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EU – US Partner: Scharfschützenmorde in Kiew – Die Spur führt zum Rechten Sektor

Die NATO Mafia, verhindert jede Art von Ermittlungen rund um den Abschuss der MA17 in der Ukraine

Scharfschützenmorde in Kiew

MH17 Abschuss auf Wunsch der Amerikaner ?

Ein ukrainischer Soldat bestätigt: Ukrainisches Militär schoss die MH17 ab.

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Stefan Korinth 14.12.2014

Die Spur führt zum Rechten Sektor

Der kanadisch-ukrainische Politikwissenschaftler Ivan Katchanovski von der Universität Ottawa hat das Kiewer Blutbad des 20. Februar in Eigenregie untersucht. Akribisch wertete er monatelang Zeugenaussagen, Filmmaterial und Funkübertragungen aus, um den Massenmord im Zentrum der ukrainischen Hauptstadt zu rekonstruieren. Katchanovski belegt, dass auch Oppositionskräfte Scharfschützen einsetzten. Dabei nahmen die Maidan-Schützen nicht nur Polizisten, sondern auch die eigenen Leute und Journalisten unter Feuer. Die Spur führt zum Rechten Sektor.

Das Kiewer Stadtzentrum von oben: Der kanadisch-ukrainische Politikwissenschaftler Ivan Katchanovski rekonstruierte Schützenpositionen und Schussbahnen vom 20. Februar. Bild: Ivan Katchanovski

Kiew, 20. Februar 2014, gegen 10 Uhr: Reporter Gabriel Gatehouse und Kameramann Jack Garland stehen an der Ecke des Hotel Ukraina. Die beiden BBC-Leute filmen, wie Maidan-Kämpfer Verwundete von der vordersten Linie auf der Institutska-Straße in die Hotellobby zu den Sanitätern bringen. Für einen besseren Überblick laufen die zwei Korrespondenten zum Kinopalast auf der anderen Straßenseite. Dort sieht Gatehouse etwas: „Was ist das?“, fragt er und meint damit ein offenes Fenster des nun seitlich gelegenen Hotels Ukraina.[1]

Im selben Moment schießt jemand aus eben diesem Fenster auf die Journalisten. Sie flüchten hinter Säulen, wo bereits Maidankämpfer auf das Fenster deuten. „Das Fünfte von links, das Zweite von oben“, zählt Gatehouse die Fensterreihen durch. In einem Bericht für die BBC sagte er später „Ich habe den Schützen gesehen. Er trug den grünen Helm der Protestierenden.“

Diese Episode des blutigen Eskalationshöhepunkts ist Teil der umfassenden Auswertung öffentlich zugänglicher Belege durch den Politikwissenschaftler Ivan Katchanovski von der Universität Ottawa. Er analysierte damalige Live-Übertragungen ukrainischer TV-Sender, aufgefangene Funkgespräche der Sicherheitskräfte, frei zugängliche Videos von den Ereignissen und Augenzeugenberichte.[2] Gewalttätige Konflikte in der Ukraine sind ein Forschungsgebiet des Universitätslehrers. Seine Ermittlungen begann er aber auch, weil zuständige Institutionen sich schon vorher auf ein Ergebnis festgelegt hatten.

Der Westen fragte nicht nach

„Die Regierungen und Medien im Westen haben sofort akzeptiert, dass das Scharfschützenmassaker von Regierungskräften und auf direkten Befehl Janukowitschs ausgeführt wurde“, sagt Katchanovski gegenüber Telepolis. Für die Thesen der damaligen Opposition gebe es jedoch keine schlüssigen Beweise. Dass Janukowitsch einen Massenmord befohlen haben soll, sei aus politikwissenschaftlicher Perspektive irrational, erläutert der Akademiker. „Janukowitsch und seine Verbündeten verloren dadurch all ihre Macht, große Teile ihres Reichtums und mussten aus der Ukraine fliehen.“

Das „Maidan-Massaker“ war der entscheidende Moment für den gewalttätigen Machtwechsel, ist sich der Politikwissenschaftler sicher. Der Sturz Janukowitschs habe dann auch zur Verschärfung des Konfliktes zwischen Russland und dem Westen und letztlich zum Bürgerkrieg im Donbass geführt. Deshalb sei eine genauere Auseinandersetzung mit den Ereignissen des 20. Februar in Kiew dringend nötig.

