The murder of 100 pro-West demonstrators in January launched the Revolution. Now many say it was a false flag.
Exhaustive analysis by reputable academic, Canadian Ukraine specialist
Challenges narrative of Western media, which alleges the exact opposite
Alleges subsequent government cover-up
Makes substantial contribution to multiple other media reports alleging the same thesis
This academic paper first appeared on the respected blog, Johnson’s Russia List.
We are publishing it here in full, despite its length, because it is by far the most detailed and thorough investigation of the Kiev Sniper Controversy, drawing on a mass of sources and materials, some of which were previously unpublished.
It is the work of a well-known Canadian political scientist at the University of Ottawa, who is a native of Ukraine. His specialization is Ukrainian politics and history.
The study concludes that, though there is some evidence that some of the protesters killed during the Maidan disturbances may have been accidentally shot by police snipers, the great majority were killed by snipers controlled by the pro-West demonstration leaders in a false flag operation.
The study suggests this was a pre-planned provocation to discredit the then government and that these same leaders both before and especially after they seized power have engaged in a systematic cover up of the facts to conceal their own guilt.
By Ivan Katchanovski, Ph.D. School of Political Studies & Department of Communication University of Ottawa
Paper presented at the Chair of Ukrainian Studies Seminar at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, October 1, 2014
[With visuals and footnotes here academia.edu/8776021/The_Snipers_Massacre_on_the_Maidan_in_Ukraine]
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 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.
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Discours du ministre des Affaires étrangères de la Fédération de Russie Sergueï Lavrov à la 69ième session de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, à New York, le 27 septembre 2014
Monsieur le Président,
Mesdames et Messieurs,
Aujourd’hui apparaît de plus en plus clairement la contradiction entre d’une part, la nécessité d’actions collectives de partenariat dans l’intérêt de l’élaboration de réponses appropriées aux défis communs et, d’autre part, le désir pour un certain nombre de pays de dominer, de restaurer la mentalité archaïque de la confrontation des blocs s’appuyant sur une discipline de caserne et sur une logique préjudiciable : « nous — les autres ». L’alliance occidentale avec, en tête, les États-Unis, qui se posent comme défenseurs de la démocratie, de la primauté de la loi et des droits de l’homme dans des pays tiers, agit directement à l’inverse sur la scène internationale, en rejetant le principe démocratique de l’égalité souveraine des États, tel que fixé par la Charte des Nations Unies, et en essayant de décider pour tout le monde ce qui est bien et ce qui est mal.
Washington a proclamé ouvertement son droit d’utiliser la force militaire de façon unilatérale et n’importe où pour la défense de ses propres intérêts. L’intervention militaire est devenue la norme, même en dépit du fait que toutes les opérations de force menées par les États-Unis au cours de ces dernières années se sont terminées de façon piteuse.
De rudes coups ont été portés à la stabilité internationale : bombardement de la Yougoslavie par l’OTAN, intervention en Irak, attaque de la Libye, échec en Afghanistan. Ce n’est que grâce à des efforts diplomatiques intenses que l’agression contre la Syrie en 2013 n’a pas eu lieu. On ne peut s’empêcher de penser que les diverses « révolutions de couleur » et autres projets visant le remplacement des régimes indésirables n’ont pour but que de provoquer le chaos et l’instabilité.
