2 March 2014, 14:24

Western mercenaries fought in Maidan protests – witness

Western mercenaries fought in Maidan protests – witness

Quite a few mercenaries from the United States, Germany, Turkey, Poland and other countries formed part of the Euromaidan activists and militants, said one such activist, arrested by Russian border-guards in Russia’s Bryansk Region, who said his name is Vladislav.

He said in an interview with the Russia-24 TV channel on Sunday that the foreigners in question had come to Kiev’s Independence Square wearing military uniform, some were even armed.

“They came in wearing similar military uniforms. I often saw them scheming with captains of self-defense groups and signing some papers. I can even tell you their approximate numbers. There was about 60 Americans. Germans totalled some 30, 40 or 50 men. There were also Poles, Turks and many others,” the arrested man said.

When speaking of the current situation on Kiev’s Maidan, the arrested said that the people in the square are wicked, drugged and/or drunk etc., and have nothing to do.

The young Russian, who said he’d gone to Kiev as a tourist in quest of adventures also mentioned the Euromaidan militants’ atrocious treatment of people. The Right Sector commanders beat to a pulp those who refused to take orders from them. But some people were just taken to a nearby basement and shot in the head, Vladislav said.

He added that Right-Sector militants are now busy looting homes and apartments of disgraced politicians. Some are said to be looking for property ownership certificates, selling abandoned cars and seizing estates that belonged to the deposed Party of Regions’ lawmakers. Vladislav also said that looting militants were going to spend the cash on black-market firearms.

The Russian mercenary fled Kiev after a quarrel with one such commander when he decided not to tempt fate any longer. He confessed to having given an interview to a TV channel where he warned Ukrainians “not to mess with Russia.” Following his public speech he was allegedly nabbed by Maidan rebels and accused of betrayal, but managed to get out alive after convincing the command of his loyalty.

Russian police are currently investigating the story of the suspected “mercenary”. Vladislav may face up to eight years in jail for his foreign escapade.

Meanwhile, Maidan mercenaries are getting more and more out of hand, with some of them uploading videos to YouTube where they threaten the current Turchynov regime with violence. In one of such infamous video tapes, a Chechen-mercenary-turned-Maidan-activist Alexander Musychko, also known as Sasha Bilyi, has vowed revenge on Ukraine’s acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

Voice of Russia, Interfax, Mir 24

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