Ukraine detains riot police over sniper deaths

April 3, 2014 7:27 AM

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Ukraine detains riot police over sniper deaths

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Ukraine said Thursday that they have detained several members of an elite riot police unit on suspicion of shooting protesters during bloody anti-government clashes in February that left more than 100 dead.

The Prosecutor General's Office said those detained include the head of a company in the Berkut riot police who allegedly handed out weapons for use against demonstrators.

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