KHERSON (QHA) -

Journalists IDed a police officer who was in charge of a police unit responsible for breaking up a protest at Chaplynka checkpoint.

According to Maxin Trebukhov, a photo correspondent with LB.ua, and Alexander Ratushnyak, a photo correspondent, the individual looked a lot like a Berkut police officer who threw grenades at protesters in Grushevsky Street on January 21, 2014.

It was reported earlier that Illya Kiva acknowledged being assisted by Nikolay Solomaha, a former commander of a disbanded Kherson-based Berkut riot police unit.

One can get a good look at the man in a report filmed by a filming crew of the ATR TV channel:

And here is a photo of a Berkut police officer who looks a lot like him:

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