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Prize-Winning US Documentary: West Implicated in January Massacre Which Started Ukraine Crisis

We don't agree with everything in it, but its very well done, and worth watching if you don't know much about the issue. Full video below.


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A new prize-winning American documentary film directed by John Beck Hofmann has been released which suggests that the snipers who killed 100 demonstrators on Kiev's central square in January and February of this year may have been working for pro-western groups seeking to overthrow the then president, who was pro-Russian.  The full video can be seen at the end of this article.

This is precisely the opposite of what the western media reported at the time.

Even though it sounds like old news, it is very interesting to have a look back at some of the events that caused the bloody civil war we are witnessing right now in Ukraine.

We all remember leaked conversation of Estonian Foreign Minister and his claims that snipers that killed protestors were most likely hired by Maidan protest leaders. 

A few days ago, even Reuters, which usually has a strong anti-Russian bias when covering Russia, ran a special report in which they expose "serious flaws" in Maidan massacre probe.

At the time of the sniper killings, although no thorough investigation had been conducted, the blame was immediately placed on the officers who served under Yanukovich and Russia.

In the film, we hear opinions of several experts (professional snipers, FBI and a number of interesting people) about the scene of the crime and who, indeed, could have killed the so-called "Heavenly Hundred" mostly members of neo-Nazi militant groups.

The documentary doesn't discuss who killed more than 50 policeman since that is already known -members of Ukrainian militant groups, many of them also killed during Maidan riots.

The documentary doesn't take sides and we disagree with some of what it says, but still, it is a worthwhile 50 minutes if you've been getting your info about the massacre from the western mainstream media.

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