What is it about?

My article analyzes the Maidan massacre of the protesters and the police in Ukraine. The analysis of evidence, including several hundred witness testimonies, 2,000 videos, and 6,000 photos, and 30 gigabytes of radio intercepts, shows that this was a false-flag mass killing perpetrated with the involvement of far-right and oligarchic elements of the Maidan opposition. Testimonies by the absolute majority of wounded protesters and witnesses and forensic examinations by government experts for the Maidan massacre trial and investigation in Ukraine corroborate this finding. Five online video compilations visually demonstrate the findings of this study.

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Why is it important?

This mass killing led to the overthrow of the Yanukovych government and started the violent conflict which spiraled into the Russian annexation of Crimea, the civil war and Russian military interventions in Donbas, and the Ukraine–Russia and West– Russia conflicts which Russia drastically escalated by illegally invading Ukraine in February 2022.


This open-access peer-reviewed journal article is based on almost 10 years of my research of the Maidan massacre in Ukraine.

Ivan Katchanovski
University of Ottawa

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This page is a summary of: The “snipers’ massacre” on the Maidan in Ukraine, Cogent Social Sciences, October 2023, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/23311886.2023.2269685.
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