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Politics 2019-08-15T05:08:09+03:00
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Ex-Head Of General Staff Zamana: Lebedev, Yakymenko, Pshonka Demanded Using Army For Putting Down Euromaidan P

Ex-Head Of General Staff Zamana: Lebedev, Yakymenko, Pshonka Demanded Using Army For Putting Down Euromaidan Protests In February 2014

Kyiv, Euromaidan, armed forces, Viktor Yanukovych, Volodymyr Zamana, Pavlo Lebedev, Oleksandr Yakymenko, Viktor Pshonka

Former head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Volodymyr Zamana has stated that former minister of defense Pavlo Lebedev, head of Security Service of Ukraine Oleksandr Yakymenko and prosecutor general Viktor Pshonka demanded using Army Forces to disperse Euromaidan in February 2014.

Zamana testified this at the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv during witness statements under a high treason case against former President Viktor Yanukovych, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

Zamana also testified that in February 2014, Lebedev prepared orders to deploy military formations to Kyiv to be used for countering street protesters.

"The Armed Forces were supposed to be called in to protect municipal objects and uphold a constitutional order," Zamana said.

According to him, the Army was not to apply weapon.

But, beside that, on February 18, 2014, at the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Yakymenko and Pshonka demanded from Zamana to call in Army to put down protests.

Then Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces refused to do this reasoning there were no lawful grounds for this.

At the same time, he agreed to deploy military helicopters Mi-8 in Vasylkiv (Kyiv region).

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on Thursday, the court started taking witness statements from Zamana under a high treason case against former President Viktor Yanukovych.


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