Investigators of “Maidan’s affairs” in department of the State Bureau of Investigation detained and reported suspicion to the ex-soldier of the Omega special forces.
The State Security Bureau carried out detention under the procedural leadership of the office of the Attorney General and with operational support of the Security Service of Ukraine.
A former officer of a separate special forces unit and the fight against terrorism of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine is suspected of:
excess of power and official powers, which was accompanied by the use of weapons, entailing grave consequences (part 3 of article 365 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine), and complete attempted murder .
premeditated murder committed in a manner dangerous to the lives of many persons, by prior conspiracy by a group of persons (items 5, 12, part 2 of article 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
According to the SBI report, the investigation established that on February 20, 2014, the suspected Omega fighter, acting jointly and in coordination with other representatives of law enforcement agencies, as a single combat unit, aimed at the destruction in the direction of a crowd of unarmed people on ul. Institute and Independence Square in Kyiv. As a result, a special forces soldier, according to the State Bureau of Investigations, killed one of the protesters, and wounded another.
On February 17, 2020, the former commando was detained and informed about the suspicion .Now the issue of choosing a preventive measure against him is being decided.
In the case of proof of guilt, the suspect faces imprisonment of 10 to 15 years or life imprisonment.
Recall, that a special investigative unit of the State Security Bureau to investigate, received 42 cases about Euromaidan Revolution violations in 2013-2014.