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Former Berkut commander: ‘I cannot confirm or deny that Russian spetsnaz killed protesters’

Former Berkut commander: ‘I cannot confirm or deny that Russian spetsnaz killed protesters’
Translated by: Mariya Shcherbinina
Edited by: Mat Babiak

Former commander of a special regiment of Berkut, major Dmytro Sadovnyk, who is currently under trial on suspicion of involvement in the mass murder of protesters on Maidan in Kyiv, claims he had not given the order to shoot at people, and that his special forces allegedly had nothing to do with it. He stated this in an interview to

According to him, there were other people in black uniforms in Maidan who had shot at the protesters. Sadovnyk doesn’t know who they were.

“I cannot confirm or deny that they were special services from Russia. I will tell you this: I spent a day on a concrete barricade, which was being systematically attacked from several directions. I told the investigation about this. I tried to point it out. However, as a result, they took down the trees and lampposts and billboards, which the bullets had grazed. Besides, I told the investigation there had been other people there: also in black uniforms, but from other departments, but I still have no idea whether they have been questioned,” said he.

We remind you that Sadovnyk has been released under house arrest with an allowance to leave his home during daytime. The lawyers of the Heaven’s Hundred claim they have irrefutable evidence of Dmytro Sadovnyk’s involvement in the mass shootings.

Translated by: Mariya Shcherbinina
Edited by: Mat Babiak
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