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Former Interior Minister: the Ukrainian leadership did not give the order to shoot at demonstrators on the Maidan

Neither Yanukovych nor other Ukrainian leaders gave orders to use weapon during the protests on the Maidan, which began in November 2013 g, passes RIA News statement of the former Interior Minister of Ukraine Vitaly Zakharchenko.

Former Interior Minister: the Ukrainian leadership did not give the order to shoot at demonstrators on the Maidan
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“No, neither I gave such teams, there were no such teams from the president either,” said the ex-minister during the Moscow-Kiev teleconference, organized by the Russia Today agency.

“Answering your question - did they give the command to be shot, I repeat once again - we didn’t have such a need at all. We considered it then, and above all, the President thought so, to be wrong and inexpedient to use force, namely, armament against those gathered on the Maidan ",
added on.

The newspaper reminds that after the seizure of power in February of 2014, the new “Maidan” government accused the special forces “Berkut” of special forces, which allegedly used weapons by order of Viktor Yanukovych, to kill more than 100 activists. The shooting of the protesters was then suspected around 20-t "Berkutovtsy." The investigation into the “snipers case” has not yet been completed.
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  1. Smoked
    Smoked 25 February 2016 09: 29
    And now what difference is that ?!
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    2. siberalt
      siberalt 25 February 2016 09: 31
      That's it. First you need to give out weapons and ammunition, and then order. The crime is already that they were not handed out for use according to the situation. It is a pity how many guys were killed for the stinking tobacco.
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 25 February 2016 10: 14
        Quote: siberalt
        That's it. First you need to give out weapons and ammunition, and then order. The crime is already that they were not handed out for use according to the situation.

        Distributed, but not the same and the wrong. Some fake "Berkuts" were shown on TV. Allegedly operational filming of pravosekov.

        First, with yellow bandages on the left sleeve.

        Secondly, who are shod in sneakers, who in what.

        And third, the most important thing. Anyone with an infantry instructor in the army will confirm that as in Soviet times, first graders were given a pen at school in the right hand, so the weapon instructor on the rifle gives in the right hand... This is then, if necessary, learn to shoot from the left, from an awkward position, "to rustle" ... And they give a weapon to the right. No wonder the extractors work to the right... The current shkolota has handwriting like chicken paw, because now they are not forced to write right. And two-thirds of these fake "Berkuts" were holding a weapon on their left hand !!! Real "Berkuts", of course, are young, their Soviet instructors did not teach them about rifle, but those who taught their instructors were taught according to Soviet rules and without need such a person will not take a weapon on his left hand!

        Conclusion - those, supposedly "Berkuts", which a flock of 20-25 people fired in all directions, which Ukraine under the guise of "criminals shooting their people on a criminal order" showed the whole world - The usual disguised pravoseki ....

        And there’s nothing to investigate here .... The usual provocation in the style and on the advice of the United States. Those in general have an empire of self-arrows ... Only Kuev has no mind. They think that if Potroshenko saw nothing other than chocolates in his life, that's all. Well this is how many boobies you need to be - burn yourself with the mummers of the whole world !!!!

        Py.Sy. About "right-left". I myself am right-handed, I shot equally from both, but in a calm state I will take my weapon in my right. Father and grandfather were left-handed, they did everything with their left, but they held the spoon, fountain pen and weapon with their right.
    3. vlad66
      vlad66 25 February 2016 09: 39
      Quote: Smoked
      And now what difference is that ?!

      Yes, no, in principle, everyone knows who shot and who and why, only everyone is silent or use the materials for their own purposes.
      1. cniza
        cniza 25 February 2016 09: 43
        Everyone knows, everyone understands and continues to politically cover criminals and murderers ... the junta is the junta.
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    4. Imperialkolorad
      Imperialkolorad 25 February 2016 09: 40
      And the difference is that the true culprits, even after a while, should bear the deserved punishment.
    5. Giant thought
      Giant thought 25 February 2016 09: 43
      The weakness of Yanukovych himself and his team led to such a deplorable result, which is quite natural, because the huckster by definition cannot be a staunch fighter and politician.
  2. Limon1972
    Limon1972 25 February 2016 09: 30
    You can’t hide the awl in the bag ... Although now it really is no difference sad
  3. chikenous59
    chikenous59 25 February 2016 09: 33
    Those who need it have long known the whole truth.
    Crimea was not just saved from the Nazis.
  4. Egoza
    Egoza 25 February 2016 09: 42
    So in vain did not give the order! All with an eye on Europa acted. So we got it! Now try to wash!
    1. Lelek
      Lelek 25 February 2016 11: 59
      Quote: Egoza
      So we got it! Now try to wash!

      Nobody thinks and will not wash. The principle operates here - the main thing is to crow, and there at least don't dawn. "Sponsors" this "crow" will pick up, support and replicate on the entire earthly chicken coop. And that's done. Not a single reproach against the Banderlog, but how much dirt has been poured on the "golden eagle", on those who burned down in the Odessa flame, on the LPR militias. Lena, you yourself cited the figures of the inmates in the SBU dungeons only for expressing your opinion or the guards' ribbon. But the West will never tell about it, no way to compromise "their sons of bitches". And that is why they do not need to wash themselves. yes
  5. OlegV
    OlegV 25 February 2016 09: 43
    ...... Ukrainian leadership .....