Mehr als sieben Monate lang wertete Katchanovski deshalb das gesammelte Material aus und kommt zu einem brisanten Ergebnis: Militante Maidankräfte waren massiv als Täter an den Morden vom 20. Februar in Kiew beteiligt. Sie initiierten das Blutbad mit Schüssen auf die Polizei und legten später auf die eigenen Leute an. Von mindestens zwölf Gebäuden in Hand der Maidanbewegung sei gefeuert worden.[3] Die neue Regierung habe die anschließenden Untersuchungen verfälscht und halte wichtige Beweise bis heute zurück, sagt der Forscher.

Scharfschützenmorde in Kiew

Todesschützen vom Maidan zwingen Berkut zum Rückzug

Von einem Dutzend Häuser feuerten die Todesschützen

Die Fäden laufen beim Rechten Sektor zusammen

New Study of University of Ottawa shows strong evidence that right sector was responsible for most Maidan killings
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Public available original with much better layout and evidence/source links: here

The “Snipers’ Massacre” on the Maidan in Ukraine
Ivan Katchanovski, Ph.D.
School of Political Studies &
Department of Communication
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
K1N 6N5, Canada
ikatchan@uottawa.ca
Paper presented at the Chair of Ukrainian Studies Seminar at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa,
October 1, 2014.

The “Snipers’” Massacre Question

The massacre of several dozen Maidan protesters on February 20, 2014 was a turning
point in Ukrainian politics and a tipping point in the escalating conflict between the West and
Russia over Ukraine. The mass killing of the protesters and the mass shooting of the police that
preceded it led to the overthrow of the highly corrupt and pro-Russian but democratically elected
government of Viktor Yanukovych and gave a start to a large-scale violent conflict that
continues now in Donbas in Eastern Ukraine. A conclusion promoted by the post-Yanukovych
governments and the media in Ukraine that the massacre was perpetrated by government snipers
on a Yanukovych order has been nearly universally accepted by the Western governments and
the media, at least publicly, without concluding an investigation and without all evidence
considered. For instance, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko in his speech to the US Congress
on September 18, 2014 again claimed that the Yanukovych government overthrow resulted from
mass peaceful protests against police violence, in particular, killings of more than 100 protesters
by snipers on February 20, 2014.

The question is which side organized the “snipers’ massacre.” This paper is the first
academic study of this crucial case of the mass killing. Analysis of a large amount of evidence in
this study suggests that certain elements of the Maidan opposition, including its extremist far
right wing, were involved in this massacre in order to seize power and that the government
investigation was falsified for this reason.

Evidence

Evidence used in this study includes publicly available but unreported, suppressed, or
misrepresented videos and photos of suspected shooters, live statements by the Maidan
announcers, radio intercepts of the Maidan “snipers,” and snipers and commanders from the
special Alfa unit of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), ballistic trajectories, eyewitness
reports by both Maidan protesters and government special unit commanders, public statements
by both former and current government officials, bullets and weapons used, types of wounds
among both protesters and the police, and the track record of politically motivated
misrepresentations by the Maidan politicians of other cases of violence during and after the
Euromaidan and historical conflicts. In particular, this study examines about 30 gigabytes of
intercepted radio exchanges of the Security Service of Ukraine Alfa unit, Berkut, the Internal
Troops, Omega, and other government agencies during the entire Maidan protests. These files
were posted by a pro-Maidan Ukrainian radio amateur on a radio scanners forum, but they never
were reported by the media or acknowledged by the Ukrainian government.

