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UPD: 12/14/2013 Pshonka reported that 290 Berkut fighters took part in the dispersal of Euromaidan on November 30
On the night of November 30, 290 special forces fighters of the Golden Eagle took part in the dispersal of Euromaidan, Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka said.
"Investigators of the Prosecutor General’s Office restored the chronology of the events that preceded this situation, the number and location of the Berkut and VV staff, as well as the movement of people on the Maidan, were clearly established," he said.
At the same time, the journalists were shown a scheme for restoring events on the Euromaidan on November 30.
Commenting on the chronology of the events on the night of November 30, Pshonka noted that there were about 500 people on the Maidan at that time, of whom 30-40 were not installed masked people.
According to Pshonka, at about 4 am, police officers warned people about the need to release the Maidan to prepare it for the New Year holidays, but the protesters did not respond, and people who covered their faces with masks began to behave aggressively towards the Berkut employees who were from Kiev, Lugansk region, Chernihiv region and Crimea.
In the future, the aggressive behavior of these people resulted in a clash with the police, towards which bottles, stones, metal pipes flew, and it was then that Berkut began to go more actively to the citizens, the prosecutor general claims.
"Here, in fact, it began that, in our opinion, the Golden Eagle used more force than was necessary ... We know that to that extent, force should not have been used and would not have yielded the result that we now have, - that exactly that night became the causative agent for citizens and led to numerous violations of public order (later), ”Pshonka noted.
UPD: 12/14/2013 Pshonka called suspects in the violent dispersal of Euromaidan on November 30
Employees of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine handed in a notice of suspicion of excess of power in connection with the events that occurred on Independence Square on the night of November 30 to the deputy secretary of the NSDC Vladimir Sitvkovich, the head of the KSCA Alexander Popov, at that time the head of the Kiev police Valery Koryak and his deputy Peter Fedchuk.
This was announced by Attorney General Viktor Pshonka at a briefing on Saturday in Kiev.
On the night of November 30, Deputy Chief of the National Security and Defense Council Volodymyr Sivkovych and head of the Kyiv City State Administration Oleksandr Popov were in the office of the Head of the Main Police Directorate of Kiev Valery Kovsha, said Viktor Pshonka.
“The first results of the investigation give us the right to say that on the night of November 29-30, the deputy head of the National Security and Defense Council Vladimir Sivkovich and the head of the Kyiv city state administration Alexander Popov were in the office of the head of the Kiev police department Valery Kovsha,” the prosecutor general said.
“According to the investigators, it was they who, being in the office of the head of the police, inclined him to make a decision on the use of force,” Pshonka said.
"In any case, their presence there at night raises many questions," the prosecutor general added.
Also Pshonka declared that suspects in excess of the power on November 30 on the Maidan will be dismissed. He also said that in the near future, officials suspected of abusing power on November 30 - Vladimir Sivkovich, Alexander Popov, Valery Koryak and Peter Fedchuk - will be chosen as a preventive measure in the form of house arrest.
“Vladimir Sivkovich, Alexander Popov have already been handed over the suspicion of exceeding authority and official powers,” Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka said at a briefing on Saturday.
"Yesterday, I personally informed the head of state about this ...
Pshonka stressed: "Today, Valery Kryak and his deputy, Pyotr Fedchuk, have also been notified of the suspicion of exceeding their authority and official powers." "All these four persons will be elected a preventive measure. The question is raised about the use of house arrest against them," the Attorney General said.
UPD: 12/14/2013 Yanukovych removed from office the head of the KSCA Popov and deputy secretary of the NSDC Sivkovich
President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych dismissed Oleksandr Popov from his post as head of the KSCA and Vladimir Sivkovich 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 site also notes that both officials were suspended at the request of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine in connection with their suspicion of involvement in the violation of constitutional rights of citizens who were on Independence Square in Kiev on November 30, 2013.
“The President hopes that the Prosecutor General’s Office will objectively and comprehensively investigate these events and will offer the public specific legal responses to the unlawful actions,” the presidential press service notes.
"The head of state also suggests that law enforcement agencies conduct an open and transparent investigation and put an end to this matter. The president points out that no officials should have exceptions in matters of responsibility for committing unlawful actions," the report stresses.
Recall, the Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka said that the deputy head of the National Security and Defense Council Vladimir Sivkovich and the head of the KSCA Alexander Popov directly put pressure on the leadership of the Kiev police to use force on Independence Square on the night of November 30. "The pressure on them was from Popov and Sivkovich. This pressure is fixed. They are all interrogated. Other procedural actions were carried out with them 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 abusing power on November 30 - Vladimir Sivkovich, Alexander Popov, Valery Koryak and Peter Fedchuk - will be chosen as a preventive measure in the form of house arrest.
UPD: 12/14/2013 Three high-ranking officials will be responsible for the dispersal of Euromaidan - the head of the Ministry of Justice
Justice Minister Elena Lukash said that three high-ranking officials would soon be charged with committing crimes related to the dispersal of a peaceful rally on Maydan Nezalezhnosti on November 30.
She reported about it on air Schuster LIVE.
“In the near future, three officials will receive the relevant procedural documents and the corresponding procedural status, they will be accused of committing this crime,” Lukash said, without specifying either the names or the positions of these persons.
She also believes that law enforcement officers should investigate calls for the overthrow of the constitutional order in Ukraine. Earlier, Justice Minister Elena Lukash called on the opposition not to escalate the situation with rumors of provocations in the pipeline. “The situation is now being intensified. It is very hard when you hear about the attack all the time,” Lukas said on the TV channel “Inter” on Friday evening.