As the EU announces that it will be making $15 billion in grants and loans available to the new Ukrainian government, a phone call between the Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and EU Chief Catherine Ashton has emerged in which Peat reveals that those behind the killings of police and demonstrators may be members of the new coalition.
In the tape, confirmed as authentic by the Estonian Foreign Ministry, Urmas Paet passes on information which he says he was given by Dr. Olga Bogmolets, a leading member of the Maidan protest who attended the wounded and dying.
According to Paet “all the evidence shows that people who were killed by snipers from both sides, among policemen and people from the streets, that they were the same snipers killing people from both sides… it’s really disturbing that now there the new coalition, that they don’t want to investigate what exactly happened. So that there is now a stronger and stronger understanding that behind snipers it was not Yanukovich, but it was somebody from the new coalition.”
Listen to the full conversation here:
The information adds considerable weight to earlier suggestions that the group behind the sniper attacks may have been the paramilitary neo-fascist UNA-UNSO, part of Ukraine’s Right Sector and one of the many extreme right-wing organisations to have benefitted from the recent coup.
The information also tallies with President Yanukovic’s denial that he gave the order to shoot protestors and may help to explain the international arrest warrant issued by Russia for the arrest of Right Sector leader and current Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Dmytro Yarosh this morning.
Readers may consider contacting Western news outlets to ask why they are not covering this story, as well as suggesting to their representatives that financial aid to the new Ukrainian authorities be contingent on free and fair elections, a proper international investigation of all the deaths on the Maidan, the exclusion of neo-Fascists from the current government and respect for the human rights of all citizens of Ukraine, including Russian speakers.