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 Court puts former Interior Ministry official Seredynskyi, charged with coordinating Berkut activities during Maidan events, under night home arrest. PHOTOS+VIDEO

The Pecherskyi district court of Kyiv has put former top official of the Interior Ministry Anatolii Seredynskyi under night home arrest.

Censor.NET correspondent reported from the court on Wednesday night.

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The prosecutors were requesting a 60-day arrest in pretrial detention center for Seredynskyi.



Deputy head of the National Police Oleksandt Fatsevych visited the Pechersk court and offered to bail Seredynskyi out. He said he know Seredynskyi from the anti-terrorist operation against the Russian hybrid troops.



Court puts former Interior Ministry official Seredynskyi, charged with coordinating Berkut activities during Maidan events, under night home arrest 01

Court puts former Interior Ministry official Seredynskyi, charged with coordinating Berkut activities during Maidan events, under night home arrest 02

Court puts former Interior Ministry official Seredynskyi, charged with coordinating Berkut activities during Maidan events, under night home arrest 03

Court puts former Interior Ministry official Seredynskyi, charged with coordinating Berkut activities during Maidan events, under night home arrest 04
Photos and video by Oleh Bohachuk, Censor.NET

See more: Current heads of departments in National Guard and National Police coordinated Berkut fighters during Euromaidan attack, - Prosecutor Horbatiuk. INFOGRAPHICS

The prosecution says Seredynskyi coordinated activities of Berkut units during the Euromaidan attack on Feb. 18-19, 2014.

On Sept. 29, Head of the Special Investigations Department of PGO Serhii Horbatiuk said the Special Investigations Department of the Prosecutor General's Office had indicted three former top officials from the Interior Ministry of Ukraine, two of whom currently hold top posts in the National Police of Ukraine. He said that involvement of the following people in crimes against Maidan protesters has been established: current head of public security department of the National Guard Volodymyr Hryniak, head of preventive activities department of the National Police Ihor Babych, and his deputy Anatolii Seredynskyi. Horbatiuk said PGO has testimony by some commanders who confirmed that their activities during the Maidan attack were coordinated by Seredynskyi by phone.

The prosecutor believes that Hryniak, Seredynskyi, and Babych coordinated law enforcers during the Maidan attack on Feb. 18-19. Hryniak was appointed commander of the joint unit of the Interior Ministry during the Revolution of Dignity.

Horbatiuk said that the leadership of the Interior Ministry is currently sabotaging the work of PGO and does not help bringing its employees to justice in Euromaidan-related cases.
 
 
 
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