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Ukraine's riot police force disbanded

Ukraine's riot police force disbanded

PanARMENIAN.Net - Ukraine's riot police force, held responsible for the deaths of most of the 100 people killed in unrest and clashes in Kiev, has been disbanded, acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Wednesday, Feb 26, according to Reuters.

Snipers from the 'Berkut' force - whose name means golden eagle and signifies a predator capable of swooping quickly on to its prey - are blamed for the deaths of most of the protesters in a three-day spasm of violence last week.

"The Berkut no longer exists", Avakov wrote in a blog on Facebook. "I have signed an order ... for the liquidation of the Berkut special police units," he said.

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