A court in Kiev Saakashvili will be interrogated on the case about the events on the Maidan in 2014

© RIA Novosti / Stringreplace in fotobanka Saakashvili at session of the Supreme court of Ukraine. 29 Jan 2018A court in Kiev Saakashvili will be interrogated on the case about the events on the Maidan in 2014© RIA Novosti / Stringreplace the image Bank

Svyatoshinsky district court of Kiev on February 13 will interrogate the former President of Georgia and former Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili as a witness in the case about the events on the Maidan in 2014.

Earlier, the Italian channel 5 aired a documentary in which Italian journalists are interviewing some of Koba, Nergadze, Liens Kvaratskhelia and Alexander Revazishvili. According to these people, in 2014 as snipers was sent to Kiev, ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili. One of them argued that at the time of acute confrontations of their squad ordered to shoot on employees of «Berkut» and protesters, but the Georgia squad took the order as a provocation and did not fire.

«To change the order of interrogation of witnesses. To provide the opportunity to testify Saakashvili in the framework of the criminal proceedings,» — said Wednesday the presiding judge Sergey Dyachuk in the meeting. According to him, the questioning will be held on February 13.

However, the lawyer ex-the fighter of «Berkut» Paul Abroskin Alexander Gorodinskiy the TV channel «112 Ukraine» reported Wednesday that a petition questioning Saakashvili said the prosecution. However, Saakashvili himself took the initiative to give their testimony in court. The defense has not objected to such questioning.

«Mikheil Saakashvili’s statement that he wishes to appear in court and give evidence attached to the case materials. This testimony, with his words relate to the Italian video, which featured Georgian snipers which point to Mikhail Saakashvili as a person who is involved in these events,» said Gorodinsky.

The main Kiev square — Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence square) — was occupied by supporters of European integration November 21, 2013, immediately after the statement of the government Mykola Azarov to suspend the signing of the Association agreement with the EU. Later Maidan became the epicenter of confrontation between security forces and radicals.

Responsible for the death of over 100 people for the new Ukrainian authorities laid on his political opponent, ex — President Viktor Yanukovych and interior Ministry special forces «Berkut». Yanukovych and «Berkut» have denied involvement in the killings. After the coup, the special division «Berkut» was disbanded.