Lugansk prosecutors open criminal case against former Georgian president – world



LUGANSK, October 5. / TASS /. The General Prosecutor’s Office of the Lugansk People’s Republic has opened criminal proceedings against former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, currently detained in Georgia.

As emerges from a press release uploaded to the PGO website, it was established that a group of snipers arrived in Kiev from Georgia at Saakashvili’s invitation at the end of 2013. In late February, snipers opened fire on protesters and police at Independence Square in Kiev.

In December 2017, a court investigating the case of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych saw video recordings proving shots were fired from a hotel building and the Kyiv Conservatory during the Maidan protests in 2014. Two mercenaries – both Georgian citizens – agreed to testify in court by video link under oath, they had been brought to Kiev to start unrest.

One of Yanukovych’s lawyers later said that the masterminds of the mass unrest involving the use of firearms were former speaker of parliament Andrei Parubiy and former MP Sergey Pashinsky. Both were acting on orders from Pyotr Poroshenko and Mikhail Saakashvili.

The shooting at Independence Square in Kiev on February 20, 2014, claimed the lives of 78 civilians and 13 police officers.


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