The Pechersky district court of Kyiv has given permission for special (private) pre-trial investigation against ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, the former head of the SBU Alexander Yakimenko and former first Deputy SBU Vladimir Totsky in the case of offences which led to the murders of activists of the Maidan 18-20 February 2014.

This was reported by press Secretary of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Larisa Sargan on Wednesday on his page on the social network Facebook.

Also, according to her, against the three defendants in this criminal proceeding – the ex-Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Vitaliy Zakharchenko, former Deputy interior Minister Viktor Ratushniak and former Deputy chief – the chief of militia of public security of the MIA of Ukraine in Kiev Pyotr Fedchuk – like motions prosecutors will be considered in the near future.

“Let me remind you that we are talking about the events on Euromaidan on February 18-20, 2014 . All six defendants in criminal proceedings are wanted to shy away from a trial” – said L. garfish.

As reported, June 30, 2017, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko said that the Department of special investigations of the Prosecutor General informed about the new accusations for crimes committed in the period from 18 to 20 February 2014 against the protesters on Independence square in Central Kiev, a former high-ranking officials of the regime of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych.

According to him, was facing new and changed previous suspicions of crimes Viktor Yanukovych, Minister of internal Affairs Vitaly Zakharchenko, the Deputy Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Victor Ratushnyak, the head of the security Service of Ukraine Alexander Yakimenko, Deputy head of the SBU – the former head of the Antiterrorist center at SBU Vladimir Totsky, the Deputy chief – the chief of militia of public security of the MIA of Ukraine in Kiev Pyotr Fedchuk. They are suspected of illegally obstructing the organization and conduct of rallies and processions in the organization of exceeding the law enforcement authorities and their authority, premeditated murder of two and more persons, completed attempt at murder of two and more persons, the infliction of intentional serious bodily injury, as well as in the organization of the terrorist act.

On set offense actions of Yanukovych, Zakharchenko, V. Ratushnyak, A. Yakimenko, V. Totsky, P. Fedchuk qualified on the pre-trial investigation under part 3 of article 28, article 340, part 3 of article 28, part 3, article 27, part 3, article 365 of the criminal code of Ukraine (in edition of the law from 07.04.2011), part 3 of article 28, part 3. 27, PP. 1,5, 12, part 2 of article 115, part 3 of article 27, part 3 of article 28 of part 2 of article 15 PP. 1, 5, 12 of h. 2 articles 115 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (in the wording of the act of 05.11.2009), part 3 of article 28, part 3, article 27, part 2 of article 121 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (as amended by the act of 05.11.2009), part 3 of article 27, part 4 of article 28, part 3, article 258 of the Criminal code of Ukraine.