The Pechersky district court of Kiev arrested the former head of the security Service of Ukraine in Kyiv and Kyiv region Alexander Shchegolev on suspicion of belonging to the deprivation of life of active participants of " euromaidan ", said on the last working day of the week Last news lawyer of the aggrieved Paul Dikan.
"Today the Pechersk district court elected him (Shchegolev - ed.) a measure of restraint in the form of arrest," said Dikan.
The position of the head of the SBU in the period From 9 January 2013 to 22 February 2014 taken by Alexander Yakimenko. From April 2013 capital management the SBU headed Shchegolev. As reported before, the Ukrainian media, the Chief Prosecutor's office of Ukraine informed Yakimenko, his former Deputy Vladimir Totsky and Shchegoleva about what they suspected in the illegal Declaration of the anti-terrorist operation on 18 February 2014 during the protests of supporters of European integration. In March, the Pechersk court chose Shchegolev a measure of restraint in the form of hour house arrest. Not so long ago the Prosecutor's office said about the fact that he is suspected similarly, of belonging to the deprivation of life of active participants of " euromaidan ". Thursday, August 20, Shchegolev was captured.
General the Kiev square - the Maidan - 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.
After a violent seizure of power in Ukraine, 22 February 2014, the heads of law enforcement agencies of Ukraine, was appointed the new Kiev government, released the interim results of the investigation of the " sniper case ". Responsible for the death of over 100 people, the Military has laid on his political opponent, ex - President Viktor Yanukovych.