Disinfo: Georgian snipers took orders from leaders of today’s Ukraine

Summary

New evidence that the snipers on Maidan square in February 2014 were Georgian and they took orders from people who are now leaders of Ukraine.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue98
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/02/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Georgia
  • Keywords: Euromaidan

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