13:08 20.04.2015

Andriy Kliuyev no longer suspected of organizing Maidan murders – media reports

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Andriy Kliuyev no longer suspected of organizing Maidan murders – media reports

Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) no longer suspects former secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine and former head of the presidential administration Andriy Kliuyev of organizing mass murders in the center of Kyiv in January-February 2014, however he is still suspected of hindering protests in November 2013.

This is according to a letter issued by the PGO in response to a Tyzhden.ua online publication report which was posted on its website.

According to the report, on February 26, 2014, Kliuyev was told he was suspected of committing crimes under Part 3 of Article 365, Part 3 of Article 27, and paragraphs 1, 5 and 12 of Part 2 of Article 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Under Article 115, he was suspected of organizing mass murders committed by a group of persons in collusion. The severest punishment stipulated in the article is life imprisonment.

However, the PGO did not find proof that Kliuyev was involved in the shootings in Kyiv and suspicion was lifted from him on May 23, 2014.

"Due to the fact that during the pre-trial investigation no proof that Kliuyev was involved in committing mass murders of protesters in the center of Kyiv in January-February 2014, on May 23, 2014 the declaration on Kliuyev's suspicion was changed and he is suspected of committing crimes foreseen in Part 3 of Article 27 and Article 340 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine – the hindering of holding meetings and rallies held on November 30, 2013 on Maidan Square in Kyiv," the PGO said.

The pre-trial investigation against Kliuyev has been suspended and he has been put on the wanted list.

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