Formerly sidekick of ousted ex-president Viktor Yanukovych, the-then head of Presidential Administration Andriy Klyuyev shared a memory about the events of the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine in early 2014. According to him, in the afternoon of February 20, when dozens of unarmed Euromaidan protesters were gunned down by government snipers, Yanukovych was focused on preparing some sort of peace agreement. Ukrainska Pravda outlet reported this on Tuesday.
‘On February 20, after the lunchtime, Yanukovych called me to join him in the negotiation room. When I cam, I saw there German Foreign Minister Frank Walther Steinmeier. Yanukovych told me to get to my cabinet and gather a meeting with foreign ministers of France, Poland and Germany’, Klyuyev said.
According to him, Yanukovych was too busy with working on this document. ‘How could he ever order to shoot people?,’ he said, adding that the ex-President urged the conflicting sides to start negotiations already after the murders.
Klyuyev also said that the diplomats arrived to Kyiv at about 10 a.m. on February 20.
The mass murders of Euromaidan protesters took place in the morning of February 20; almost every one of them was killed before noon.