Ukraine’s top prosecutor: court to hear case against those who ordered to gun down Maidan activists when Yanukovych treason trial completed

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko says that following completion of proceedings into Yanukovych’s high treason there will be another trial against those who gave the criminal order to fire upon the Maidan activists.

"From the first day on my post I felt that my main objective was to answer the question of who was to blame for the murder of the Heavenly Hundred. A lot has been done in this year and a half. 280 persons who executed criminal orders to use lethal force against the Maidan protesters stood trial," Lutsenko wrote on social media, Censor.NET reports.

"But the society reasonably wonders who has masterminded the deadly attacks on peaceful protesters. I"ll always remember the guys from the self-defense squads whom I brought body armor to on Feb. 18 but they refused to put them on saying that they had come on the Maidan to give up their lives for Ukraine.

"Extensive investigative work was undertaken during all this time for their sake. Today, following months of controversial actions of Yanukovych's defense, the Pechersk district court of Kyiv have granted permission to carry out a special (extra-judicial) pre-trial investigation against ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, ex-Chief of the Security Service of Ukraine Oleksandr Yakymenko, and ex-SBU First Deputy Chief Volodymyr Totskyi into murder of protesters on the Maidan.

"This means that following completion of proceedings into Yanukovych"s high treason Ukrainians will witness the new trial against those who gave the criminal order [to use lethal force] against the Maidan activists.

"Similar petitions of prosecutors regarding three other suspects in this criminal case - Zakharchenko, Ratushniak, and Fedchuk - will be considered in the near future," the prosecutor general said

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3049198