    Is it THESE or what? heads ..... damn
  6. Vadxnumx
    Vadxnumx 25 February 2016 09: 51
    Moral 3.14 ... sy, Yanukovych and everyone who was with him !!!
    Because of their spinelessness, Ukraine turned into a "Banana Republic" ...
  7. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 25 February 2016 10: 01
    Ukraine, will you ever come loose from us, huh? Here is a self-propelled gimor.
    1. Mihalich17
      Mihalich17 25 February 2016 10: 11
      The hardest thing for a sailor’s wife is to wait.
      Day after day, month after month wait.
      Wait for the husband to finally go to sea.
      1. EvgNik
        EvgNik 25 February 2016 10: 24
        Quote: Mihalich17
        Wait for the husband to finally go to sea.

        Fair remark. I have a brother traveling abroad, a fisherman. He himself was not married, but he wandered about such wives. Therefore, he did not marry.
  8. gozmos
    gozmos 25 February 2016 10: 11
    -12 qualifying.
    "Former Interior Minister: the Ukrainian leadership did not give an order to shoot at the demonstrators on the Maidan"
    Government just hinted
  9. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 25 February 2016 10: 22
    The idiocy of these generals knows no bounds. Who is being sculpted? Not when the special units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs did not receive live ammunition without orders, they will not open fire on people and the minister is on the sidelines here. Bullshit .....
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 25 February 2016 10: 55
      Quote: avg-mgn
      and the minister is on the sidelines. Bullshit .....

      Was it weak to use water cannons? And just to take away the "kids" with clubs and "bird cherry"? Usa as in Europ would be. Now the general does not need to make excuses! Such guys died! am
  10. rustemkm
    rustemkm 25 February 2016 10: 25
    yes it was necessary to use weapons, it is NECESSARY !!!
    Yanukovych would give the order to Berkut and in an hour the Maidan would be dispersed and there would not be these problems in Ukraine now.
    And if during the acceleration a couple of Bendera were dunked by a couple, the loss is not great, they themselves are to blame.
  11. Evil 55
    Evil 55 25 February 2016 10: 27
    Recently, the UKRALinsk Defense Minister Poltorak presented to the snipers who distinguished themselves on the Maidan with a personal weapon: Yaytsenyukh-Thompson with a drilled barrel and 200 rounds of rounds, Pastor-Mauser without a striker with two magazines, and Petenka Pig a copy of the UKRALinsky Bukh anti-aircraft system, even without plastic missiles ...just in case
  12. Vladimir
    Vladimir 25 February 2016 10: 36
    Who is who and the Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs should be aware of such business, the guilty parties are unequivocal on both sides and I personally feel sorry for those and those for they died in vain in a stupid and bad mess.
  13. Egoza
    Egoza 25 February 2016 10: 58
    Comrades military! But do you know cases when the commander assumes responsibility without waiting for instructions from above? Maybe that was the case here?
  14. weksha50
    weksha50 25 February 2016 11: 10
    "Former head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs: the Ukrainian leadership did not give an order to shoot at demonstrators on the Maidan" ...

    An empty talk on this subject ... As well as about who shot down the Malaysian Boeing ...

    The culprits were immediately appointed ... Our grandchildren will find out the truth (maybe), and that is unlikely ...

    PS By the way, note: the question of the Malaysian Boeing is still sometimes raised, but the death of a Russian airbus with a mass of people has already died out ... The "Enlightened" West is not interested in this topic ...
  15. Scud
    Scud 25 February 2016 11: 50
    Yanukovych scum still that. All presidents, even Yushchenko, though formally, made their first visit to the Mother See. Yanukovych immediately flew into Brussels. And save your skin in Russia. Any break with Russia — economic, ideological, military — leads to the death of this dill territory.
  16. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 25 February 2016 12: 09
    On the Maidan, the same thing happened as at the White House in Russia in 1991. The provocateurs fired on both opposing sides to incite hostility and hatred. This is a well-known technique and has been used for a long time, primarily by US intelligence agencies.
  17. mr.grin19z
    mr.grin19z 25 February 2016 12: 12
    right now, you can blame anything on Yanukovych but there is no blood on his hands and you are drowning in it western henchmen now it’s too late to drink Borjomi you have condemned the country to the complete destruction of the goblin
  18. Yakow
    Yakow 25 February 2016 13: 10
    Quote: Oles
    Everyone doesn’t give a damn what the official investigation of Kiev will say, for the switchmen on duty are appointed, and the stupid ragul will honestly believe that Vladimir Vladimirovich was shooting, and Porechenkov was delivering cartridges.

    Exactly said! I have most of the so-called. "friends" who immediately and who gradually took the Tseuropean position. According to the zomboyaschik, they are being told a thousand times a day about the Russian aggression and the vile Putin. All the troubles that are happening in the country are believed to be due to Putin. They don't want to listen to any arguments AT ALL!
    Screaming, drooling, and bulging eyes begin immediately. I’m just shocked that two years ago I considered them normal, adequate people, they loved and respected me in the company, and now I am a terrorist and separatist. Because it is categorically dangerous to have the opposite opinion on the outskirts ...
  19. mamont5
    mamont5 26 February 2016 12: 36
    "Neither Yanukovych, nor other Ukrainian leaders gave the order to use weapons during the protests on the Maidan, which began in November 2013, RIA Novosti reports a statement by the former head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Vitaly Zakharchenko"

    But in vain. They would have killed a dozen militants, arrested a dozen or two, the rest would have fled, and hid for a long time, now this would not have happened.
    What now is the point to regret ?! We have what we have.