The timeline of the massacre with precision to minutes and locations of both the shooters
and the government snipers was established in this study with great certainty based on the
synchronization of the sound on the main Maidan stage, images, and other sources of evidence
that independently corroborate each other. The study uses content analysis of all publicly
available videos of the massacre, in particular, an unreported, time-stamped version of a
previously widely seen, long video of the massacre on Instytutska Street, videos of suspected
snipers and reports of snipers in live TV broadcasts and Internet video streams from the Maidan
(Independence Square), time-stamped and unedited radio intercepts of SBU Alfa snipers and
commanders, and radio intercepts of Internal Troops on the Maidan. The analysis also uses live
Internet broadcasts. Recordings of all live TV and Internet broadcasts of the massacre by
Espresso TV, Hromadske TV, Spilno TV, Radio Liberty, and Ukrstream TV, were either
removed from their websites immediately following the massacre or not made publicly available.
These recordings were mostly made by Maidan supporters, but they got very scant attention or
removed from public access.

Similarly, official results of ballistic, weapons, and medical examinations and other
evidence collected during the investigations concerning this massacre have not been made
public, while crucial evidence, including bullets and weapons disappeared under the post-
Yanukovych government. This investigation relies on such evidence reported by the media and
reliable information in the social media. An on-site research on the site of the massacre on the
Maidan itself and on Instytutska Street was also conducted for this study by the author.

An Academic Investigation

A recently released time-stamped version of an over 40-minute-long video, which was
filmed at a close distance on Instytutska Street starting at 9:06am, covers, with some unexplained
omissions, the most intense parts of the killings. It confirms that the mass killing of Maidan
protesters on February 20 began on the adjacent Instytutska Street around that time. The Berkut
anti-riot police and Internal Troops units, which were besieging, storming, and blocking the
Maidan for almost three months, hastily abandoned their positions and fled by 9:00am, while
protesters then started to advance from their stronghold on the Maidan up Instytutska Street.

This and other videos show members of the special elite unit of the Berkut anti-riot police
and “Omega” Internal Troops special unit, including two snipers, temporarily halting the
advance of protesters near Zhovtnevyi Palace starting at 9:05am, shooting with both live
ammunition from the Kalashnikov assault rifles (AKMS) and rubber bullets, and pointing sniper
rifles in the direction of the protesters and then retreating along with Berkut and Internal Troops
units, who were resting in Zhovtnevyi Palace. After retreating to these barricades under fire,
respectively, at 9:20am and 9:28am, Berkut and Omega were doing the same from two
barricades on Instytutska Street and nearby buildings of the National Bank and the Club of the
Cabinet of Ministers. Directions of many bullet holes and their impact marks in the electric
poles, trees, and walls of Zhovtnevyi Palace and the Hotel Ukraina also indicate that the police
fired at the direction of the protesters and the protester-held buildings. SBU snipers were located
in the Cabinet of Ministers, the Presidential Administration, and neighboring buildings.

The new Ukrainian government and the head of the parliamentary commission publicly
stated that “snipers,” who massacred the unarmed protesters, were from these units. Specifically,
the Prosecutor General Office announced on September 12, 2014 that its investigation found a
Berkut commander and two members of his unit responsible for killing 39 Euromaidan
protesters, or the absolute majority of some 50 protesters killed or mortally wounded on
February 20, 2014. But this Berkut commander was then put under house arrest, and he
disappeared. In contrast, the government deliberately denies or ignores evidence of shooters and
spotters in at least 12 buildings occupied by the Maidan side or located within the general
territory held by them during the massacre. This includes the Hotel Ukraina, Zhovtnevyi Palace,
buildings on both sides that were not previously identified as locations of snipers, and several
buildings on the Maidan (Independence Square), such as the Conservatory, the Trade Union
headquarters, and the Main Post Office. (See Map ).

The Hotel Ukraina was controlled by the Maidan side since about 9:00am. During a
volley of fire by the government forces near Zhovtnevyi Palace at 9:10-9:11am, and within a few
minutes of calling for ambulances and medics, an announcer on the Maidan stage publicly
warned the protesters about two to three snipers on the pendulum (second from the top) floor of
the Hotel Ukraina on the opposite side of the street. The first wave of casualties among the
protesters included Bohdan Solchanyk, a history instructor at the Ukrainian Catholic University
in Lviv. He was killed by a 7.62mm bullet in the area between the hotel and Zhovtnevyi at
9:12am or within a couple minutes earlier. Videos indicate that one of the two protesters shot
there at 9:14am appears to had been wounded in his backside from a direction of the hotel.

