March 31, 2014

Russian-Trained Killers in Kiev

Jamie Dettmer, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

Most of the photographs accompanying this article were taken on February 20, and they appear to reveal the truth about who carried out the shootings in Independence Square on that day—a fateful one for both Ukraine and for Europe, which suddenly witnessed the continent’s worst political violence of the 21st century. The pictures shared exclusively with The Daily Beast show members of a crack anti-terrorist unit known as the Alfa Team in the courtyard of the headquarters of Ukraine’s feared state security service, the SBU, preparing themselves for battle.

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TAGGED: Euromaidan, Kiev, Ukraine, Russia

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