Category Archives: Maidan

Court permits SBI to investigate murders of protesters at Instytutska Street in 2014, arrests ex-commander of Berkut in absentia

Kyiv-based Pechersky District Court permitted investigators of the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) to conduct a pretrial investigation in absentia against the former commander of the Berkut special-purpose police regiment, who is suspected of committing the premeditated murders of protesters on Instytutska Street in the center of Kyiv on February 20, 2014, as well as in other particularly serious crime.

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Yanukovych’s interior minister wanted to use 50,000 policemen to disperse Maidan in Feb 2014 – general

According to the general, the said special operation was developed by ex-Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko and ex-SBU Chief Oleksandr Yakymenko. Ex-chief of Ukraine’s Foreign Intelligence Service, General Mykola Malomuzh has said the then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s interior minister wanted to use about 50,000 police officers to disperse Maidan protesters in February 2014. “Special forces were being prepared, about 50,000

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Kiva proposes to rename Bandera Avenue in the capital in honor of the murdered George Floyd

MP Ilya Kiva from the Opposition Platform Faction – For Life proposes to announce a week of mourning and rename Stepan Bandera Avenue in Kiev in honor of George Floyd, an African American killed by US police . And the deputy put forward a proposal to canonize Floyd, put him on the lists of Heavenly hundreds and pay his family $ 10 million. He

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Ukraine: Protesters gather in Kyiv, demanding Zelensky stop surrender to Russia (Photos)

23:59, 24 May 2020 KYIV – UNIAN 2020 About 500 people took part in the event. A rally dubbed “Ukraine will resist” was held in Kyiv on Sunday, May 24, as part of the No Surrender initiative; protesters demanded that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “stop the policy of surrender to Russia.” Participants in the event were holding national flags, however,

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Zelenskyy puts Ukraine’s Maidan Revolution on trial

UkraineAlert by Adrian Karatnycky For the first time since the last days of the Yanukovych era, Ukraine has taken a step towards tyranny. On April 10, masked operatives from Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigations swooped on the home of anti-corruption activist, civic leader, and former parliamentarian Tetyana Chornovol. She is being investigated by President Zelenskyy’s appointees on charges of murder

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What Does the Return of 2 Suspected Euromaidan Shooters to Kyiv Mean for Ukraine?

Editor’s Note: The following is an opinion-style article by Hromadske’s Nastya Stanko who has been following the Euromaidan case since the start. Oleksandr Marynchenko and Serhiy Tamtura, two former members of the Berkut special riot police force implicated in a February 20, 2014 shooting on Instytutska Street in Kyiv which claimed 58 lives, have returned to Kyiv following their exchange

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Relatives of the Heroes of Heavenly Hundreds are asked to be included in the list for the exchange of prisoners of Portnov instead of ex-Berkut

Relatives of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes are asked not to include ex-Berkutovites on the list for the exchange of prisoners, but instead to give the former deputy head of the Presidential Administration, Yanukovych Andrey Portnov. This was reported in GO Rodini Heavenly Hundreds. Families of Heroes expressed their indignation at the inaction of law enforcement agencies and the lack of reaction

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Release of suspected Maidan killers in prisoner exchange will help Russia destabilize Ukraine

The families of slain Maidan activists, as well as lawyers representing all Maidan victims, have issued an urgent appeal to President Volodymyr Zelensky following multiple reports that five men on trial for the killing of 39 activists have been included on the list of prisoners to be exchanged with the Russian-controlled Donbas militants. While there has been no official confirmation

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Ukrainian Parliament reboots State Bureau of Investigations, unblocks probe into Maidan massacre

Olena Makarenko On Thursday, 3 December, the Ukrainian Parliament passed key legislation to reform the State Bureau of Investigation (DBR). The institution was launched in 2018 to deal with the crimes committed by top officials, law enforcers, military officers, and judges. The MPs have supported the reboot of the institution. As a result, the current DBR chief and his deputies

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Sixth Anniversary of Maidan Crackdown That Ignited the Revolution of Dignity

In the early morning hours of November 30, 2013, Berkut officers used excessive force against pro-EU protesters, mostly university students, setting the stage for the revolution to follow November 30, 2019 marks the sixth anniversary of the violent crackdown on protesters who had camped out in Maidan Square. Just prior to the protest, then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych had broken

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