#Commentary of Elena Melnick on publication of “Maidan” snipers’ revelations in Italian newspaper
The Italian newspaper “Il Giornale”, for various reasons, has posted an interesting material entitled “Version of sniper at Kiev slaughterhouse: “Opposition orders””, which was written on the basis of a documentary film called “Ukraine, hidden truth”, a fragment of which has been posted on its website.
Someone named Alexander Revazishvili recalls a tragic shootout of February 20, 2014, in Kiev in it, when a group of mysterious snipers opened fire on protesters and policemen: ʺEveryone started firing two or three shots at a time. It lasted fifteen, twenty minutes. We had no choice. We were ordered to shoot both the police and the demonstrators, without any difference. I was absolutely outraged.”
Alexander Revazishvili introduced himself as a former member of the Security Service of the ex-president of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili. There were two other people with him. They were hired by a military adviser of Saakashvili Mamuka Mamulashvili in Tbilisi and offered to support, together with other volunteers (Georgians and Lithuanians), demonstrators in Kiev in exchange for a reward of $5 thousand each. They left for Ukraine using false passports and came to “Maidan”. At first they were unarmed, weapons were handed over to them on February 18. “Each bag had three or four kinds of weapons, there were Makarov pistols, AKM assault rifles, carbines and ammo packs,ʺ the Italian newspaper quoted Revazishvili.
Next day, Mamulashvili sent them to the Conservatory building and the “Ukraine” hotel with the task of shooting at the square and wreak havoc. When Revazishvili asked Mamulashvili: ʺWho they have to shoot at?”. He answered: ʺIt does not matter who or where to fire at, you need to shoot in order to cause mayhem.ʺ
So far, these people have been silent and now they decide to expose their paymasters, because they did not pay: “At that time I had not understood, I had not been ready, then I realized. We were used. We were used and set up.”
The publication reports that this massacre changed the fates of Europe and Italy, causing a crisis followed by sanctions against Russia, and then counter-sanctions backfired on the Italian economy.
This material is interesting from several viewpoints. On the first hand, the truth about the key provocation of “Maidana” is beginning to get discovered, especially in the Western press that makes a fair assessment, including for Europe, of the consequences of the coup d’état in Ukraine.
On the second hand, is Saakashvili that dangerous that they decided to put him away at the cost of such revelation? Anyway, the revelations of the Georgian snipers shed light on the cynical methods of the so-called “Dignity revolution”, which give grounds for putting the perpetrators of this tragedy in the dock.
Elena Melnick, the DPR People’s Council deputy