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Berkut riot police accused of killing Maidan demonstrators have fled Ukraine. Screen grab from video April 14, 2017.
Col. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry on the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] reported that 4 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded over night, Ukrainska Pravda reported.
According to Ukrainska Pravda, former Berkut riot police who have apparently fled to Russia could have in fact left Ukraine at any time as Ukrainian border guards did not have the right to detain them, Serhey Horbatiuk, head of the special investigation department of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office reported.
Vitaly Goncharenko and three of his former Berkut colleagues, Aleksandr Kostiuk, Vladislav Mastega, and Artyom Voylokov released a video on YouTube yesterday April 14, saying they were “performing their Constitutional duty” in 2013-2014 when they dispersed Maidan demonstrators and complained that they were being “persecuted”. They indicated that they were speaking from Russia.