Crimean Prosecutor General Natalia Poklonskaya announced that the Euromaidan leaders, who organized an attack on "Berkut" soldiers in winter 2014, have been identified, gazeta.ru reported.
"Berkut" was a special police unit within the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, which existed from 1992 to 2014. Since late March 2014, its Crimean unit has become part of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs keeping its old name.
"We identified accomplices as well as organizers — those who gave the unlawful orders to resist and carry out physical attacks on "Berkut" employees, resulting in serious injuries," she said.
Alexander Kostenko’s confessions became the ground for the legal action against Krasnov. Kostenko was sentenced to four years in prison for intentionally inflicting bodily harm as well as illegal purchase and possession of firearms. Investigators believe that Kostenko and Krasnov were accomplices, the newspaper reported.