A State Guard Service officer was the first to fire into the air during the incident that occurred in Kniazhychi village and led to the death of five law enforcers in early December 2016.
The leaders of the operation in Kniazhychi village, the Kyiv region, which resulted in a skirmish between law enforcers leaving five people shot dead, may be additionally indicted for premeditated murder.
The National Police has completed an official investigation and is ready to initiate disciplinary proceedings against police officers responsible for the gunfight that took place in Kniazhychi village in Kyiv larger area.
Security Police Chief Serhii Budnyk dwelt on the progress in the probe of the Kniazhychi shootout which killed five law enforcers, including two State Guard Service officers.
One of the organizers of the robbery was a former officer of the Main Department for Organized Crime Control.
Commanders in charge of the special operation in Kniazhychi were in a restaurant during the shootout when several policemen were killed.
Prosecutor General Office has received the full video of a shooting between police officers in Kniazhychi.
The police have detained two more suspected members of the gang that was plotting a robbery in Kniazhychi, the Kyiv region, where five police servicemen were killed on Dec. 4.
A driver of security police crew that was involved in the deadly shooting in Kniazhychi, the Kyiv region, on Dec. 4, told reporters that the shooting started unexpectedly right after the detention of two men near the house where the security alarm went off.
The Shevchenko district court of Kyiv has arrested six members of the crime gang which planned a robbery in the village of Kniazhychi in the Kyiv region and whose apprehension left five police officers dead.
The National Police hopes to be able to finish the investigation into the tragic shooting in Kniazhychi, the Kyiv region, by the end of the week.
The decision was made by the leadership of the National Police on Monday, Dec. 5, in order to provide for full and comprehensive investigation of the Sunday tragedy in Kniazhychi, Brovary district of the Kyiv region, that left five servicemen of various police units killed.
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says the situation around the Kniazhychi incident is being examined by a commission led by Deputy Interior Minister Serhii Yarovyi, as well as by Acting Head of the National Police Vadym Troian.
The Interior Ministry says it cannot confirm information that a sixth police officer was killed in the Kniazhychi skirmish near Kyiv.
On Nov. 4, the National Police conducted a special operation in the village of Kniazhychi (the Kyiv region) against a criminal group engaged in robberies and covered by law enforcers.
Four of five killed police officers were shot in the marked car of the State Security Service during the fire exchange between different police squads in the Kyiv region.
The Kyiv region prosecutor's office launched criminal investigation under article 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine ("intended killing) into the homicide of police officers in Kniazhychi on Dec. 4.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) announced the names of the National Police officers who died in the shooting in the village of Kniazhychi (the Kyiv region).