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Four former members of the Berkut special police regiment have fled to Russia, according to a video published on April 14. The former troopers were accused of killing and torturing Euromaidan Revolution protesters in 2014, just before ex-President Viktor Yanukovych fled power.

The four ex-Berkut officers — Vitaly Honcharenko, Oleksandr Kostyuk, Vladislav Masteha, and Artem Voilokov —  recorded and published a video in which they reveal that they fled to Russia, because they “understood that it’s dangerous for them to stay in Ukraine.”

The former Berkut members had pleaded not guilty, claiming that they were carrying out their ‘”constitutional duty: during the 100-day EuroMaidan Revolution in 2013-2014 and complained about bias from the prosecution.

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Julian Wynnyckyj

They cannot be any accountability until there is judicial reform and the perception of the rule of law until then Ukraine wil remain in its historical Soviet judicial vortex.

This has become the bigger crime in this matter.

sad that no accountability is taking place. wake up Ukraine and punish those responsible at all levels.

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