Searches in Kiev: Svoboda party members suspected of Maidan mass murder

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About one hundred people, including 18 police officers, were shot to death by snipers in Kiev’s Independence Square on February 20 2014,Con l’Ucraina antifascista reports:

Aleksandr Aronets, spokesman of Svoboda in Kiev, reports [see below] that this morning there were raids against members of Svoboda, on suspicions of mass murder during the Maidan – murders that were attributed to “snipers of former President Yanukovitch and to Berkut [the police]. Among the materials in the hands of investigators is a video [see below] where you see someone shoot from a window of the hotel “Ukraine” on Independence Square, protesters and police. The room in question (no. 1132) was occupied by the Svoboda deputy Oleg Pankevich.

Recall that the National Fascist party Svoboda was one of the main organizations to take part in the violence that led to the coup, with the not hidden support of the EU and US. In fact its leader Oleg Tjagnibok had numerous meetings with John McCain, Victoria Nuland and European representatives, like the then High Representative for EU Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton.

In recent months, however, Tagnibok’s party  (who also formed a battalion of volunteers sent to the Donbass) entered into a collision course with Poroshenko and the majority of the Verkhovnaja Rada [Parliament]. In September, the militants of Svoboda, along with other fascist groups, arranged a fight [in front of the Rada] which resulted in three deaths and hundreds of injured.

The searches do confirm what had surfaced from wiretaps between Ashton and Foreign Minister Paet of Estonia, which showed that the snipers were not “governmental”, but professionals hired by the far-right organizations.

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Peter Schmidt
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Peter Schmidt

Using snipers to influence public opinion is not a new thing. Read this report from Susanne Brandstätter: Documentary – Checkmate – Strategy of a Revolution https://cassiopaea.org/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=409c39fad14e40246aec13c6ff9f16d4&action=printpage;topic=30956.0 1/2 “How do you trigger off a revolution? “Checkmate” reveals how and why the United States was involved in the Romanian Revolution. When Ceausescu refused to accept the reforms sweeping Eastern Europe in 1989, the ruthless Romanian dictator rushed headlong into his own destruction. As the last of the hard-liners in the Warsaw Pact, only Ceausescu stood in the way of Europe’s reunification…. Upon the backdrop of one of the most exciting episodes of… Read more »

carinaragno
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Reblogged this on Dogma and Geopolitics.

marknesop
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At least an abbreviated part of that video, in which the reporter identified the window he believed the gunfire was coming from, was released much earlier and has been known for some time. I would urge caution here; while Svoboda are not angels, nobody had much of an idea who was where during the Maidan rioting, and I would feel a lot more comfortable about hanging it on Pankevich if there were something in his background which suggested he had military training or was a crack shot. A person partly hidden behind a pile of rubble looks pretty tiny from… Read more »

Jennifer Hor
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Jennifer Hor

Good spotting, Mark!

Svoboda would be a convenient patsy to enable the real snipers and their backers to go unrecognised. No-one likes Svoboda and the party’s demise would go unmourned.

BlackCatte
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Yes, I have the feeling Svoboda might be a convenient patsy on this one. Repulsive as they are.

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Seamus Padraig
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Seamus Padraig

It was the Maidan false-flag that first clued me in to the idea that this ‘revolution’ was going to be somehow different from the ‘Orange Revolution’ of 2005: https://wikispooks.com/w/images/5/52/Maidan_snipers.pdf

DomesticExtremist
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DomesticExtremist

I suspect this has been known for a long time inside the Ukrainian state, but only now has it become expedient to take action and start rounding up the fascists.
Of course, logically, it renders the entire premise of the revolution invalid and with it subsequent events.

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Reblogged this on Susanna Panevin.