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Council of Europe not satisfied with investigation of murders during Maidan

The International Advisory Panel of the Council of Europe, which issued a report in Kyiv, is confident that a number of reasons had a negative impact on the investigation. In particular, the lack of independence of law enforcement agencies, lack of coordination between the Security Service, the General Prosecutor's Office, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to 5 Kanal.

The escape of the leaders of former President Viktor Yanukovych's regime and the loss of a large number of documents also have not contributed to the investigation.

In addition, the experts noted the lack of interaction between the courts. The Kyiv Pechersk District Court's decision to release Dmitry Sadovnik, one of the main suspects – former head of the Berkut riot police, in their opinion, does not meet the requirements of the European Convention. According to the report, at least three activists of the Euromaidan killed on February 20 at the Instytutska Street, were shot from the windows of Hotel Ukrayina.

At the same time, examinations, the results of which are at the disposal of the International Advisory Group, deny the data that a large number of victims was shot not by law enforcement officers. The ballistic analysis shows that more than 30 people were killed from the direction of barricades, controlled by the Berkut special police.