Contents tagged with Maidan

  • Saakashvili calls for new Maidan

    Former Georgian president and leader of the “Movement of New Forces” party Mikheil Saakashvili urged people to go out to a new Maidan in order to oust President Petro Poroshenko.

    Speaking to his supporters after they had freed him from an SBU minibus, Saakashvili tried to discredit Poroshenko by saying that he is in collusion with certain oligarchs.

    “I want to call on all citizens of Kyiv to go out into the streets, to meet on the Maidan today and to start the process of rescuing Ukraine from …

  • Media: Yanukovych's lawyer brought Molotov cocktails to the Pechersky Court in Kyiv

    Former President Viktor Yanukovych’s lawyer brought wooden bats, blocks, and glass bottles with fuses in the form of rags – the materials needed for gasoline bombs - to a session of the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv. It is still unknown if there was a combustible solution inside.

    As Channel 112 reported, lawyer Vitaly Serdyuk was trying to use these materials to prove that the protest on Maidan was not peaceful. "These are threats; this is material evidence, which the whole time have been …

  • Head of Special Investigation Prosecutors Office: Only one person is serving a sentenced for committing crimes during Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity

    Only one person is serving a real sentence for crimes committed during Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity, as stated by the head of the Department of Special Investigations of the Prosecutor General's Office, Serhiy Horbatyuk in an interview with Focus.

    More than three thousand crimes are being investigated, Horbatyuk said about the events of Maidan. There are 110 suspects on the wanted list.

    About 380 people were informed about allegations against them, 239 indictments were sent to court, 48 …

  • Russia refuses to extradite to Ukraine former commander of the Berkut special police suspected of killing Maidan protesters

    The Russian Federation refused the request of the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine to detain and extradite Serhiy Kusyuk, the former chief of the Kyiv regiment of the Berkut Special Police Force of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

    "Russia refused to extradite him," the head of the special investigations department of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine, Serhiy Horbatyuk, told Interfax-Ukraine news agency on Tuesday, October 7. Horbatyuk said the Russian Federation …

  • Kravchuk: On night of student beating at Maidan, Yanukovych and I sang karaoke after going hunting

    On 30 November 2013 when students were protesting at the Maidan, the first Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk, together with Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage went hunting, after which they had dinner and sang karaoke, said Kravchuk on the Batsman Live program on channel NewsOne.

    Kravchuk related how in 2013 at Yanukovych’s invitation, he used to go hunting with him and his entourage nearly every Saturday. “A lot of people. 20 people, sometimes 22. For the most part, these were people who …

  • Four of the Maidan dispersers from Berkut special force decided to seek refuge in Russia

    Four former members of the Kharkiv battalion of the “Berkut” special division crossed the border and moved into Russia, their lawyer Valentin Rybin told RIA Novosti.

    On April 13, they sat on a bus and went to Russia. “They crossed the Ukraine-Russia border without incident after completing the necessary border crossing measures and after the end of the pretrial investigation. Taking into consideration the pressure put on them by the Prosecutor General’s Office, and the fact that several …

  • Yanukovych said that he was playing tennis during the Maidan crackdown

    Former President Viktor Yanukovych said he did not give orders to crack down on Maidan in winter of 2013 and accused his entourage at the time of the intrigues against him. He had more to say during his interview with German weekly Der Spiegel, Deutsche Welle reports.

    At first, when answering the question about the events on the eve of November 30, when security forces beat students, Yanukovych answered with accusations against "radicals" who "provoked the police." However, he then said that …

  • Trump supporters accuse Obama of organizing Maidan

    Protests were held in several cities across the US, where participants expressed a number of accusations against the previous U.S. administration. The protests were timed to coincide with the anniversary of the revolution in Ukraine.

    Protesters meeting near UN headquarters promoted a version of events that claimed that former president Barack Obama and billionaire George Soros had a hand in the change of power in Ukraine.

    The activists emphasized that the same people are now trying to remove …

  • SBU: Russia is preparing provocations for the events commemorating the anniversary of Maidan

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) stated that Russia is preparing provocations involving violence at the events commemorating the anniversary of the shootings on Maidan.

    "Last year, Russian agents intensified their activity on the eve of commemoration of events of 2014. This time, calls for violence could be heard again from Russia," said the Chief of Staff of the SBU, Oleksandr Tkachuk, at a briefing on Wednesday, February 15.

    ''According to our data, around 18 events are scheduled for …

  • Members of Berkut Special Forces who were involved in Maidan killings are being protected by Russia

    In Kyiv, five employees of the Berkut special police force who are accused of shooting Euromaidan activists in 2014 are being tried. Despite this, Russia and the DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) have included them in the prisoner exchange list. The Russian Federation has also granted citizenship to another ten who are wanted in Ukraine. 

    Advisor to the head of the Security Service of Ukraine Yuriy Tandit confirmed that the DPR wants to exchange the accused Berkut special police members through …