Censor.NET reports citing Der Spiegel.
"So far, so well known. But then it becomes exciting - then comes the bit about the Maidan. Who in November 2013 had given the command to forcibly clear the square, at a time when only disappointed, unarmed students stood there? First, Yanukovych disputes that the Maidan was actually still peaceful. Then he confirmed that special units had been deployed, but the then Chief of the Security Council [Kliuiev Andrii Petrovych - Ed.] and the head of his Presidential Administration [Liovochkin Serhii Volodymyrovych - Ed.] were the ones responsible for this.
"And oligarch Dmytro Firtash, who has now fled to Vienna. They had their own game behind their backs, they had deceived him - lied and deceived," the article reads as translated from German and edited by Kyiv Post editor Euan MacDonald.
The fugitive ex-president kept saying he had always been deceived, Spiegel reports. Also by the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Poland when they came to Kyiv on Feb. 20, 2014.
"We negotiated an agreement with the opposition. I in fact agreed to everything I was proposed, including early presidential elections and one Constitutional change, just to avoid bloodshed. But all this was a masquerade from the outset...," ex-president said.
Nov. 30, 2013, Berkut soldiers forcibly dispersed activists from Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv after several days of peaceful protests against Ukraine's rapprochement with Russia instead of EU. Many protesters were beaten and wounded.
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