a Life sentence was threatened by the investigators, the soldiers of “Berkut”, demanding to slander colleagues from your special forces. This was told returned from captivity Ukrainian former fighter of “Berkut” Sergey Tantura.
According to him, they were kept in solitary confinement in the detention center of the SBU. Coming in to investigators and threatened with term up to life, tried to force them to slander their comrades. However, to give false testimony in this case Tantura refused.
Former fighter of “Berkut” stated that investigators also speculated theme of family and loved ones. They crushed that when life-time prisoners will never see them, RIA Novosti reported.
Chemtura also noted that the investigator had come without a lawyer, which is a material breach. He gave hints, what to say, so they can attract to the responsibility of other guys. For it promised to ease the conditions of stay in jail, even the direction of under house arrest.
In the Donbass on December 29, was the first in two years, the exchange of prisoners. Kiev gave the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics 124. Donetsk and Luhansk, gave the government of Ukraine 76 people. Among the prisoners transferred to Kiev, were five former fighters of special division “Berkut”.
Maidan Nezalezhnosti was occupied by supporters of European integration November 21, 2013. He later became the epicenter of confrontation between security forces and radicals. Responsible for the death of over 100 people for the new Ukrainian authorities laid on his political opponent of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych and interior Ministry special forces “Berkut”. Yanukovych and “Berkut” have denied involvement in the killings. After the coup, the special division “Berkut” was disbanded.