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 "There is no reason to talk about Russian trace in execution of Heavenly Hundred," - Prosecutor General

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin declares that he has no confirmation of the information submitted by former Head of the SBU Valentyn Nalyvaichenko on Russia’s involvement in the execution of Heavenly Hundred on the Maidan.

He stated this in an interview with Fakty newspaper, Censor.NET reports.

"If you remember, former SBU Chairman Valentyn Nalyvaichenko stated at the time that a Russian official was allegedly in Kyiv in winter of 2014 and was giving the orders to law enforcers to fire at the protesters. I asked Nalyvaichenko to submit at least some documents proving it. We still do not have them. Thus, I do not currently have information that there is Russian trace in the execution of Heavenly Hundred. It is impossible to make such a conclusion with due consideration of the available materials. Not because we cannot or do not want to prove it - we just have no grounds to talk about it today," the Prosecutor General said.

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The Prosecutor General commented on the searches in premises of the former MPs from the Svoboda party. He said that they were not considered suspects in the killing of the Euromaidan activists. "Former parliamentarians are witnesses. They lived in the Ukraina hotel with windows facing the Maidan," Shokin said.

"The investigator has chosen this tactics: to search the witnesses' premises first and then interrogate them. This is the tactics of the investigator but not the one of the Prosecutor General. He knows his job better than I do. He is, figuratively saying, living in it, sleeping with it. Only the investigator may choose the only correct way to study the case file," he added.

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