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WASHINGTON — Ousted and exiled former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich is blamed for the deaths of anti-Russian protesters earlier this year, shot dead by police snipers.

Magness, Stavytsky, Ponomarenko, Payette, Yanukovich and Johnson attend a signing ceremony in KievReuters reported that Arseny Yatseniuk, the new prime minister, told them that Yanukovich was involved in the country’s security service (the SBU) using snipers to kill protesters.

More than 100 protesters were killed by the police snipers, but Yanukovich escaped justice when he fled the country and went to Russia. Yanukovich was ousted by a vote by the country’s parliament as the crisis reached a fever pitch.

The SBU acknowledged that those representing Russia’s FSB security forces had been at the SBU headquarters in the capital city of Kiev during the escalating protest movement. They also said that Russia flew in explosives to use against the protesters.

After Yanukovich’s ouster, Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin made the decision to annex the pro-Russian region of Crimea from the Ukrainians and felt they had a right to do so. After much international protest, weak sanctions, and seizing Ukrainian military bases, personnel and equipment in the peninsula, Russia has officially annexed the region. Ukraine officially pulled their military out of the region after they were trapped and virtually imprisoned for several weeks.

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  • Sister Rosetta

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    SATURDAY, APRIL 05, 2014
    Kiev Sniper Shootings: Lies v. Truth

    by Stephen Lendman

    [I’ve no way of knowing who is telling the truth here. Of one thing I’m sure – Above a certain level, we NEVER get the truth. And God forbid you should get uppity. Prepare to be quashed.]

    Ukraine putschist authorities are illegitimate. Arsen Avakov is interim interior minister. On Thursday he lied. He pointed fingers the wrong way.

    He outrageously accused Ukraine’s legitimate President Viktor Yanokovych, his interior minister Vitali Zakharchenko, and Russian security elements of direct involvement in Kiev sniper shootings.