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 PGO established organizer of former Berkut commandos’ escape and hiding of their weapons

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine has identified the person who facilitated the escape of the majority of Berkut soldiers after the Revolution of Dignity and hiding of weapons issued to this Berkut detachment.

Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

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"The person who helped hiding the weapons taken from the Berkut Regiment is identified. This person also facilitated Berkut commandos' escape from Kyiv," Head of the Special Investigations Department of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine Serhii Horbatiuk said at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday.

He said this person was served notice of suspicion of committing a crime punished by the Article 396 (concealment of a crime) today.

Asked what this person's occupation was then, Horbatiuk said: "This person was not working in state bodies." He added that the discussion regarding pretrial restriction against the suspect was currently underway.

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Horbatiuk also pointed out that this person "organized those actions," but did not commit them personally.

The prosecutor reminded that 26 Berkut soldiers had been served notice of suspicion of involvement in murders of protesters on Instytutska Street in Kyiv Feb. 20, 2014. Five of them were arrested and tried, while more than 20 Berkut commandos escaped.
 
 
 
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