A Radio Liberty video shows at least one protester shot near the Maidan side of
Zhovtnevyi Palace at 9:10am and two other protesters on the ground near the middle section of
this building at 9:19am. The first location matches a reported place of killings of Vasyl Moisei
from the Volhynian company of the Maidan Self-Defense and an elderly protester, likely, Iosyp
Shilling. The government investigation, the media, and the Volhynian company commanders
concluded that the Berkut shot dead these protesters during its counterattack. However, they
omitted bullet impact traces in trees, poles, and Zhovtnevyi Palace facade within meters of these
spots of the killings. Similarly, they omitted reports by the Maidan protesters witnesses
concerning shooters in the Hotel Ukraina within minutes of these killings. In addition to the
Maidan stage warning about “snipers” in the Hotel Ukraina at 9:11am, a video shows protesters
taking cover under a pedestrian bridge on Instytutska Street between the hotel and Zhovtnevyi
Palace and pointing out at 9:23am live ammunition fire at them and other protesters from a top
floor of the hotel.

A BelSat video from the Hotel Ukraina depicts a bullet hitting a tree in front of a group of
protesters from the direction of the hotel at 9:38am. A BBC video shows a sniper firing at the
BBC television crew and the Maidan protesters from an open window on the pendulum floor of
the hotel at 10:17am, and the BBC correspondent identifies the shooter as having a green helmet
worn by the Maidan protesters. Two protesters at 10:24am point out sniper fire from the
pendulum floor of the Hotel Ukraina in another video filmed from amid a group of protesters
under the deadly fire on Instytutska Street. A first-hand account by Ilya Varlamov, his photos, a
testimony by another eyewitness, and two nearby shots in the live broadcast, which was recorded from this hotel starting at 8:49am, suggest that two other people were shot at 10:30-10:31am from the Hotel Ukraina on the Maidan side.

Warnings from the Maidan stage about “three snipers” or “snipers” “shooting to kill” the
Maidan protesters from the same hotel, specifically on Instytutska Street, were made again as the
killings continued there, for example, at 10:36, 10:59, 11:07, and 11:09am in the live broadcast.
Eyewitnesses in another video of the shooting around 4:00pm and the direction of the entry
wound indicate that a bystander was killed by a bullet from the Hotel Ukraina in front of
Zhovtnevyi Palace. In the late afternoon, a speaker on the Maidan stage threatened to burn the
Hotel Ukraina, as they did the Trade Union building a day earlier, because of constant reports of
snipers in the hotel. But a previously unreported radio intercept of the Omega commander
(“Pegas”) and servicemen from his unit informed at 10:37am on February 21about gunshots
coming from the Hotel Ukraina.

Many eyewitnesses among the Maidan protesters reported snipers firing from the Hotel
Ukraina during the massacre of the protesters, specifically, about killing eight of them and at
least one member of the Volhynian company of the Maidan Self-Defense on Instytutska Street.
Bullet holes in trees and electricity poles on the site of the massacre and on the walls of
Zhovtnevyi Palace indicate that shots came from the direction of the hotel.

When the Hotel Ukraina was controlled by the Maidan, “snipers” there were also
shooting at the police. A Berkut policeman was killed in front of Zhovtnevyi Palace by two shots
at 9:16am, minutes after the announcement about “snipers” in the hotel. There were bullet impact
traces in a trees and poles within meters of this spot from a Hotel Ukraina direction. A Berkut
commander stated that snipers in the Hotel Ukraina were shooting at the policemen from
7.62mm caliber hunting guns. A video from the police side of the barricade depicts several
Berkut policemen with 7.62 caliber AKMs and many armed members of the Omega special
Internal Troops unit with different caliber AKS-74, including several snipers, taking cover from
live ammunition fire during the height of the massacre of the protesters starting from a few
minutes before 10:00am. It shows at the very end one Omega sniper targeting an open window
of the Hotel Ukraina and another sniper pointing his rifle in an upward direction, likely toward
Zhovtnevyi Palace. A Ukrainian TV journalist, who filmed this video, confirmed that they came
under a fire and were looking for a sniper in the Hotel Ukraina. The video also shows two Berkut
servicemen pointing their Kalashnikov rifles or shooting from the top side of Kamaz trucks,
likely at the same direction or in the direction of Muzeinyi Lane buildings, where shooters could
be seen in live broadcasts around the same time. All these buildings and the protesters on
Instytutska Street were located downslope from this police barricade.

