Two charged Berkut fighters continue serving in National Police, - PGO

Andrii Khandrykin and Volodymyr Riiako, former servicemen of Kharkiv Berkut riot police unit, still serve in the Kharkiv National Police department.

Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) told Hromadske, Censor.NET reports.

Khandrykin and Riiako, who are charged with crimes against Maidan activists, remain on duty.

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The case against Andrii Khandrykin has been transferred to the court. He is charged with torturing Maidan activists. He faces imprisonment of five to 10 years.

Khandrykin participated in an episode on Jan. 20, 2014 at Hrushevskoho Street, where two Maidan activists were undressed, beaten and bullied at Lobanovskyi Stadium entrance by Berkut riot police members.

The same case involves two more defendants, former servicemen of Kharkiv Berkut Vladyslav Masteha and Artem Voilokov. Both left for Russia on April 11 from the Kharkiv region. On April 14 they uploaded a video online showing them with two other charged Berkut fighters as saying that being in Ukraine is a threat for them.

The case against Volodymyr Riiako has been transferred to court as well. He was involved in beating of Hromadske journalists in the Kharkiv region. Out of three defendants in this case, Riiako is the only one who remains in Ukraine.

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Riiako faces from three to five years in prison for inflicting injuries and abuse of power. He has been put on personal recognizance and continues working in the Kharkiv police. He is a custodian of his younger underage brother.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n437012