Ukraine de­tains riot po­lice over ‘mur­ders’


against demon­stra­tors.

“The po­lice of­fi­cers of this com­pany were trained for spe­cial op­er­a­tions in­clud­ing the killing of people. They were over­seen by the pres­i­den­tial ad­min­is­tra­tion,” In­ter­fax Ukraine news agency quoted Makhnit­sky as say­ing.

More than 100 people were killed, mostly by po­lice snipers, on the streets of Kiev in the run-up to the ouster of Vik­tor Yanukovich on Fe­bru­ary 2. The Berkut force has largely been con­sid­ered re­spon­si­ble.

Mem­bers of Berkut po­lice apol­o­gised for their use of force dur­ing the anti-govern­ment protests on Fe­bru­ary 24 [AP].

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