Court of Appeal of Kyiv placed under house arrest titushky Yuri Krysin, who participated in the beating of a journalist Vyacheslav Veremiy.
Maria Tomak, journalist and coordinator of the Media Initiative for Human Rights, informed about this on her Facebook page.
“Three judges, Palenyk, Masenko, Prysyazhnyuk, released Yuri Krysin from custody, who is related to the murder of journalist Vyacheslav Veremiy during the events of Euromaidan. But in fact the personality of authority “Shkaf” is much more complex. He has been performing in titushky business for more than 10 years already in Kyiv. And he has not quit his business after the Euromaida”, - said Tomak.
According to her, Krysin will remain under house arrest with an electronic bracelet, controlled by the National Police of Ukraine.
“But we know the quality of these bracelets and such control. And what will we do if escapes?" – commented on the decision Tomak.
She recalled that, while being under travel restrictions for the murder of Veremiy, Krysin took part in two crimes. For first he is sentenced to 3 years of probation with a probationary period of one year and investigation of second crime is still going on.
“And after all that Krysin, who is both under travel restrictions and probationary period and suspected of committing another crime (using firearm in the crowd) court finds house arrest sufficient enough”, – said Tomak.
She recalled that during the search of his Krysin’s car private information about some citizens was found, the information that is available exclusively to officers of law enforcement agencies. According to the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine this fact means presence of corruption ties with Krysin.
“Witnesses of the raider attack on gas station “Narodna”, in which Krysin is charged of participation, received messages from unknown numbers with a clear meaning: “Soon you will be called for questioning to PGU, say that you have seen nothing”. Moreover, those witnesses asserted that Krysin was at the gas station and shot one of the employers, who is acknowledged as a victim. Krysin refused to tell names of his gang. According to PGU, crime has been committed by 30 people under the leadership of “Shkaf”, - said Tomak.
Thus, in her view, Krysin can flee while he is on house arrest or will continue to intimidate witnesses and commit new crimes.
As a reminder, journalist Vyacheslav Veremiy was killed in Kiev in the night of February 19, 2014. He and his colleague were going home after the work in a taxi. In the centre of Kyiv unknown armed people attacked the car, dragged driver and passengers from the car and started beating them with iron rods, then they shot at the journalist. Vyacheslav Veremiy died in a hospital from a gunshot wound.
Killers of the journalist are not determined nor punished.
Yuri Krysin, a former athlete and native of Donbass, is one of the suspects in the attack on journalist Vyacheslav Veremiy. On October 16, 2014 Yuri Krysin who is suspected in the beating got prosecuted for the article of “Hooliganism” and court dismissed him from detention. On August 16, Pechersky District Court of Kyiv chose preventive measure in a form of detention for a period of 60 days.
On October 12, 2015 Golosiyivskyi District Court of Kyiv arrested Krysin for two months for the shooting near the “Zhytomyr” metro, which took place on October 9. During the search of his BMW car grenades were found, which were determined as military after the examination. Nevertheless, Yuri Krysin is still at freedom.
On May 5 of this year, Yuri Krysin committed a raid attack on the gas station with an organized criminal group. Surveillance from the video camera shows that after beating one of the guards he shot him in the leg with traumatic weapon.
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