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 Two MPs tried to prevent searches in the premises of Oplot organized crime group in Kharkiv. PHOTOS

A large-scale special operation of the Police Criminal Investigation Department in conjunction with the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine is being held in Kharkiv under the criminal case that has been opened with regard to the events that took place in January 2014 in Kyiv.

Censor.NET report citing the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The criminal proceeding has been opened with regard to the crimes indictable by the Article 115 (murder) and Article 365 (police excess) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the statement reads.

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мвд операция в харькове


As part of this special operation the police officers raided more than 20 locations. The officers of the Chernihiv patrol police special battalion participated in investigative activities.

мвд операция в харькове

The criminal case has been opened over commission of particularly serious crimes against Euromaidan participants. The members of the Oplot organized criminal group are suspected in commission of these crimes. They took part in illegal actions known as Antimaidan in the capacity of the so-called "titushki". The members of the organized crime group may as well be involved in separatist activities in the East of Ukraine.

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Leader of the Oplot Evgeny Zhylin is currently wanted.

мвд операция в харькове

The searches in Kharkiv were also conducted in facilities owned by the representatives of local authorities of Kharkiv region, in particular, in the "National" hotel.

мвд операция в харькове

Two Verkhovna Rada deputies tried to interfere during the proceedings. Arsen Avakov wrote in his comment on Facebook that they were Sviatash and Zviahylskyi.

The police insist on the inadmissibility of such an intervention and reserve the right to respond to unlawful attempts to influence the investigation according to the laws of Ukraine.

 
 
 
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