Sviatoshyn district court of Kyiv finished studying ballistics analysis carried out within the case of five former Berkut riot police officers accused of shooting 48 Maidan activists dead. According to the Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) representative, the examination of the bullets and their fragments recovered from the bodies of the killed and wounded participants of the protests on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti confirm the involvement of the accused Berkut officers in the crime.
"The latest examination established the particular assault rifles in service with the special operations detachment (Kyiv's Berkut special operations company - Ed.) which the protesters were killed and wounded with. The examination established the facts of murders committed with particular assault rifles issued to particular officers," PGO member Oleksii Donskoi told reporters during a recess.
After the recess, the court will continue examining the evidence of the prosecution in the case of former Berkut officers Pavlo Abroskin, Serhii Zinchenko, Oleksandr Marinchenko, Serhii Tamtura, and Oleh Yanyshevskyi.
Earlier, the cases against five former Berkut fighters - Pavlo Abroskin and Serhii Zinchenko, suspected of execution of Maidan activists, as well as Berkut Regiment Deputy Commander Oleh Yanyshevskyi and his two subordinates - were referred to the court Jan. 26. Their trial is still underway.