Ukraine detains riot police over ‘murders’
“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].