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Ukraine's PGO to question former PM Yatsenyuk as witness on Euromaidan case

Ukraine's PGO to question former PM Yatsenyuk as witness on Euromaidan caseArseniy Yatsenyuk, the leader of the Front party and a former Ukrainian prime minister, appeared on Thursday at the Prosecutor General's Office for the second time to be questioned in the case concerning crimes against Euromaidan activists in January-February 2014.

Before entering the Prosecutor General's Office building on Thursday morning, Yatsenyuk told journalists that the investigation was seeking to determine the role of "each member of a criminal group led by the-then president" Viktor Yanukovych.

The investigation is also analyzing the role of law enforcement officials who "set Titushky [members of youth squads presumably hired by the then government as agents provocateurs] against peaceful protesters" and the foreign ministers of Poland, Germany, and France, "who repeatedly came to Yanukovych and held negotiations with him," and also "the role and place" of some parliamentarians.

The investigation is seeking to reconstruct "the full picture of everything that preceded the Maidan and to see how the dramatic events were unfolding from [February] 18 to 21," Yatsenyuk said. "The investigation will thus have the full picture, enabling them to pass these materials to a court and start legal proceedings in praesentia and in absentia," he said.

Asked by journalists what documents he was holding in his hands before entering the Prosecutor General's Office, Yatsenyuk replied that "this file is significantly smaller than the one I had during my previous communication with the prosecution officials."

It was reported earlier that Yatseniuk had voluntarily appeared at the Prosecutor General's Office for the first time on October 11 and said afterwards that "the case is being handled by a lot of investigators." The former prime minister mentioned their professionalism and said that "if such people investigate this case, not only will it be passed to courts, but it will also secure a guilty verdict against the former regime."
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