Kiev has described Russia’s refusal to extradite 12 former soldiers of “Berkut”

Russia refused to extradite 12 former soldiers of “Berkut”, said the TV channel “112 Ukraine” the head of the Department of special investigations of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Serhiy Gorbatyuk. According to him, Moscow motivated its refusal by saying that all of them received Russian citizenship.

Mr. Yan explained that the only involvement in the events of February 20, 2014 in Kiev, are accused of 26 former soldiers of “Berkut”. Five of them are in custody and place of the hearing, said the representative of the Prosecutor General.

“Others wanted. We have sent, given the operational data that they can stay on the territory of Russia, has sent requests their extradition. Extradition of 21 was sent, but today, the answer came that 12 persons received the citizenship of the Russian Federation, two of them temporary residence,” – said Gorbatyuk.

Extradition of other former employees of “Berkut” response from Russia has yet been received, said the representative of the Prosecutor General.

We are talking about the so-called case of snipers in Kiev. February 20, 2014 on independence square and Institutskaya str., 20, were killed 49 participants of the Euromaidan. Kyiv authorities accused in the shooting of demonstrators, employees of “Berkut”.