Contents tagged with Euromaidan
Former deputy head of Yanukovych administration returns to Ukraine
Andriy Portnov, the former deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential administration under Viktor Yanukovych, claims to have returned to Ukraine, Radio Liberty reports.
“Friends, for more than five years I have not been in my country. And today I want to give a strong signal to the thousands of people who have left Ukraine – it is time to return, to build and to restore. Hello, my dear Homeland!” Portnov wrote on Telegram, illustrating his message with a photo on the road with a minibus marked “ …
Media: Former Berkut officer suspected of Euromaidan shootings may have died in Syria
Ruslan Horbik, a former Berkut officer who is wanted for sniper killings during Euromaidan, may have been killed in Syria while working for the Private Military Company (PMC) Wagner. The Ukrainian authorities are currently investigating this possibility, Hromadske reports.
Horbik fled from Ukraine to Russia at the end of February 2014, and obtained Russian citizenship in 2015. His mother, Nadezhda, said that he first worked in Russia as a masseur, and later got a job in the police. In …
Only one person is serving a sentence for crimes committed against protesters during Maidan
Only one person is serving a sentence for the so-called "Maidan crimes", as reported by the Head of the department of special investigations of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine, Sergiy Gorbatyuk, Radio Liberty writes.
"At present, we have 50 convictions as the results of the investigations and criminal proceedings. Only two people received a real penalty, and one person is serving his sentence. Charges have been laid against 412 persons, indictments against 258 people are in the …
Der Spiegel: Is a New Revolution in Ukraine Inevitable?
Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in protest on the streets of Kiev two years ago. It is not likely to be the last revolution that takes place in former USSR territory. The privileged elite and the intrusion of foreign countries prepare the ground for such uprisings. Benjamin Bidder, a correspondent for Der Spiegel wrote about it in dedication to the anniversary of the beginning of Euromaidan.Bidder noted that mass protests on the eve of Ukrainian Maidan don’t only concern the Ukraine. …