Mustafa Nayem, an initiator of the Euromaidan protests and a widely known journalist
from Ukrainska Pravda, an openly pro-Maidan online newspaper, twitted at 11:58am a photo of
snipers on the police side of this barricade located at the intersection of Instytutska and Bankova
streets. This photo was presented by the Ukrainian media as evidence that these were snipers
who massacred the protesters. However, these snipers and Berkut special company shooters
generally did not hide, and they allowed the media and bystanders to film themselves during the
massacre.

Various sources of evidence indicate that Berkut and Omega used, respectively, their
AKMS, AKS, and sniper rifles and that they shot live ammunition at the general direction of
both the protesters and suspected Maidan “snipers.” These live ammunition rounds came around
the time of the killing and wounding of many protesters. Videos show that at least a large
proportion of the victims were shot at that time while taking cover behind a wall, trees, and a
barricade, and thus being outside of a hitting zone from the direction of the police barricade and
the adjacent government buildings, as the Google street view illustrates. But a possibility that
some of the protesters, specifically armed ones, including “snipers,” were wounded or killed by
the police fire cannot be ruled out.

The Omega commander and an Internal Troops commander in charge of such special
units stated that they received orders to target snipers at the Hotel Ukraina and other locations
and had permission to shoot at armed protesters. A former Berkut officer said that a sniper that
accompanied the Berkut special company had a task to look for a Right Sector sniper in the
Hotel Ukraina. Videos show the sniper lying on the ground and then pointing his rifle into the
direction of the Hotel Ukraina at 9:23am exactly when one of the unarmed protesters is seen shot
dead in a close proximity near the barricade. This was used as evidence of a direct hit, but the
direction of the sniper rifle, sound of the gunshot, and a reported entry wound in the right
shoulder and an apparent exit wound on a left front side of a torso, and an absence of a bullet
hole on the shield indicate that the gunshot came from a building located in the back or on the
right side. A BBC report shows another unarmed protestor shot dead in the same spot apparently
from a similar direction within a minute before. An armed protestor in a Berkut-style uniform
was wounded in his arm while he was running away from the scene. Many of the commanders
and members of Omega, Alfa, and the special company of disbanded Berkut were deployed by
the post-Yanukovych government along with Maidan Self-Defense and the Right Sector
commanders and members in the civil war with pro-Russian separatists in Donbas in Eastern
Ukraine.

A Ruptly TV video shows three armed Maidan protesters who were shooting from a top
floor of the Hotel Ukraina in the direction not of the Independence Square but of Instytutska
Street, judging by buildings that can be discerned. Volodymyr Ariev, an investigative journalist
and a member of the parliament from the Maidan coalition party, concluded that “snipers” came
to the Hotel Ukraina from the Music Conservatory side and that they blocked the Ruptly TV
crew on the 14 th floor of the hotel. A RT report, the abovementioned video, and other videos
indicate that they were armed Maidan protesters. But Ariev claimed without providing any
evidence that these “snipers” were working for the Russian government.

A previously unreported intercept of radio communications by the SBU Alfa
commanders, contains specific information by the head of this Security Service unit (“Suddia”)
and his deputy (“Indeiets”) that “shooters” or “snipers” were moving to the Hotel Ukraina and
that they were from the Maidan side. This is consistent with an interview of the former SBU
head, who said that one half of about 20 “snipers” with concealed AKMs in bags moved from the
neighboring Music Conservatory, which was held by the Maidan, to the Hotel Ukraina, while
another half moved in the direction of the Dnipro Hotel, located on the European Square near
Muzeinyi Lane. The most complete time-stamped version of the Alfa commanders’ radio
intercept synchronized with the local time indicates that their report of shooters moving to the
Hotel Ukraina was made at 9:23am. It is contained among the intercepted radio exchanges of
Alfa, Berkut, the Internal Troops, Omega, and other government agencies during the entire
Maidan protests.

