The court convicted the head of Zaporizhzhya regional Council Victor Mezheyko in the organization in January 2014 on the square in front of the regional state administration building mass riots accompanied by violence, informs referring to the press service of the regional Prosecutor's office.
"The thirteenth of July the court found the head of Zaporizhzhya regional Council guilty and has appointed to it punishment in the form of 5 years with punishment serving with a trial period in 3 years and deprivation of the right to hold certain positions for a period of 3 years ", - informs the Ministry.
the Prosecutor recalled that in September 2014 in Kirovograd began the trial on the charge of the head of Zaporizhzhya regional Council and former Governor according to section " organization of mass riots on preliminary arrangement by group of persons ". The accusations that the ex-Governor of the Zaporozhye area has been closed in connection with his death. During the court debate, the head of a regional Council pleaded not guilty.
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. Against this background, at the end of February 2014 in Ukraine there was a coup, and leader Viktor Yanukovych was removed from power. Rallies "Euromaidan" was held in Kiev and several other Ukrainian cities, as well as among them in Zaporozhye.