Ukrainian law enforcement authorities have detained two suspects in the shootings of Maidan protesters


According to Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, a preliminary report on the investigation of mass murders in the center of Kyiv will be published on 3 April 2014.

Law enforcement officers have detained the first suspects in the shooting of protesters in Kyiv on 18-20 February 2014, said Interior Minister Arsen Avakov today [30 March 2014].

“On Thursday, I believe, we will be able, together with the Prosecutor General and the Security Service of Ukraine, to present a preliminary report on the investigation of the mass murders. We will show and discuss information harmless to further investigation. Among other things, we will release information on the detained suspects from law enforcement bodies and organized criminal gangs,” Avakov wrote on his Facebook page.

According to Avakov, he also plans to discuss the completed parts of the investigation. “Of those conducted by the Ministry of the Interior,” he added.

As reported earlier, according to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, beginning from 18 February 2014, as the result of clashes in the center of Kyiv, 1,528 people were injured, 103 anti-government protesters died, and 166 are listed as missing.




Translated by Svitlana Gusak, edited by Robin Rohrback

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