Prisoner swap lifts veil on Russia's hybrid war against Ukraine – media Moscow's insistence on the release of the alleged Maidan shooters, who have no formal relationship to Russia or to the Russian-occupied Donbas, has now confirmed that the Kremlin regards these operatives as its own agents or proxies.
10:20, 10 January 2020
Lutkovskaya on Donbas prisoner swap: Russia refused to swap Ukrainian military without return of ex-Berkut troops About 300 Ukrainians are still illegally held in captivity in the temporarily occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the official says.
20:46, 04 January 2020
Demand to swap suspects in Maidan killings shows Russia's direct involvement – UWC The organization has once again called on the international community to declare Russia an aggressor state, and maintain pressure and sanctions to prevent further hostage-taking and ensure effective implementation of the Normandy summit resolutions.
15:50, 30 December 2019
"Difficult political decision" – Zelensky on latest prisoner swap in Donbas The president says it is his duty to secure the return of the living heroes.
14:40, 30 December 2019
Zelensky: If I had 100 Berkut police troops, I would swap them all for just one intel operative The president commented on the controversy around the inclusion in the swap lists of ex-Berkut riot police troops who had been on trial in the Maidan deadly shooting case.
10:40, 30 December 2019
Zelensky seeks meeting with students beaten by riot police Nov 30, 2013 The incident marked the start of the Maidan uprising.
15:40, 01 December 2019
Maidan shootings: Lutsenko, Klitschko, Pashinskiy to testify as witnesses Among those who are yet to be questioned are Andriy Parubiy, Andriy Portnov, and Olena Lukash.
21:10, 20 August 2019
Ex-riot police operative suspected of murdering Maidan protesters allegedly killed in Syria The man had reportedly been deployed there as part of the Wagner private military company.
09:00, 21 February 2019
Russia gives suspected Euromaidan killers asylum, imprisons Maidan activists <p>Ten of the 23 ex-Berkut riot police officers suspected of gunning down protesters in the last days of the Revolution of Dignity in Kyiv have received Russian citizenship, while a further two men have been given ’refugee’ status, according to Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group.</p>
10:40, 23 August 2017
SBU bust gang of police operatives, former Berkut, who robbed Zaporizhia locals (Photo) <p>The officers of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine together with the prosecutor's office have detained six members of an organized criminal group, including current and former police officers, suspected in a series robberies, the SBU's press service reported.</p>
12:20, 09 June 2017
Donbas hostage swap: militants demand release of ex-Berkut troops, terrorists, murderers – Gerashchenko <p>Pro-Russian militants include in their requirements for the exchange of Ukrainian hostages the demand for the release of former [Yanukovych era police task force] Berkut officers, terrorists and murderers, Ukraine's humanitarian envoy in the Trilateral Contact Group for the peaceful settlement in Donbas, First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko said during her Parliament address, according to an UNIAN correspondent.</p>
16:20, 25 May 2017