The Prosecutor's Office launched an investigation into Lutsenko beating

Criminal proceedings have commenced following the reports on use of force by Berkut riot police near Kiev Sviatoshynsky court and on injuring Yuri Lutsenko.

The investigation is opened under "abuse of power", said the Prosecutor's Office in Kiev.

“So far, Prosecutor's Office has no official statements about people being beaten by police officers, but the investigation has been launched under Part 2 of Art. 365 of the Criminal Code upon information available to the media," reads the statement.

On the same events, police investigators initiated criminal proceedings on hooliganism by protesters, unlawful interference with the operation of the court, as well as resistance to police officers.

Opposition leader Yuri Lutsenko was hurt trying to stop Avtomaidan activists who attacked the bus with Berkut officers and prison guards.

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