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The top law enforcement official for ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who is now a fugitive fleeing mass murder charges, had planned an even greater bloodbath to suppress the EuroMaidan anti-government protests, according to Batkivshchyna Party lawmaker Hennadii Moskal, who said he has documents to prove his allegations.

Had the plans been fully executed for what was code named operation Boomerang and Operation Wave, more lives would have been lost than the nearly 100 people who died during clashes between protesters and police since the start of EuroMaidan on Nov. 21. Most of the deaths came on Feb. 20 when sniper fire shot from behind police lines or riot-control police killed many protesters.

According to Moskal, ex-Interior Minister Valeriy Zakharchenko was aware of the operations and gave orders to shoot at protesters.

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