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 PGO completes investigation into case of providing "titushky" with weapons of Interior Ministry

The Prosecutor General's Office has completed a pre-trial investigation in the case against the former police officers who were illegally providing weapons and ammunition for further employment against the participants of the Revolution of Dignity.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine.

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It is noted that the files in the case against three former employees of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Kyiv and one civilian, a so-called "titushka", has been submitted to the defense for examination.

"All of them are charged with committing crimes under Part 3 of the Article 365 (abuse of power by a law enforcement officer), Part 5 of the Article 27, Part 2 of the Article 262 (theft, misappropriation, extortion of firearms, ammunition, explosives or radioactive materials or their acquisition through a fraud or abuse of power) Part 2 of the Article 28, Part 1 of the Article 263 (illegal possession of firearms, ammunition or explosives) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine," the statement reads.

The pre-trial investigation found that the mentioned police officers executed clearly criminal orders of the former leadership of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine Feb. 20, 2014 through abuse of power. They have forged access to weapons and directly took part in illegal distribution of over 600 pieces of automatic firearms and more than 160,000 pieces of ammunition from the agency's arms depot among the so-called "titushky" for its subsecuent use against the participants of peaceful protests.

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With the help of these police officers, those "titushky", one of whom is currently in custody, have misappropriated the mentioned weapons and ammunition inflicting damage to the state in the amount of two million hryvnia, the agency added.

 
 
 
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