Parubiy is convinced about the presence of Russian snipers on the Maidan

Russia tried to strengthen confrontation on the Maidan during the revolution of Dignity, says first Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, former NSDC Secretary, head of Maidan self-Defense Andrey Parubiy.

The announcement of the ATO in April 2014 it was necessary for the presidential elections — Parubiy

«The influence of Russia, the FSB was how to best strengthen the opposition as to lead to conflict on the Maidan», — he told in interview to Agency «Interfax-Ukraine».

Parubiy expressed the conviction that on the Maidan was attended by Russian snipers.

«Our informants during these events talked about the group of Russian snipers, they go to positions under the protection of SBU», — he said.

Head of Maidan self-Defense noted that on February 18, 2014 issued 1.5 thousand Kalashnikovs as the staff of divisions of militia, and members of organized criminal groups «with the instruction to shoot the Maidan».

«These machines never actually talked. If, then, the Maidan has not entered the active phase, we would be there EN masse shot», — said Parubiy.

The announcement of the ATO in April 2014 it was necessary for the presidential elections — Parubiy

According to Parubiy, the announcement of anti-terrorist operation was way out of the situation when it was necessary to defend the country, declaring martial law to enable the holding of presidential elections.

«We knew that the presidential elections and the election of a legitimate President — for us no less important thing than war. Had to solve two critical issues simultaneously – the military, the protection of the country against aggression, and conduct of the elections», — he said.

Parubiy noted that the question of introducing military situation was one of the key points of the discussion at the meetings of the Council with the beginning of Russian aggression.

«We knew that the military situation will not allow for presidential elections. And in the absence of martial law, the army says, you don’t touch us, please give us a formal ground, on the basis of what may be involved army,» said ex-Secretary of the NSDC.

He added: «We needed to find a format through which he could not stop the political process and could use the army to organize the defense. So there was an anti-terrorist operation as a format that allowed us to officially engage the army and not to stop the political process».

Previously Parubiy said that the government can stabilize the situation in political circles and to keep the exchange rate reform, therefore, early elections cannot be and speeches.




Parubiy is convinced about the presence of Russian snipers on the Maidan 20.02.2016

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