The Alfa commanders’ intercept demonstrates that snipers from this SBU unit were given
an order to deploy to the Presidential Administration soon after a full combat readiness was
reported by them at 7:24am. It also contains similar orders to get arms and deploy to these and
other government locations to other SBU units around the same time. In contrast to many fake
claims and evidence publicized by the Ukrainian government, the radio intercept is not a fake.
Their publicly available versions came from several different pro-Maidan sources. One version
with omitted parts was posted by a news website run by an advisor to the current Minister of
Internal Affairs of Ukraine, but it was also not acknowledged by the government.

An unedited and time-stamped intercept of a radio communication by this SBU sniper
team, led by “Miron,” demonstrates that they were tasked with and were monitoring the Hotel
Ukraina, specifically its top floors, and other neighboring buildings for snipers and their spotters,
who helped to direct the fire, after the massacre was already underway. These snipers detected
armed people, who shot from the tops of the buildings or were lying there, and then swiftly
moved away after their location was communicated via radio among the SBU snipers. The Alfa
snipers were based then the Cabinet of Ministers building (See Map 1). There are no sounds of
gunshots by these SBU Alfa snipers or other indications that they fired in the audio clips, which
span the most intense phase of the killings from 9:35am till 11:13am. Similarly, no evidence was
produced that the protesters were killed with German sniper rifles used by this group of snipers.
This is consistent with information provided by three SBU Alfa commanders during the
parliamentary investigation and in their statements to Ukrainian TV networks.

However, an edited version of this SBU sniper team’s radio communications intercept
was posted on YouTube on the day of the massacre with its content and added photos of the
massacre misrepresented to claim that these were the killers. It was swiftly used by Ukrainian
politicians, including the head of the parliamentary commission, and the media as key evidence
that these SBU snipers killed the protesters. “Miron” stated that this highly publicized version
was also cut and did not include their reports of civilians carrying weapons in bags in the
European Square. The time-stamped version includes such cut-out parts in the beginning and the
end, but some key time periods during the massacre are missing there also.

Photo 1. Suspected shooters on a roof of Zhovtnevyi Palace during the massacre. Source:
Espresso TV broadcast

In their radio intercept, SBU snipers report hearing numerous gunshots and seeing
suspected snipers or their fire coordinators at several other buildings then held by the Maidan
side, such as on the roof of Kinopalats at 9:43am. The Maidan announcers reported three snipers
shooting to kill from the top of Zhovtnevyi Palace, which is connected to Kinopalats, at 9:46–
9:47am, and they repeated such specific warnings until at least 10:53am. A bullet strikes a tree
near a group of protesters from the direction of these buildings during one of the firs ways of
mass killing at 9:45am, when within a couple of minutes at least eight protesters were killed or
seriously wounded in a few meters radius from that tree. Bullet holes there indicate the same
direction (See Photo 2).These three suspected “snipers” on the roof of Zhovtnevyi Palace were
seen and identified as such during another wave of killing of protesters around 10:00am in a live
broadcast (Photo 1).
One of them is recorded in the same spot on the top of this yellow building
in a BBC video at 10:04am, but this was not previously noted. Two “snipers” there were shown
by ICTV on February 20, 2014. An apparent human contour is noticeable on the roof of
Kinopalats in a photo taken by a French photographer from the midst of the massacre when at
least several protesters were killed or seriously wounded near him around 10:20-10:25am. The
Maidan Self-Defense reportedly later found more than 80 bullet casings on the roof of
Zhovtnevyi Palace. Eyewitnesses among the Maidan protesters confirm presence of at least three
snipers on Zhovtnevyi Palace roof and its upper floor.


