Censor.NET reports citing the Radio Svoboda interview with Oleksii Donskyi, prosecutor of the procedural guidelines unit for criminal proceedings of the Investigation Department of the Special Investigation Administration of the GPU, who leads the investigation of the Kharkiv 'titushky case,' as well as several other cases connected with Maidan crimes.
Asked about the 'Russian trace' in the executions on Maidan in Feb., 2014, the prosecutor said that the GPU has no confirmed data about participation of Russian snipers. However, the nationality of snipers does not matter as much as the purpose for which they were used and the authority who used them.
'Russian trace' is represented by identified telephone numbers of some subscribers of Russian telecom operators. The chain of events includes shootings on Feb. 18, 2014; murders on Instytutska str. on Feb. 20; Kharkiv Congress on Feb. 22, and escape of Yanukovych from Ukraine on Feb. 22-23. "Having analyzed Yanukovych's and Azarov's contacts, we traced 'participation' of the same subscribers of Russian telecom operators. Based on the facts that we have established, these users are connected with the Russian uniformed agencies" he said.
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Donskyi noted that the group of Russian subscribers in question first contacted the subscribers of Ukrainian mobile operators on Feb. 18 and actively communicated with Yanukovych and his security directly during the Feb. 20 murders.
Later, on Feb. 22-23, some of the subscribers were spotted in the Donetsk region. Simultaneously they contacted the security of Yanukovych and a senior officer of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The name of the latter is established, but kept in secret.
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