Government of Ukraine anticipates the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine
along with the Prosecutor General’s
Office of Ukraine will provide
information on all proceedings for the investigation of crimes committed
against participants of the Maidan later this week. Prime Minister of Ukraine
Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated this at a meeting of
the Government on Wednesday, 18 February.
The Cabinet meeting began with
a minute of silence for the
victims killed during the dramatic
events in the Maidan,
on 18-21 February 2014.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk remembered
how on this day one year on, he and his colleagues and
thousands of Maidan participants had moved peacefully
from the Maidan
to the Parliament demanding "legal
vote on the return to the 2004 Constitution". This,
according to Arseniy Yatseniuk, could have allowed "to take from Yanukovych
and his gang those powers that they had stolen
through the Constitutional Court."
"Yanukovych along with his regime and titushky retaliated by the massacre, shooting, slaughter and murders.
Murders of people who came to fight for their country, for their future and their
families," he underlined.
"We did not quite realize then that we were not fighting
with Yanukovych. Yanukovych was just
a pawn in the war waged by Vladimir Putin,
the war against Ukraine and
Ukrainians. And all
the year, we all have been fighting for our country, fighting for our freedom and our
independence. And the enemy -
it is an authoritarian regime, led by Russia against Ukraine,"
Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.
Prime Minister has emphasized that the Government of Ukraine expects the Interior Ministry
with the Prosecutor General’s Office of
Ukraine will give comprehensive information on all proceedings to investigate crimes committed against the participants of the Maidan till the end of this week. "I know that there is a corresponding progress in these issues," he
"The criminals must be held
accountable. The whole state machine, including the courts, must obey
the law. Judicial reform, adopted by the Parliament, should help the courts to adjudicate on behalf of Ukraine, not on behalf of a bribe, to which they used over the last twenty years," Arseniy Yatsenyuk highlighted.