Aujourd’hui, l’Ukraine est devenue la victime de cette politique. La situation révèle la persistance de défauts profonds, systémiques dans l’architecture existante de la zone euro-atlantique. L’Occident a mis le cap vers une « structuration verticale de l’Humanité » en fonction de ses propres standards, qui sont loin d’être inoffensifs. En proclamant leur victoire dans la « guerre froide » et l’avènement de la prétendue « fin de l’Histoire », les États-Unis et l’Union européenne ont entrepris d’élargir leur espace géopolitique sans prendre en compte l’équilibre des intérêts légitimes de tous les peuples d’Europe. Nos partenaires occidentaux n’ont pas entendu nos avertissements répétés sur l’inacceptabilité de la violation des principes de la Charte des Nations Unies et de l’Acte final d’Helsinki, ils se sont dérobés à chaque occasion de faire en commun un travail sérieux en vue de créer un espace unique de sécurité égal et indivisible et de coopération de l’Atlantique au Pacifique. La proposition russe d’étudier un traité de sécurité européenne a été rejetée. On nous a carrément déclaré que des garanties juridiquement contraignantes en matière de sécurité ne peuvent être obtenues que par les membres de l’Alliance atlantique, qui entre-temps a continué à se déplacer vers l’Est malgré les promesses du contraire données précédemment. Le passage instantané de l’OTAN à une rhétorique hostile, à la réduction de la coopération avec la Russie même au détriment des intérêts propres des pays occidentaux, à l’intensification supplémentaire de l’infrastructure militaire aux frontières russes a mis en évidence l’incapacité de l’alliance à changer son code génétique mis en place à l’époque de la « guerre froide ». Continue reading
Parts of wreckage are seen at the site where the downed Malaysian Boeing 777 flight MH17 crashed
MOSCOW, August 23 (RIA Novosti) – Moscow wants the investigation into the crash of a Malaysian Boeing 777 to be as most transparent as possible, and insists on regular provision if prove reports in accordance with the UN Security Council resolution, a diplomatic source told RIA Novosti.
“Investigation into the reasons of the catastrophe should be carried out under international control, should be all-encompassing and transparent for the wide international audience and mass media,” the source said. “We will keep pressing for it, demanding the implementation of the UNSC resolution 2166 which stipulates monthly reports about the course of the investigation.”
Resolution 2166 adopted by the UN Security Council in July calls for a thorough and impartial investigation into the MH17 tragedy and requires the secretary-general to provide the Security Council with investigation progress reports.
The source stressed that the majority of Western media “seem to have been ordered to avoid the investigation issue for about two weeks.”
“US official representatives who rushed to accuse Russia and Donetsk self-defense forces in the first hours following the tragedy, also maintain silence. America’s allies, particularly the British and the Australian, who were also among the first accusers, stick to the same policy. The international community has not yet seen the promised “incontestable evidence.” The explanation is that the truth could be inconvenient to Washington, London and Canberra,” the source told RIA Novosti.
The source added that Kiev’s official position is also telling.
“As the curtain of allegations is clearing, the specialists have more and more questions over the actions of the Ukrainian authorities and military toward the Boeing. Kiev still has not made public the recordings of the talks between air traffic control and the crew, which would allow to understand why the plane was in the combat area,” the diplomatic source said.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, killing all 298 people on board, including 193 Dutch nationals, 43 Malaysians and 27 Australians.
Like Libya it was a Great Country with a modern economy, high standard of living, a mix of modern socialism together with free Enterprise for the people. But Most important of all, it was a Real independent Country.
One wonders why it was a Dark point on the NWO-US-Zionist Empire Agenda…
Russian permanent representative to the U.N. Vitaly Churkin said that Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko had ordered a ceasefire within a radius of 40 kilometres of the MH17 jet crash
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UNITED NATIONS, July 31, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia fears that Kiev seeks to destroy evidence of Ukraine’s role in the crash of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane, Russian permanent representative to the U.N. Vitaly Churkin said on Wednesday, July 30.
He said Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko had ordered a ceasefire within a radius of 40 kilometres of the MH17 jet crash.
“However, the order was broken. Ukrainian officials set a new task – to mop up the area from militiamen and take the territory under control,” he said.
Such actions “violate U.N. Security Council Resolution 2136 and are fraught with the disastrous consequences for an impartial investigation of the tragedy”, Churkin said.
On July 28, the Russian delegation urged members of the U.N. Security Council to adopt “a statement for the press calling for a full, thorough and international investigation”.
“However, Russia’s proposed was blocked by certain U.N. Security Council members, who are against the implementation of Resolution 2166,” he said.
On July 17, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 passenger airliner on flight MH17 from the Dutch city of Amsterdam to the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine’s embattled Donetsk Region, killing all 298 people on board.