Maidan cases: the proceeding against the former heads of special Police units of Cherkasy region has been referred to the court


The employees of the SBI have completed the pre-trial investigation against the former heads of special Рolice units of Cherkassy region, who were involved in the dispersal of the protesters during the Revolution of Dignity.

The indictment was sent to the court.

On February 20th, 2014, four former heads of the law enforcement units carried out the criminal order of the regional Police chief.

It was established, that they took part in the violent dispersal of protesters, who were near the "Cherkasy" memorial sign, which is in front of the entrance to the dam in the regional center.

At that time 10 people were injured and 5 vehicles were damaged.

According to this episode, the former heads of the Department of Public Safety, the Patrol Service Battalion, the Special Battalion of judicial Police "Griffon" and the Deputy Commander of the Berkut Special Police Company of the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Cherkasy Region are accused of illegally obstructing the organization, holding of meetings, rallies, marches and demonstrations, as well as of abuse of power or official powers by a law enforcement officer (Part 2 of Article 28, Article 340, Part 3 of Article 27, Part 2 of Article 28, Part 2 of Article 365 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

On March 4th, 2024, the proceeding against the former head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Cherkasy region has already been referred to the court.

The procedural guidance is provided by the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.