However, she stressed that the Defendant appealed to the court with the last word, which is not admitted his Guilt.
"The guilt of the Defendant has not admitted not repented those deeds that were committed on the Maidan, did not realize their iniquity," - said Poklonski.
The prosecution was represented in court by himself, the Prosecutor of the Crimea Natalia Polonskaya. First she said that Kostenko involved in radical nationalist party " Freedom ", the defence the defendant denies this. According to the lawyer, Kostenko did not participate in mass clashes on the Maidan and was involved there as a volunteer only to provide medical care to all victims, including employees of the police Department.
The victim also confirmed that Kostenko is the activist of the Maidan, who threw the stone is a piece of paving stone in workers of " Berkut ", because well remembered features of his face. In addition, it also identified two co-workers Polienko, who were at that moment.
Kiev's main square Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence square) - was occupied by supporters of European integration on November 21, 2013, immediately after the announcement of the government of Mykola Azarov about temporary suspension of the signing of the Treaty on the Union with the EU. Later, the Maidan became the epicenter of the confrontation between the security forces and radicals. The clashes, during which opposing political force many times used firearms and " Molotov cocktails ", were dozens of casualties.