Photo 2. Bullet impact marks from the direction of Zhovtnevyi Palace and Kinopalats on another
tree at the site of the massacre. (Source: Photo by the author)

There is similar evidence of shooters on the top of buildings on both sides of Instytutska
Street in the general area that was under Maidan control. A recording of live broadcast showed at
10:23am, 10:45am, and 12:15pm a person lying on a roof of a Muzeinyi Lane building (see
Photo 3 and the linked videos). In the first two cases, a camera zoomed into these areas within
minutes when gunshots were heard and protesters were shot on Instytutska Street. This recording
appears to confirm previous media reports about a different video showing a “sniper” on a roof
shooting at Berkut and then protesters from AK and wearing a Berkut-style uniform. The video
was shown in the Ukrainian parliament to some of the Maidan leaders and other members of the
parliament, but it is still not released publicly. There is also a brief extract from an unknown
video showing a Maidan activist identifying a shooter, who was aiming his gun in the direction
of Instytutska Street, on a roof of an adjacent building on Muzeinyi Lane. An apparent human
figure might be noticed there at 10:23am. A bullet is seen striking a pole from the Muzeinyi Lane
direction and ricocheting at 9:54am. At least several protesters are killed and seriously wounded
at this spot or in a few meters radius within minutes of that time. Bullet holes in the trees on the
site of the massacre indicate the same direction of fire. A bullet impact point suggests that ABC
News occupied room in the Hotel Ukraina was fired from a direction of Muzeinyi Lane or
Kinopalats buildings.

Suspected shooters on the green Arkada Bank building are pointed out by fleeing
protesters after many shots fired at 9:44am. Reports by SBU snipers in their intercepted radio
communication at 9:46am, by a female Maidan medic at 10:04am in the BBC video, and by
another protester in the Radio Liberty video corroborate this. A TVP journalist based in the Hotel
Ukraina during the massacre stated that he saw one of the “snipers” on the roof of Arkada and
that their producer was shot from this building’s roof in his Hotel Ukraina room, judging by the
direction of a bullet strike. Ruslana, in one of her announcements on the Maidan stage in the
afternoon, relayed “reliable reports” from the Maidan Self-Defense members of “snipers” on the
roof of Arkada.

Likely shooters or spotters can also be identified in windows on the roofs of two other
buildings in the 45 minute-long video of the massacre and in the SBU snipers’ intercept at about
the same time at 10:11–10:12am. One of the survivors of the massacre, who can be seen pointing
a hand after being wounded there during one of the early waves of the killing around 9:44-
9:45am, stated that shots that killed and wounded most members of his group came from the
sides and from the back. Videos show at least eight protesters killed and gravely wounded in this
spot during this short period of time and more than dozen other protesters gunned down in the
same area on the right side of Instytutska Street within the next 45 minutes. He also said that his
group of Svoboda-led Khmelnytskyi company of the Maidan Self-Defense received an order to
go there. A video confirms this. Likewise, bullet impact points in trees confirm the live
ammunition fire from this sidewise direction.

It is noteworthy that some crucial parts of this and other waves of the killings are missing
in this long video filmed by an activist of Zelenyi Front, a Kharkiv organization. This
organization is associated with one of the former opposition leaders, who became the Minister of
Internal Affairs in the post-Yanukovych government. Another pro-Maidan activist is seen in
different videos filming and taking pictures during the massacre from within advancing
protesters, many of whom were then killed and wounded. His publicly released videos and
photos also do not include many crucial parts of the massacre. He later served in the special
police battalion Azov, which was created under formal command of the Ministry of Internal
Affairs, and he gained notoriety for painting a star on the top of a Moscow high-rise building. In
16videos of both these pro-Maidan amateur photographs, there were no signs of attempts to
identify Maidan sniper positions in surrounding buildings, in spite of their close proximity, or
reaction to loud warnings from the Maidan stage about snipers in these locations. Similarly,
“shooters” did not appear to target them to avoid possible identification, in contrast, to targeting
many professional foreign journalists, including the BBC correspondent in the same area, the
Associated Press, TVP, ABC News, and Australian Broadcasting Corporation journalists, and at
least twice reporters from both ARD and RT.

