"Those preparing provocations outside the Verkhovna Rada on Aug. 31 expected them to be more disastrous. It was planned to use not one, but seven grenades. The first one, while protected by smoke, had to explode amid the ranks of the National Guard soldiers, prompting them to use weapons. By the way, according to instructions, when arms are used, they are obliged to respond adequately. After that, six more grenades were supposed to hit the parliament building's windows," Turchynov said during Livyi Bereh with Sonia Koshkina TV show, Censor.NET reports.
"It was assumed that the National Guard would use weapons causing numerous casualties among the protesters, that it would be rather difficult to figure out the first to have shot," he added.
When asked to name the plan's masterminds, Turchynov said: "The organizers will be announced during the investigation. They will be imprisoned."
He allowed the removal of immunity of a number of deputies, should the investigation establish their involvement in the rioting.
"If it is proved that they participated in these actions directly and as organizers, the immunity will be removed," the NSDC secretary stated.
The full version of the interview with Turchynov, in which he evaluates the possibility of advance of Russian troops, arms supply to Ukraine from the West, prospects of his premiership, will be released today at 11 p.m. on 24 Channel.
As reported earlier, on Tuesday, Ukraine's president Poroshenko said that one more grenade was to hit a window of the Verkhovna Rada on Aug. 31.