KIEV, April 15 â€” RIA Novosti. Four former employees of the Kharkov special forces “Berkut” on Thursday, April 13, crossed the Ukrainian-Russian border and are now in Russia, told RIA Novosti the lawyer Valentin Rybin.
“They easily crossed the Ukrainian-Russian border after the measure of restraint against them and after preliminary investigation. Given the fact that they are under pressure from the General Prosecutor’s office, some officials allow themselves to speak in the style that not only “eagles”, but the judges, who dared them to release the plant, it’s dangerous here for them, so they decided to protect their location,” said Rybin.
He noted that ex-Berkut officers lawfully crossed the border with internal passports, so that is not escape. Now they are in Russia. According to Rybin, Russia left the former employees of special division “Berkut” Alexander Kostyuk, Vladislav Mastaga, Tom Felts and Vitaliy Goncharenko.