National Police Deputy Chief, Head of the Main Investigation Department Oleksandr Vakulenko told a briefing, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.
"The National Police has completed an official investigation," he said.
Vakulenko noted that the National Police authorities intended to initiate disciplinary proceedings against responsible police officers on Friday, Jan. 13 or on Monday, Jan. 16.
Five police officers were shot dead in a fire exchange between members of different police squads in the village of Kniazhychi Dec. 4. Two of them were State Guard Service officers, two were police investigators, and one was a KORD special purpose unit serviceman.
Interior Ministry Adviser Anton Herashchenko wrote it was an accidental skirmish caused by a mistake that led to the deaths of five officers.
The tragedy in the village of Kniazhychi occurred during a special operation on apprehension of a dangerous group of criminals who committed robberies in the city of Kyiv and the Kyiv region. The three violators were later apprehended by police.
Acting National Police Head Vadym Troian claims the criminal gang acted under the cover of law enforcers.
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