Prosecutor General: Snipers involved in Maidan killings are Ukrainian citizens

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March 21, 2014, 2:14 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

An Orthodox Christian priest blesses a protester shot dead on Feb. 20 by a police sniper.
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The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office has identified a number of individuals involved in murdering people at Kyiv's main square Maidan, and for now these are Ukrainian citizens only, acting Prosecutor General Oleh Makhnitsky said.

"These individuals have been identified but I can not reveal their surnames. A number of circumstances on making these shots have been determined and their locations have been determined," Makhnitsky said on Channel 5 on March 20.

When asked which country they were from, Makhnitsky said: "As of today, the list of people we have identified…this list will be expanded, everything depends on certain circumstances, now the agency checks continue, so as of now this list includes Ukrainian citizens only."

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