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Former Kyiv Police Officials Wanted Over Maidan Crackdown

Ukrainian prosecutors have added two former senior Kyiv police officials to a list of suspects wanted over a deadly crackdown on Euromaidan protesters in the capital in February 2014, before Viktor Yanukovych was ousted as president.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor-General's office said on March 31 that former acting Kyiv police chief Valeriy Mazan and his deputy, Petro Fedchuk, were suspected of organizing the dispersal of protesters on Kyiv's Independence Square on February 18-19, 2014.

It said that 13 people were killed and 130 injured on those dates as a result of the "unlawful" use of force.

The whereabouts of Mazan and Fedchuk are unknown.

More than 100 people, including 17 security officers, were killed during a crackdown on the pro-European protests between February 18 and 21, 2014.

Nine protesters died in the weeks that preceded the clashes.

Based on reporting by UNIAN and Interfax

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