Ten Berkut officers accused of Maidan shootings receive Russian citizenship, - prosecutor's office

Russia has granted citizenship to former commander of Berkut special company Dmytro Sadovnyk and nine other fighters accused of killing 48 Maidan activists in Instytutska Street in Kyiv in February 2014.

Prosecutor Roman Psiuk said on Jan. 17 at the Sviatoshyn district court of Kyiv hearing in the Maidan killings case against former Berkut officers Pavlo Abroskin, Serhii Zinchenko, Oleksandr Marynchenko, Serhii Tamtura and Oleh Yanyshevskyi, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

Psiuk asked the jury to take into account and examine Russia's response to a request by the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine.

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"We've got answers from the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation signed by prosecutor general's deputies, according to which 10 persons whose names are listed in the indictment - Berkut special company fighters - have acquired citizenship of the Russian Federation and, according to our data, are hiding in the territory of Russia," the prosecutor said.

Psiuk said Russia granted citizenship to Sadovnyk in December 2014. Nine other Berkut officers obtained Russian citizenship in April 2014, September 2014, April 2015 and January 2015.

Two former Berkut fighters have been granted temporary asylum in Russia.

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