Special investigator Horbatiuk says pretrial probe into Maidan killings not over
Chief of the Special Investigations Department of the General Prosecutor's Office (PGO) of Ukraine Serhiy Horbatiuk says a statement made by Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko that a pretrial investigation into killings on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv during the Revolution of Dignity is untrue.
"The investigation is not over," he said, according to the Ukrainian news outlet Hromadske.
According to him, it is a prosecutor who is conducting an investigation rather than the chief prosecutor who should decide on the end of the investigation.
Earlier, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said that the PGO had completed the pretrial investigation against those responsible for killings on the Maidan.
"We have completed the pretrial investigation against those responsible for the killings on the Maidan. We have all the evidence for transfer to the court, including forensic conclusions by independent experts that the teams of [the then president Viktor ] Yanukovych, SBU chief [Oleksandr] Yakymenko and Interior Minister [Vitaliy] Zakharchenko and their subordinates led to the shootings of civilians on Maidan," Lutsenko said.