Contents tagged with Maidan

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General: around 160 people were involved in Maidan shootings

    The Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, announced that more than 160 people have been indicted in the case of the Maidan [ Ukraine’s revolution of Dignity] executions in February 2014, 150 of them are already in the dock. 

    According to him, the pre-trial investigation of this case has been completed. "In addition to the 150 law enforcers, now tried for violence in the Maidan, another half dozen will be added and tried in absentia, headed by Yanukovych and the leaders of the security …

  • Sweden urges Ukraine to accelerate reforms

    Foreign Minister of Sweden Margot Wallström used her microblog in Twitter to urge Ukraine to speed up the reform process. “Five years ago, today, the Maidan protests started in Kyiv. Further accelerated reforms would be the best way to honor those who died in pursuit of a better Ukraine. Sweden will continue to defend Ukraine’s territorial integrity and actively support further reforms,” wrote Wallström.

    The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are looking forward to the Verkhovna …

  • Ukraine’s Prosecutor General announces his resignation

    The Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, has submitted his resignation to the President Petro Poroshenko, the spokesperson of the Prosecutor General Larysa Sarhan, told Ukrainski Novyny (Ukrainian News) news agency.

    “Yes, he submitted the resignation,” she said, noting that the document was sent on Wednesday, November 7.

    On the eve of November 6, Lutsenko announced that he is retiring. He explained that he made this decision due to a “propaganda campaign” that began after the death …

  • Judge who presides over Maidan cases attacked in Kyiv

    In the evening of September 14, Svyatoshynsky District Court judge Sergey Dyachuk, who presides over the cases of murders at Maidan (Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity) from February 18 to 20, 2014, was attacked in Kyiv.

    The police was not able to detain the attacker. The judge was taken to a hospital in Kyiv.

    The judge was attacked near his house. According to the judge, “the attempt is connected with his professional activities. This is evidenced by threats of reprisal and statements that …

  • Former Lithuanian ambassador: bloodshed during Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity was Putin’s plan

    In an interview with, former Lithuanian ambassador to Ukraine Petras Vaitiekunas  said that he believes that the killing of activists during the Euromaidan Revolution in February 2014 was part of Vladimir Putin’s plan.

    “The Maidan shooting was essentially the start of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, and part of the plan to seize Crimea… I am certain that the blood at the Maidan was President Putin’s plan. Removing President Yanukovych was a necessary but insufficient condition for …

  • Ukrainian President to be questioned in Yanukovych’s case

    The Obolonsky Court of Kyiv will question the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, as a witness in the state treason case against the fugitive former President, Viktor Yanukovych, on February 21st, as reported by prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko to UNN news outlet.

    Kravchenko said that, "The questioning is planned for February 21st."

    Kravchenko added that on the same day, the questioning of Volodymyr Yelchenko, Ukraine’s ambassador to the UN, is also scheduled.

    Previously, Poroshenko stated …

  • Former head of Ukrainian Armed Forces says Ukrainian authorities asked him to use the army against protesters on the Maidan in 2014

    Former Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Volodymyr Zamana testified as a witness in the high treason case against ex-President Viktor Yanukovych before the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv, Ukrainska Pravda reports. During questioning, Zamana said that in February 2014, the Defense Ministry, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Prosecutor General's office   tried to convince him to send the army to suppress the protesters on the Maidan.

    "During that week, attempts …

  • Russia refuses to extradite to Ukraine former Berkut police member accused of killing Maidan protesters

    The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine received an official refusal from Russia to extradite the former deputy commander of the Berkut company, Dmytro Sadovnik, who was involved in crimes committed during the Euromaidan (Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity), as stated by the head of the special investigative department of the Prosecutor General's Office, Serhiy Horbatyuk, in a commentary to Krym.Realii.

    "The Russian Federation has responded that he is a citizen [of Russia], he was granted …

  • 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 …