Tag Archives: The Snipers Massacre on the Maidan

Ukraine | “Coverage of the Maidan massacre by the mainstream media in the West involves gross misrepresentation”, says Prof. Ivan Katchanovski

Ivan Katchanovski teaches at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. He was Visiting Scholar at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. Ivan Katchanovski is the author, among other things, of Cleft Countries: Regional Political Divisions and Cultures in Post-Soviet Ukraine and Moldova and co-author of Historical Dictionary of Ukraine.

Ukraine | Sniper massacre in Kiev: a new analysis

by Ivan Katchanovski

My new 3 minute-long online video appendix for the APSA Annual Meeting paper on the Maidan massacre visually reveals for the first time latent content of flying bullets, debris, and bullet casings in the well-known but misrepresented videos. It makes clearly apparent shooting from directions of Maidan-controlled locations in directions of Maidan protesters during the Maidan massacre in Kyiv in Ukraine and a massacre of Maidan protesters in Khmelnytskyi.

Maidan massacre: four years later

An unprecedented event took place in the European Parliament. On the margins of the ongoing EU summit, new investigative materials concerning the tragic incidents that took place in Maidan in 2014 were presented. In the coference uder the title „Maidan revolution 4 years later”, hosted by MEP Bill Etheridge, attended the representatives of many human rights organizations,  media and the European parliamentarians. There was present also the Scottish MEP David Coburn. Latvian MEP Miroslav Mitrofanov who showed special interest in presentation invited all the speakers to his office to discuss possible means of action.

Ukraine | New Maidan Massacre Bombshell

by Ivan Katchanovski

Another Maidan massacre bombshell: In a documentary broadcast by an Israeli TV channel, two more Georgians stated that they had orders to shoot both police and protesters in order to continue Maidan protests and overthrow the Yanukovych government. They gave similar testimonies to testimonies provided by three other Georgians to the Italian, Macedonian and Israeli TV, Russian media, and Berkut lawyers about involvement of two Maidan leaders from then the Fatherland Party, who became senior government leaders (Parubii and Pashynsky), and Saakashvili’s military adviser in the Maidan massacre. Parubii, who currently heads the Ukrainian parliament, was also previously a leader of the neo-Nazi Social National Party, which later became Svoboda, and its paramilitary wing, called Patriot of Ukraine, which became a part of the Right Sector during the Maidan. These two Georgians also gave similar testimony about the involvement of an ex-US military sniper and Parasiuk in this mass killing and that Saakashvili attended one of their meetings. They stated that they were based in the Hotel Ukraina and the Music Conservatory and saw there about two dozen snipers, in particular, from Georgia, Ukraine and Estonia.

Ukraine | ‘Shoot at All Targets on Maidan’: New Evidence of Georgian Snipers

On February 20, 2014, unknown snipers shot at people gathered on Kiev’s central Maidan square killing 49 protesters and four police officers. Local opposition leaders, as well as US and EU representatives, were quick to point a finger at the “regime of Viktor Yanukovych.” Still, an official investigation failed to produce any results with the culprits still at large.