Putin spoke about the participation of Georgian snipers in Maidan


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Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he was informed about the participation of Georgian snipers in the events on the Maidan in 2014. He said this in an interview with film Director Oliver stone “In the struggle for Ukraine” (Revealing Ukraine), RIA Novosti reported.

“I know that the existing government headed by President [Viktor] Yanukovych did not use the army and were not interested to give any reason for the actions of military nature on the part of the opposition”, — said the Russian leader on the issue of stone about Georgian snipers.

The President added that Yanukovych repeatedly told him that “he even thought to use force against the civilian population, even against those people who have taken up arms”. He noted that “eliminates” the possibility of his participation. “But those who were looking for an excuse for a coup, they could,” — said the Russian leader.

At the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014 swept across Ukraine anti-government protests, called Maidan (Euromaidan), as the largest rally was held on Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence square) in Kiev. The result was a change of government in the country by the armed confrontation of protesters with security forces have killed 106 people. The ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and several former Ministers left the country.

February 14, the RIA Novosti published an interview with Georgian citizens, admitted that they shot protesters on Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Koba Nergadze and Alexander Revazishvili told that they, together with deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Parasyuk and Sergey Pashinsky fired on people who were on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti.

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