As reported by a correspondent for Censor.NET, lawyer Ihor Korzhuk confirmed that the PGO had cleared his client of homicide charges (article 115 of the Criminal Code). Bubenchyk is now charged with infringement on life of a law enforcement officer or a serviceman (article 348) and unlawful purchase and possession of firearms and ammunition (article 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
The lawyer also said that no trials have been scheduled so far.
Asked why the prosecutors cleared Bubenchyk of charges under articles 115 of the Criminal Code despite his alleged statements on the murder of law enforcers in February 2014, the lawyer said: "I know nothing about such statements, so I cannot comment on this."
"You should take a better look [at Bubenchyk’s statements]. I haven’t heard such statements. You should watch and listen more carefully ... He gave no explanations to anyone. He is free to go now. He is not detained. Everything is Okay," Korzhuk said clarifying that his client was still a suspect.
Bubenchyk noted that he had been served with no charge papers yet.
"They brought no charges against me. I have just talked to the prosecutor," he said adding that he does not go back on his words about his actions during the Revolution of Dignity.
On April 3, the law enforcers detained Maidan activist, People's Hero of Ukraine, ex-soldier of Dnipro-1 battalion Ivan Bubenchyk on charges of the murder of Berkut riot police officers on Kyiv’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti in February 2014.
On April 5, the PGO revoked motion on pretrial restriction against Bubenchyk.