Former Berkut commander: ‘I cannot confirm or deny that Russian spetsnaz killed protesters’



2014/09/24 • News

Former commander of a special regiment of Berkut, major Dmytro Sadovnyk, who is currently under trial on suspicion of involvement in the mass murder of protesters on Maidan in Kyiv, claims he had not given the order to shoot at people, and that his special forces allegedly had nothing to do with it. He stated this in an interview to

According to him, there were other people in black uniforms in Maidan who had shot at the protesters. Sadovnyk doesn’t know who they were.

“I cannot confirm or deny that they were special services from Russia. I will tell you this: I spent a day on a concrete barricade, which was being systematically attacked from several directions. I told the investigation about this. I tried to point it out. However, as a result, they took down the trees and lampposts and billboards, which the bullets had grazed. Besides, I told the investigation there had been other people there: also in black uniforms, but from other departments, but I still have no idea whether they have been questioned,” said he.

We remind you that Sadovnyk has been released under house arrest with an allowance to leave his home during daytime. The lawyers of the Heaven’s Hundred claim they have irrefutable evidence of Dmytro Sadovnyk’s involvement in the mass shootings.

Translated by: Mariya Shcherbinina
Edited by: Mat Babiak
Source: Espreso.TV

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  • Evelyn Myketa Livingston

    Shameful barbarian… he even looks like he came from the shallow end of the gene pool !

  • Milton Devonair

    “I cannot state or deny that they were special services from Russia.”

  • LorCanada

    I hope there is sufficient evidence to zap the criminals whoever they are.

  • Brent

    Dmytro, we can neither confirm or deny that you should hang from the end of a rope. If you at least had the balls to come clean about your involvement instead of trying to hide behind your lawyer’s skirt, then you may be allowed to have your family visit you in prison.

  • Paul P. Valtos

    In 1945 Russian soldiers raped as many women as they could but could you blame them. Was the anger at Western Europe of the fact that they had been lied to that Western Europe was not starving, living in hovels and had nothing but rags to wear. The Russian soldier’s family in most cases did not have indoor plumbing, no electricity except in the city and no sewage systems. They realized that their own government which they were fighting for had lied to them.I have an indelible picture in my mind of a Soviet officer carrying a toilet on the train station platform as he was leaving to return to the proletariat paradise called Russia.