Dozens of demonstrators on April 28 protested against police official Yury Goluban and his boss, National Police Deputy Chief Vyacheslav Abroskin, after evidence of Goluban’s links to Kremlin-backed separatists emerged earlier this month.
Several videos show a person who resembles Yury Goluban, the commander of a special forces unit at the National Police’s Donetsk Oblast branch, in the company of Kremlin-backed fighters. Goluban denies having fought for separatists.
Meanwhile, Abroskin allegedly tried to serve the Russian occupation authorities as a police official in Crimea in 2014 before moving to mainland Ukraine, according to Sevastopol-based media. However, he denies this.
According to an alleged Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) document published on March 12 by Anton Shevtsov, a former Vinnytsia Oblast police chief, Shevtsov has received intelligence information from Abroskin, who is mentioned in the document as an alleged liaison of Crimean separatist Sergei Aksyonov. Shevtsov says that the document is false and he never received such information about Abroskin.