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The Maidan killings

Posted by Charles II on April 11, 2015

A great unresolved question is who killed the protesters in Kiev as part of the run-up to the coup against the elected President, Yanukovych. Via the Kyiv Post, film maker Evelina Nefertari has compiled the existing video into Altitude October Palace (in Ukrainian, alas).

The Kyiv Post states:

The videos show protesters being shot and killed on Instytutska Street by snipers behind police lines at 9:01 – 9:16 , and 9:20 – 10:38. The timeline also incorporates an ntercepted [sic] radio communication between snipers of the Security Service of Ukraine’s Alfa special unit unit starting on the 11th minute.

I really can’t see that, partly because I don’t know the geography or the players. And the story that the snipers were pro-Yanukovych makes very little sense to me; nor would the overthrow of a government be legitimate even if the snipers were pro-government; otherwise the U.S. government should have been overthrown after Kent State. But this is a start for understanding how the protests went down and perhaps finding the perpetrators.


3 Responses to “The Maidan killings”

  1. jo6pacjo6pac said

    I do believe this is how it played out. Then again what do I know?

    Go to place in story about the Dr. on site.

    • Charles II said

      The killings need to be investigated by a genuinely neutral party. If you read The Guardian’s take on he Paet-Asgton conversation, you find this:

      The Estonian foreign ministry confirmed the leaked conversation was accurate. It said: “Foreign minister Paet was giving an overview of what he had heard in Kiev and expressed concern over the situation on the ground. We reject the claim that Paet was giving an assessment of the opposition’s involvement in the violence.”

      This is a very different view than RT presents, and makes a lot more sense than the notion that the Foreign Minister of Estonia would have genuine inside information on the details of murders.

      As I said, I also find it very difficult to believe that the Yanukovych government sent snipers to shoot people on both sides. But we are more likely to find the truth through such means as Nefertari’s documentary than through official channels. There’s too much at stake–for both the U.S. and for Russia– for the truth to come out that way.

  2. jo6pacjo6pac said

    I also find it very difficult to believe that the Yanukovych government sent snipers to shoot people on both sides.

    I agree but the lovely victoria nuland in the back ground I do believe any of the players could of hired outside pros. I don’t believe the Russians would have done this for they have nothing to gain.

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