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Video: Maidan murders: 1 year on, still no justice over Kiev massacre

 

A year after unidentified snipers gunned down dozens of protesters and police officers in central Kiev, the post-coup government rejects evidence that alleges protester involvement in the crimes, which paved the way to regime change in Ukraine.

During last year’s clashes between Ukrainian anti-government protesters and riot police some 20 police officers and over 100 protesters – now revered as ‘the heavenly hundred’ in Ukraine – were killed. The majority were victims of the February 20, 2014, incident in which unidentified snipers started shooting on both sides of Independence Square and the adjacent Instituskaya Street. The mass killings were the tipping point of the 2014 Maidan protest, escalating the already violent confrontation into an armed coup

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