Photo 3. A suspected shooter on a roof of a Muzeinyi Lane building during the massacre. Source:
Espresso TV/Spilno TV broadcast

Another indication that the shooters were from the Maidan side is that the gunshots on
Instytutska Street significantly subsided or stopped by about 10:50–11:20am, but they continued
on the Maidan itself. This square, along with main buildings and surrounding areas, was under
control of the opposition. This corresponds in time to a report by a senior opposition leader, who
became the head of the presidential administration after the violent overthrow of the previous
government, of receiving SMS request at 10:45am from the commander of a sniper group, likely
Alfa, Omega, or Sokil, to allow their snipers to search together with Maidan representatives for a
shooter from the Hotel Ukraina. He also said that there was a subsequent meeting between him
together with Andrii Parubii, the Maidan Self-Defense commander, with a group of government
snipers. The reported fact and the location of this meeting in the government-controlled area near
the same barricade with Berkut and Omega on Instytutska Street close to the Presidential
administration also indicate that these snipers were regarded at the time by the opposition leaders
as not the actual killers, in spite of public statements to the contrary. Similarly, there were two
members of Svoboda leadership near the Hotel Ukraina at the time of the massacre. The
government snipers accompanied by the Maidan Self-Defense reportedly remained in the hotel
area till 1:00–1:30pm. Exact locations of the shooters could have been easily determined by open
windows in the Hotel Ukraina and eyewitnesses identifying them. There were also media reports
of a few captured “snipers” in this hotel.

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Kiews Freiwilligenbataillone verletzen systematisch Menschenrechte – UN-Bericht

Freiwilligenbataillon Aidar

15:32 15/12/2014
GENF, 15. Dezember (RIA Novosti).

Die Freiwilligenbataillone, die von Kiew kontrolliert werden, sowie der Sicherheitsdienst der Ukraine verletzten systematisch die Menschenrechte, heißt es im achten Bericht der Monitoringmission der Verwaltung des UN-Hochkommissars für Menschenrechte, der der Situation in der Ukraine gewidmet ist.

„Die Bemühungen der Regierung um den Schutz der territorialen Integrität der Ukraine sowie um die Wiederherstellung der Gesetzlichkeit und Rechtsordnung in der Konfliktzone gingen mit willkürlichen Festnahmen, Folterungen und gewaltsamen Entführungen von Menschen einher, die des ‚Separatismus und Terrorismus‘ verdächtigt werden.

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Die meisten Verletzungen der Menschenrechte wurden von bestimmten Freiwilligenbataillonen (der Ukraine) oder vom Sicherheitsdienst der Ukraine verübt“, wird in dem Bericht betont.

Darin wird auch darauf verwiesen, dass das Büro des Militäroberstaatsanwalts der Ukraine keine Schritte zur Ermittlung der großen Zahl von Menschenrechts- und Völkerrechtsverletzungen im Osten des Landes sowie der Raubfälle, der willkürlichen Festnahmen und des Misshandelns durch die Freiwilligenbataillone Aidar, Asow, Schachtjorsk und Sloboschanschtschina unternommen habe.

Amnesty: Kiew für Vorgehen des Aidar-Bataillons verantwortlich > >

Der achte UN-Bericht erfasst den Zeitraum vom 1. bis zum 30. November.

Im Bericht der Monitoringmission werden auch Angaben über Verletzungen der Menschenrechte durch die Volkswehr angeführt. Der Mission zufolge seien auf den Territorien, die von der Volkswehr kontrolliert werden, eine gewaltsame Mobilmachung und Drohungen der Anwendung der Todesstrafe als zusätzliche Mittel zur Einschüchterung und Verfolgung der Bevölkerung zu beobachten. Außerdem gäbe es Fakten der Bemächtigung von Häusern und Privateigentum.

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  1. Dezember 15, 2014 um 8:38 am

    Hat dies auf Sascha's Welt rebloggt und kommentierte:
    Es ist nun schon wieder über ein halbes Jahr vorbei, und die westlichen Massenmedien haben unisono geschwiegen. Nun deckt ein in Kanada lebender ukrainischer Wissenschaftler die wahren Hintergründe auf: Die Scharfschützenmorde in Kiew am 20.Feburar 2014 wurden von den ukrainischen Nazis („Rechter Sektor“) ausgeführt. Die ukrainischen Faschisten sind verantwortlich für das Blutbad am Maidan. Sie und ihre Auftraggeber sind schuldig!

  1. Februar 20, 2015 um 8:59 am

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