The Shevchenkovsky district court of Kiev on Thursday will continue the proceedings Against the former head of the state administration of Kiev Alexander Popov on the dispersal of the active participants of "euromaidan" in November 2013.
on the night of 30 November 2013, the police dispersed a rally in Central Kiev in support of Ukraine's European integration. The Ukrainian authorities have realized that the police used force disproportionately. Against the leadership of Kiev, including Popov, was filed under the criminal code on abuse of power, but in February 2014 it was closed under the Amnesty. After the coup in Ukraine, the General Prosecutor's office again brought the case under the criminal code Against ex-officials, this time under the item " illegal interference with the conduct of meetings and rallies ".
By assumption of the investigation, in November 2013 Popov, "acting by prior conspiracy" former Deputy Secretary of Council of national security and defense Volodymyr Sivkovych and the chief of gumvd of Ukraine in Kiev Valery Koryak, gave the order to deliver on Maidan Nezalezhnosti utility equipment for the installation of the Christmas tree, and Koryak, using this fact, ordered the dispersal of the rally fighters of special purpose police " Berkut ", for the reason that damaged more than 80 people.
Popov not guilty. According to his statement, he had not committed iniquity. At the next meeting will continue the interrogation of the victims. The Prosecution, declaring the presence of witnesses willing to assure the involvement of the former head of Kiev to the events of November 30, until not submit them to the court. Total number of victims Against Popov extended several dozen civil lawsuits amounting to about 50 million UAH (about 2, 4 million dollars at current exchange rates).
The trial Popov started at the end of February. At the last 2 meetings were interrogated 7 victims. However, according to media reports, about 20 have received damage, the court will not have the ability to question due to the absence of the Prosecutor General's office of their addresses and phone numbers. Along with this senior Prosecutor Sergei Kapishin declares as if the prosecution witnesses are willing to certify to the court that Popov has to disperse the rally. The prosecution alleges that about it to speak still early, because ongoing research evidence.
The lawyer Popov Mykola Karnaukh believes that the victims during questioning in court testified Against Popov. According to the defender, no one questioned not directly subjected to the accusation confessed to any wrongdoing, and similarly that the arrival of utility vehicles on the night of November 30 on the Maidan interfere with or impede the action of the protesters.
at the same time, According to Karnauh, none of which received the damage is not said that they performed the action in the constitutional order, with reasonable notice to the Executive of the date, time, place, number of participants and duration of the action.
The crisis of political power erupted in Ukraine in November 2013, when the Cabinet announced a temporary halt of European integration of the country. Numerous protests, called " euromaidan ", were held throughout Ukraine. In January 2014, numerous actions resulted in clashes with armed radicals with law enforcement, in February, clashes became more intense. At the end of February, Ukraine has been a change of government, with signs of a coup. Parliament suspended from brand of the Board of the head of state Viktor Yanukovych, changed the Constitution and called elections for may 25. Moscow believes that the legality of decisions of the Verkhovna Rada doubt.