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 "Titushky" and law enforcers coordinated their actions against Maidan protesters, - PGO

Law enforcement officers coordinated their actions with hired thugs also known as "titushky" on the Maidan during the Revolution of Dignity in 2013-2014.

Head of the Special Investigations Directorate of the Prosecutor General's Office Serhii Horbatiuk told a briefing, Censor.NET informs citing Ukraine 112 TV channel.

He noted that 'titushky''s actions were not sporadic but pursued a "joint plan."

"It was the joint coordinated plan," he said.

"The indictment against one person has been submitted to the court regarding the beating of [killed reporter] Veremii that preceded his murder, as well as against three persons who also were on [Velyka] Zhytomyrska Street on the night of [Feb.] 18., and the person who had received weapon from the Interior Ministry depot. 10 persons have been convicted or are being currently tried. Another 15 people are in the wanted list at the moment, but the investigation is underway since we have a court's decision concerning the events of Jan. 20-21, when convicted members of the "Oplot" group have beaten and kidnapped one of the Maidan activists. The verdict of guilty for two of them has already been brought in Kyiv, while another five people have been placed on the wanted list," he said.

Read more: Ex-Interior Minister Zakharchenko and his circle organized 'titushkas,' - PGO

According to Horbatiuk, 408 pieces of arms were directly given to 'titushky', with over 600 pieces of firearms handed over from the depots totally. The total loss amounts to 2 million hryvnia (more than $80,000).

Also, according to preliminary data, 1200 'titushky' were engaged. The largest number of them was deployed in the events of Feb. 18.

 
 
 
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