Thursday, March 06, 2014

Dirty tricks in Ukraine?

The recording of a call between the Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union, Catherine Ashton, is available here.

The authenticity of the call was confirmed by Estonia.

The call took place after Estonia’s Foreign Minister Urmas Paet visited Kiev on February 25, following the peak of clashes between the pro-EU protesters and security forces in the Ukrainian capital.........
During the conversation, Paet stressed that “there is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers, it was not Yanukovich, but it was somebody from the new coalition.”

According to the Estonian FM, “all the evidence shows” that the “same snipers” at Maidan were shooting at people from both sides – the police and the protesters.

Ashton reacted to the information by saying: “Well, yeah…that’s, that’s terrible,” adding that the matter is worth investigating.

If this about the snipers is true, then please spare us the moralizing.