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 It was Yanukovych who ordered to shoot at Maidan activists - Prosecutor General

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The order to shoot at the Maidan activists was given by ex-president Viktor Yanukovych.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin in an interview to LB.ua.

Answering a question as to who gave the order to shoot at the activists, Shokin responded: "Yanukovych. Who wouldn't know?"

He believes that it didn't matter how such orders had been given, orally or in writing.

"If we accept as fact that there existed a criminal group headed by Viktor Yanukovych, it doesn't matter how these orders had been given, orally or in writing, how they had been communicated, and who was the performer," Shokin stressed.

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According to the Prosecutor General, the prosecution is currently investigating into Yanukovych's creation of the criminal group.

"The investigation should have, in my opinion, started with proving the existence of the criminal gang, then find internal communication within the group and its players. This, alas, did not happen. Today we are recovering what we can, and trying to put it all together. I hope we will succeed, and then all persons involved, from Yanukovych to the last "titushka," will be charged under article 255, with sentence from five to 12 years," he said.


 
 
 
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