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 Court extends custody of ex-Berkut soldier Yanyshevskii suspected of massacre of Euromaidan activists

The Pechersk district court in Kyiv has extended the pre-trial custody of former Deputy Commander of Kyiv Berkut riot police regiment Oleh Yanyshevskii until Feb. 6, 2016. The former law enforcer is charged of shooting down 39 Euromaidan activists.

His lawyer Oleksandr Horoshynskyi told Ukrainski Novyny, Censor.NET reports.

"The court granted the appeal of the Prosecutor General's Office to extend the pre-trial custody for another two months, until Feb. 6," he said.

According to him, the hearing to extend the pre-trial restriction was held Dec. 7.

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