The Real “Snipers’ Massacre”, Ukraine, February 2014: Updated/Revised Working Paper

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Russian and Eurasian Politics

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by Gordon M. Hahn

The February Snipers’ Massacre:

Introduction

On February 18-20th there was a major escalation of the violence, ending in a massacre on the 20th. In the center of a European capitol over one hundred police and demonstrators were shot to death and hundreds more were wounded. Despite the heavy casualties suffered by police, Western governments, the opposition-turned government on the next day, and Western and Maidan media were unanimous in reporting that the massacre was ordered by President Yanukovych and that the shooting was initiated and carried out exclusively or nearly so by snipers from the state’s police and security organs using professional sniper rifles. To this day, most in Kiev believe it was more likely that Russian special forces organized and perhaps even carried out the slaughter. As discussed further below, the Maidan government’s chief of the Security Service of Ukraine, Kiev’s equivalent…

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