Tag "snipers on the Maidan"

Member of Polish Parliament Lies about Maidan Snipers

Several Russian media came out with headlines, such as “Snipers on Maidan Were Trained in Poland for American Money.” This sensational news was based on an interview with Polish presidential candidate and member of parliament, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, in the newspaper Wiadomosci, during which he made two false statements. The politician’s quote is translated correctly, though he is making up the facts: “In the European Parliament I was sitting near Urmas

Fake: MIA Claim Nigoian and Zhiznevskii Were Not Killed by the Police

On January 26, Segodnya.ua website published news piece about the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior Affairs (MIA) representative stating Sergei Nigoian and Mikhail Zhiznevskii, who had died on Maidan, had not been killed by the police. As turned out, that was not breaking news, but a repost of a year old article of Segonya.. It was further spread by: UNIAN, Gazeta.ua, 112, Obozrevatel, 24tv.ua, depo.ua, ubop.info and a number of others. Most of them removed it afterwards, though. The

Russian mass media produced the next dose of fakes about snipers on Maidan

TV-channel Russia-1 demonstrated another news item, which is supposed to prove that snipers killing people during the tragic events in February on Maidan were the members of the Right Sector (the news item starts from 1:08:30): As an argument, journalists adduce a statement of the fugitive former Head of the Ukrainian Security Service Oleksandr Yakimenko, who claims that the shots were being fired from the Philharmonic building, at that time

They say snipers that were shooting at Maydan are snipers shooting in Simferopol

Russian TV channel «Mir 2» erroneously reported that the General Prosecutor of Ukraine detained snipers shooting in Simferopol. As you may recall the incident happened in the evening of 18th March. A sniper was shooting in two directions from an unfinished building located near the military unit. Two people were killed as a result. In their story on “Mir 2” they are referring to the “RIA News” report, which in

Urmas Paet Did Not Confirm That Snipers Were Hired by Leaders of Maidan

The recording of conversation of the Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and the EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Catherine Ashton where Paet retells the story of snipers shooting both sides was posted on internet. The recording of phone talk of Paet and Ashton was uploaded on YouTube on Wednesday by the user named «Expertise Centre of the Russian Federation». The clip was accompanied by the message, according to which

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