There has been established a joint investigative team comprising
staff of the General Prosecutor’s office, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and
the Security Service of Ukraine to enquire into the terrorist attack near the
Verkhovna Rada: "The activities of the investigators of the Security
Service, the Interior Ministry and the Prosecutor General's office should result
into immediate submission of materials to court and prosecution of everyone who
committed this crime - the organizers, instigators and perpetrators," said
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a Government meeting on
Wednesday, September 2.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed this day a farewell ceremony for
the three soldiers of the National Guard who had died as a result of the
terrorist act, anti-Ukrainian provocation by political forces near the
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine was taking place: "Three soldiers of the National
Guard of Ukraine – Ihor Debrin,
Dmitry Slasnikov and Olexander
Kostyna - were killed by anti-Ukrainian mobs and
Members of the Government honored
the memory of the victims with a minute of silence.
The Prime Minister once again drew attention of the law
enforcement agencies to the fact that the list of articles under which criminal
proceedings had been instituted envisages life imprisonment for the
perpetrators of this inhumane act: "I call on the entire law enforcement
system, the prosecuting authorities to take each measure and bring the
perpetrators to justice. These thugs should sit in jail".
Arseniy Yatsenyuk informed the previous day they with Minister
of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov had met with acting commander of the National Guard
of Ukraine Mykola Balan.
The Prime Minister noted that there is a directive of the
Government to pay compensation allowance to the bereaved families, "the
soldiers of the National Guard who have become victims in this
anti-Ukrainian, anti-state provocation, and the soldiers of the National Guard
who were protecting public order and opposing the bandits."