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Mar-06-2014 13:39printcomments

Who Were the Kiev Snipers?

The snipers who shot at protesters and police in Kiev were allegedly hired by Maidan leaders, according to a leaked phone conversation which emerged online.

Violence in Kiev

(PORTLAND) - This leaked 11-minute phone conversation of Feb 25, confirmed by the Estonian foreign ministry, is not getting the attention in the western media that the leaked phone call between Victoria Nuland and the US ambassador in Kiev got. Ashton refuses to comment so far.

It’s also worth noting that in that previous leaked call, Nuland bragged how former U.S. (now UN official) Jeffrey Feltman "got" UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to send Dutch diplomat Robert Serry to Ukraine. Serry is the one the western media is shocked to report he just got kicked out of the Crimea.

Finally, check out Clinton’s use of the “Hitler comparison” against Putin—it’s all over the media. She’s some diplomat, some Dem presidential candidate!

-MM

 

Estonian FM tells Ashton: Kiev snipers hired by Maidan leaders 

RT, March 05, 2014

 
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.

UPDATE: Estonian Foreign Ministry confirms authenticity of leaked call. More at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2573923/Estonian-Foreign-Ministry-confirms-authenticity-leaked-phone-call-discussing-Kiev-snipers-shot-protesters-possibly-hired-Ukraines-new-leaders.html

“There is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers, it was not Yanukovich, but it was somebody from the new coalition,” Estonian foreign minister Urmas Paet tells EU foreign relations chief Catherine Ashton  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 Paet visited Kiev on February 25, following the peak of clashes between the pro-EU protesters and security forces in the Ukrainian capital.

Paet also recalled his conversation with Olga Bogomolets, a doctor who treated those shot by snipers in Kiev. The doctor said that both protesters and police were shot at by the same people.

“And second, what was quite disturbing, this same Olga 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.

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 Square 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)

Policemen carry a colleague wounded during clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev on February 18, 2014

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Rudy March 7, 2014 9:35 am (Pacific time)

Why is this story not being picked up by the mainstream media!?

Because it doesn't benefit the corporate or military structure?  Hard to say, thanks for your comment.

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