Did Maidan Protesters Kill Their Own Ranks With Snipers?
Note: If the tape discussed in the article below and the other links is accurate, it would be a repeat of a tactic used in Venezuela in 2002 in that US backed coup.The opposition snipers killed Venezuelan protesters (from their own side) and filmed it to make it look like the Venezuelan military did it. (Of course, CNN reported the story with no questions, but they consistently support US coups and wars.) But, there was another video that showed a bigger picture; the military was actually reacting to snipers above them and the opposition snipers were the one’s actually killing the protesters. Chavez was returned to power within two days.
The snipers who shot at protesters and police in Kiev were allegedly hired by Maidan leaders, according to a leaked phone conversation between the EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and Estonian foreign affairs minister, which has emerged online.
“There is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers, it was not Yanukovich, but it was somebody from the new coalition,” Urmas Paet said during the conversation.
“I think we do want to investigate. I mean, I didn’t pick that up, that’s interesting. Gosh,” Ashton answered.
The call took place after Estonia’s Foreign Minister Urmas Paet visited Kiev on February 25, following the peak of clashes between the pro-EU protesters and security forces in the Ukrainian capital.
Met in Kiev with deputy speaker of Rada and head of Regions Party fraction. It is important to form quickly new government.
— Urmas Paet (@Urmaspaet) February 25, 2014
Paet also recalled his conversation with a doctor who treated those shot by snipers in Kiev. She said that both protesters and police were shot at by the same people.
“And second, what was quite disturbing, this same Olga [Bogomolets] told as well that all the evidence shows that the people who were killed by snipers from both sides, among policemen and then people from the streets, that they were the same snipers killing people from both sides,” the Estonian FM stressed.
Ashton reacted to the information by saying: “Well, yeah…that’s, that’s terrible.”
“So that she then also showed me some photos she said that as a medical doctor she can say that it is the same handwriting, the same type of bullets, and it’s really disturbing that now the new coalition, that they don’t want to investigate what exactly happened,” Paet said.
Olga Bogomolets was the main doctor for the Maidan mobile clinic when protests turned violent in Kiev. She treated the gravely injured and helped organized their transportation to neighboring countries, who had expressed a willingness to treat those with severe wounds. From the outset, Olga blamed the injuries and deaths on snipers. She turned down the position of Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for Humanitarian Affairs offered by the coup-appointed regime.
Protesters evacuate a wounded demonstrator from Independence square, dubbed Maidan, in Kiev on February 20, 2014. (AFP Photo / Louisa Gouliamaki)
The Estonian FM has described the whole sniper issue as “disturbing” and added, “it already discredits from the very beginning” the new Ukrainian power.
His overall impressions of what he saw during his one-day trip to Kiev are “sad,” Paet said during the conversation.
He stressed that the Ukrainian people don’t trust the Maidan leaders, with all the opposition politicians slated to join the new government “having dirty past.”
The file was reportedly uploaded to the web by officers of Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) loyal to ousted President Viktor Yanukovich who hacked Paet’s and Ashton’s phones.
94 people were killed and another 900 injured during the standoff between police and protesters at Maidan Saquare in Kiev last month.
Policemen carry a colleague wounded during clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev on February 18, 2014. (AFP Photo / Yury Kirnichny)
“EU Refuses to Comment on Sniper Allegations” http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_05/Russia-surprised-at-refusal-of-EU-representatives-to-comment-on-Ashton-talk-on-Ukraine-snipers-7620/
“Estonian Foreign Ministry confirms authenticity of leaked call on Kiev Snipers” http://rt.com/news/ashton-maidan-snipers-estonia-946/