Some ex-fighters of special forces " Berkut ", suspected of belonging to the crimes on Maidan are hiding from the investigation in Poland, Belarus, Russia, DND and LNR, said the head of Department of protection of national statehood of the security service of Ukraine Anatoly Dublin referring to the information of the Prosecutor General of the country.
Shortly After the coup in Ukraine, at the end of February 2014, the riot police "Berkut" was disbanded. Many soldiers of "Berkut" was charged with abuse of power in the process of protests in Kiev. According to the state office of public Prosecutor, they are responsible for the overwhelming number of deaths of people on Maidan.
"Only 22 of them (ex-soldiers of "Berkut" - ed.), wanted 18, the rest are under arrest. Two are within Poland, one in Belarus and five in the Crimea, seven are in the so-called DPR and LPR, while others are in territory of the Russian Federation ", - said Public on Thursday at a press conference.
according to his statement, the Interpol refused to declare Them in the international wanted list, citing political persecution from Ukraine.
The main Kiev square - Maidan Nezalezhnosti was occupied by supporters of European integration November 21, 2013, immediately After the statement of the government Mykola Azarov about temporary suspension of the signing of the Treaty on the Union with the EU. Later Maidan became the epicenter of confrontation between security forces and radicals. The clashes, during which the opposing political force many times had used firearms and " Molotov cocktails ", were dozens of casualties.
After a violent seizure of power in Ukraine on February 22, 2014 the law enforcement leaders of Ukraine, appointed new Kyiv authorities, published interim results of the investigation of the " sniper case ". Responsible for the death of over 100 people, the Military put on his political opponent - former President Viktor Yanukovych. Then it was stated that almost 20 fighters of special forces "Berkut" suspected in the shooting at Instytutska street.
Yanukovych and Employees of "Berkut" deny the attachment to killing. Before that, they stated that he did not give the order to fire on peaceful protesters and even gave orders to put all police units from Kiev.