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 Nalyvaichenko to Shokin: “Files on Russian involvement in massacre on Maidan were submitted to Presidential Administration and PGO”

Former SBU Chairman Valentyn Nalyvaichenko denies claims by Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin that there is allegedly no evidence of the Russian security services involvement in execution of the Maidan activists in the case file.

Nalyvaichenko said at a press conference in Kyiv, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

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"These materials are on Bankova Street (Presidential Administration). I personally reported to the president. These files have officially been submitted to the Prosecutor General's Office with my signature, with the names and information concerning time and location where Surkov (Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation - Ed.) was ran those operations from. If this is not enough, if these addresses are not suffice, the third location is Dynamo stadium, where the Russian Vityaz (special operations force - Ed.) trained to kill Heavenly Hundred," Nalyvaichenko said.

At the same time the ex-head of the Security Service of Ukraine assured the public that he "would not allow hushing this case up".

As reported, Shokin declared that he had no information on Russia's involvement in the execution of Heavenly Hundred on the Maidan in Kyiv in February 2014.

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"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," the Prosecutor General said.

According to Shokin, it is impossible to make such a conclusion with due consideration of the available materials.

Earlier, President Petro Poroshenko stated in his speech on the anniversary of the massacre on the Maidan that the SBU had its Alpha special forces operatives' testimony that Putin's Advisor Vladislav Surkov was organizing foreign sniper groups on the Maidan.

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Nalyvaichenko also said that Surkov lived in one of the SBU facilities together with former SBU Chairman Oleksandr Yakymenko during his visit to Ukraine. Surkov also visited the Presidential Administration then.

 
 
 
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