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Russia Grants Citizenship To Nine Former Soldiers Of Berkut Riot Police Charged With Murder Of 48 Activists Of

Russia Grants Citizenship To Nine Former Soldiers Of Berkut Riot Police Charged With Murder Of 48 Activists Of Euromaidan

Russia has granted citizenship to Dmytro Sadovnyk, former commander of a company of the Berkut riot police unit, and nine former soldiers of the Berkut unit charged with the murder of 48 activists of the Euromaidan on Instytutska Street in Kyiv in February 2014.

Prosecutor Roman Psiuk announced this during the trial of former soldiers of Berkut Pavlo Abroskin, Serhii Zinchenko, Oleksandr Marinchenko, Serhii Tamtura, and Oleh Yanishevskyi in the Kyiv Sviatoshynskyi District Court, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

Prosecutor Roman Psiuk requested the jury to take into consideration the answer of Russia to an inquiry from the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine.

"We have answers from the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation signed by deputies of the prosecutor general of the RF suggesting that ten persons whose names are in the bill of indictment - they are soldiers of the special company of Berkut - have received the citizenship of the Russian Federation and, according to information available to us, are fleeing from justice on the territory of Russia," he said.

According to Psiuk, Russia granted the citizenship to Sadovnyk in December 2014, and to the nine former soldiers of Berkut in April 2014, September 2014, and January 2015.

Russia granted two former solders of Berkut shelter as to refugees.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Kyiv Sviatoshynskyi District Court prolonged detention of Abroskin, Zinchenko, Tamtura, and Yanishevskyi till March 17, 2017.

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