Published On: Wed, Mar 5th, 2014
nsnbc : A leaked, recorded phone conversation between EU Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton and Estonian Foreign Minister, reveals that the snipers, who shot protesters and police in Kiev, have been hired by Maidan leaders. The Estonian Foreign Ministry confirmed the authenticity of the recording, brought to you here in nsnbc.
“There is now a stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers, it was not Yanukovich, but it was somebody from the new coalition”, said Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Catherine Ashton, who relpied:
“I think we do want to investigate. I mean, I didn’t pick that up, that’s interesting. Gosh”.
The telephone call took place after the Estonian Foreign Minister’s visit to Kiev on 25 February, following the most heated battles after the Western-backed “opposition” broke the German, French and Polish brokered agreement between the government of President Victor Yanukovich and security forces in the Ukrainian capital. Subsequently, the new, self-appointed government illegitimately passed repressive legislation that caused the onset of the split between the western and eastern Ukraine.
The Estonian Foreign Minister also recalled a conversation with a doctor who treated those shot by snipers in Kiev. She said that both protesters and police were shot at by the same people. Paet stressed:
“And second, what was quite disturbing, this same Olga [Bogomolets] told as well that all the evidence shows that the people who were killed by snipers from both sides, among policemen and then people from the streets, that they were the same snipers killing people from both sides,
Ashton’s response was “Well, yeah…that’s, that’s terrible.”, after which Paet continued:
“So that she then also showed me some photos she said that as a medical doctor, she can say that it is the same handwriting, the same type of bullets, and it’s really disturbing that now the new coalition, that they don’t want to investigate what exactly happened”.
The Russian TV channel RT reports that Olga Bogomolets was the main doctor of the Maidan mobile clinic when protests turned violent in Kiev. She treated the gravely injured and helped to organize their transportation to neighboring countries, who had expressed a willingness to treat those with severe wounds, reports RT.
The doctor reportedly blamed the wounds on and deaths on snipers from the start, which confirms initial statements from the Yanukovich government and pathologists who concluded that the police had not had weapons and that the munitions used were inconsistent with munitions used by the Ukrainian government.
The Estonian FM described the whole sniper issue as “disturbing” and added, “it already discredits from the very beginning” the new Ukrainian power. His overall impressions of what he saw during his one-day trip to Kiev are “sad,” Paet said during the conversation. Peat stressed that the Ukrainian people don’t trust the Maidan leaders, with all the opposition politicians slated to join the new government “having dirty past.”
The file was reportedly uploaded to the web by officers of Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) loyal to ousted President Viktor Yanukovich, who hacked Paet’s and Ashton’s phones. 94 people were killed and another 900 injured during the standoff between police and protesters at Maidan Saquare in Kiev last month.
Conversation and Tape could be an “authentic” Plant: Some analysts, includingnsnbc’s Christof Lehmann, however, warn that although the tape, admittedly, is genuine, it could be willfully planted by those EU leaders who may have been involved in organizing the violent coup, thus blaming “radical members of the opposition” while covering up their own involvement. nsnbc will follow up on the developments.
Ch/L – nsnbc 05.03.2014