3rd part of Feb 20, 2014 Maidan killings reconstruction footage compilation released

19:50, 10 March 2017
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The third part was published today of the second edition of a documentary titled "Vysota Zhovtnevy" [Zhovtnevy Height],  a thoroughly compiled video compilation showing tragic events at the Maidan on a day when Yanukovych forces slammed down on pro-European protesters, and numerous participants of the Revolution of Dignity were killed.

RFE/RL

The compilation covers the time from 10:58 to 17:31, with a 4:1 timelapse for the intervals 12:33 -15:03, 15:05-16:23, 16:27-16:45, and 17:00 -17:31, according to Censor.net.

Protesters shot during this period:

11:28 – Oleksandr Khrapachenko – killed;

11:42 - Olesya Zhukovska – wounded;

11:43 - Vitaliy Smolensky – killed;

16:50 – Volodymyr Melnychuk – killed.

Between 16:51 and 17:00, one of the cameramen is filming in the assembly hall of the headquarters of the Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine, where the burnt body of Volodymyr Topiy had already lay for 1.5 days by that time. Viewer discretion is highly advised.

Read alsoThird anniversary of Maidan massacre: Ukraine honors memory of Heavenly Hundred Heroes (Video)Throughout a one-hour period (from 11:24 to 12:18) some eight or nine ambulances drove to the National Bank of Ukraine head office. However, the law enforcers blocked their further passage to the wounded. Riot police positioned themselves at a barricade made of concrete blocks. Any medical assistance was blocked at the time for the badly wounded protesters, like Oleksandr Khrapachenko, who was just 250 meters away from paramedics.

Read alsoTurchynov names masterminds behind plans to start carnage at Kyiv's MaidanIt is noted that deliberately hindering the provision of emergency medical care, which led to death, is equivalent to murder. 

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