“We should always remember the price paid for an opportunity to build our state. These crimes must be punished,” the head of state emphasized.
The president expressed gratitude to the families of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred for cooperation in the investigation into crimes against the activists of the Revolution of Dignity. Poroshenko noted that investigative institutions had certain flaws, but substantial progress had been achieved in recent months.
According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, 18 verdicts against 26 persons have already been issued, 84 cases are now being considered by the court, 11 cases have been submitted to the court and they will be considered in February. Some 63 proceedings are at the phase of pre-trial investigation. Some 16 individuals are held in custody, among them six Berkut officials and five so called “titushky.”