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UPD: 14/12/2013 Pshonka reported that in the dispersal of EuroMaidan on November 30 290 fighters of the Golden Eagle
On the night of November 30, 290 fighters of the special unit of Berkut took part in the dispersal of EuroMaidan, Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka said.
"The investigators of the Prosecutor General's Office have restored the chronology of the events preceding this situation, the number and location of the Berkut and VV employees, and the movement of people on the Maidan have been clearly established," he said.
At the same time, journalists were shown a scheme for restoring events on EuroMaidan on November 30.
Commenting on the chronology of the events on the night of November 30, Pshonka noted that at that time there were about 500 people on the Maidan, of which 30-40 were unidentified people wearing masks.
According to Pshonka, at about 4 in the morning police officers warned people about the need to release Maidan to prepare him for the New Year holidays, but the protesters did not react, and the people who covered their faces with masks began to aggressively conduct towards the employees of the Golden Eagle who were from Kiev, Luhansk, Chernihiv and Crimea.
Later, the aggressive behavior of these people resulted in a clash with the police, in the direction of which flew bottles, stones, metal pipes, and it was then that the Berkut began to go more actively to citizens, the prosecutor general said.
"Here, in fact, it began that, in our opinion, the Berkut used more force than it needed ... We know that in so far as the force was not to be applied and would not give the result that we now have, - that it was that night that became the causative agent for citizens and led to numerous violations of public order (later), "said Pshonka.
UPD: 14/12/2013 Pshonka named the suspects in the power dispersal of Euromaidan on November 30
Employees of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine handed in a notice of suspicion of abuse of power in connection with the events that occurred on the night of November 30 on Independence Square to NSDC Deputy Secretary Vladimir Sitkovic, head of the KSCA Alexander Popov, then head of the Kiev police Valery Koryak and his deputy Peter Fedchuk.
This was stated by Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka at a briefing on Saturday in Kiev.
On the night of November 30, Deputy Head of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Vladimir Sivkovych, and the head of the Kyiv City State Administration, Alexander Popov, were in the office of the Chief of the Militia Department of Kiev Valeriy Kovsh, Victor Pshonka said.
"The first results of the investigation give us the right to say that on the night of 29 to 30 November, in the office of the chief of the main police department of Kiev, Valery Kovsh, there were deputy chairman of the National Security and Defense Council Vladimir Sivkovich and head of the Kyiv city state administration Alexander Popov," the prosecutor general said.
"It was they, according to the investigation, being in the office of the head of the militia, who inclined him to take a decision on the use of force," Pshonka said.
"In any case, their finding there at night causes a lot of questions," the prosecutor general added.
Pshonka also said that the suspects in excess of power on November 30 will be dismissed on Maidan. He also said that in the near future, officials suspected of exceeding power on November 30 - Vladimir Sivkovych, Alexander Popov, Valery Koryak and Petru Fedchuk - will be prevented in the form of house arrest.
"Vladimir Sivkovych and Alexander Popov have already been given suspicion of abuse of power and official authority," said Prosecutor General of Ukraine Victor Pshonka at a briefing on Saturday.
"Yesterday, I personally informed the head of state about this ... ... the president also agreed to submit an idea about the removal of these persons from their posts," said the Prosecutor General.
Pshonka stressed: "Today, both Valery Kryak and his deputy Pyotr Fedchuk are also notified of suspicion of abuse of power and official authority." "All four of these persons will be given a preventive measure, and a question will be raised about the use of house arrest against them," the prosecutor general said.
UPD: 14/12/2013 Yanukovych dismisses head of KSCA Popov and deputy secretary of NSDC Sivkovych
President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych ousted Alexander Popov from the post of head of KSCA and Vladimir Sivkovych from the post of deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.
The relevant decrees are posted on the official website of the head of state on Saturday.
The website also notes that both officials were suspended at the request of the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine due to suspicion of their involvement in violating the constitutional rights of citizens who were on Independence Square in Kiev on November 30,
"The President hopes that the Prosecutor General's Office objectively and comprehensively will investigate these events and offer the society specific legal measures to respond to the committed illegal actions," the presidential press service said.
"The head of state also suggests that law enforcement bodies conduct an investigation openly and transparently and put an end to this issue." The President points out that there should not be exceptions for any officials in matters of responsibility for committing illegal actions, "the report says.
Recall, General Prosecutor Viktor Pshonka said that the Deputy Head of the National Security and Defense Council Vladimir Sivkovich and head of the KSCA Alexander Popov directly exerted pressure on the leadership of the Kiev police to use force on Independence Square on the night of November 30. "Pressure was imposed on them by Popov and Sivkovych, all of which were interrogated, they were subjected to other procedural actions and today they are notified of suspicion," the prosecutor general said at a briefing on Saturday in Kiev.
He also said that in the near future, officials suspected of exceeding power on November 30 - Vladimir Sivkovych, Alexander Popov, Valery Koryak and Petru Fedchuk - will be prevented in the form of house arrest.
UPD: 14/12/2013 Three high-ranking officials will answer for the dispersal of EuroMaidan - the head of the Ministry of Justice
Minister of Justice Yelena Lukash said that three high-ranking officials will soon be accused of committing crimes related to the dispersal of a peaceful rally on Maydan Nezalezhnosti on November 30.
She reported this on the air of Shuster LIVE.
"In the near future, three officials will receive the relevant procedural documents and the corresponding procedural status, will be charged with committing this crime," Lukash said, without specifying either the names or the positions of these individuals.
She also believes that law enforcers should investigate calls for overthrowing the constitutional order in Ukraine. Earlier, the Minister of Justice, Elena Lukash, called on the opposition not to aggravate the situation with rumors of impending provocations. It's very difficult when you hear about the attack all the time, "Lukash said on the Inter TV channel on Friday night.