posted on Mar, 1 2014 @ 09:47 AM
An armed right-wing protester as reported by Western media.
Last month's revolution in Ukraine saw thousands of students, workers and families take to the streets to demand political reform.
But amongst the crowds of ordinary citizens were a small number of far-right groups, who were often responsible for the most organised and violent
That's about all the BBC article says, however this is important because there is one key difference in the U.S. view on the Kiev protests and the
Russian view. The U.S. thinks that the gunshot wounds inflicted on 22 or so protesters were from "Police Snipers" while Russia maintains they were
from "right-wing protesters."
Russia states that the police were only equipped with non-lethal weapons, and the protesters had gunshot wounds from bullets. I have collected the
following pictures from RT showing armed protesters.
That looks like a pistol.
Someone on ATS said the above picture was not a real gun, but a pellet gun or some such. I was unable to find any pictures of police snipers in Kiev,
despite intense Google Image searching -feel free to check.
Russian Senators Vote to Use Stabalizing Military Forces on Ukaranian Territory -
The common notion was that since the power was seized in Kiev, the situation has only been deteriorating with radical nationalists rapidly coming
to power and threatening the lives of those opposing their actions, most notably the Russian citizens living in Ukraine.
Here, you can see that Russia is preparing to enter combat in Ukraine - and it cites the armed protesters and the "coup" as a reason.
edit on 01amSat, 01 Mar 2014 09:50:56 -0600kbamkAmerica/Chicago by darkbake because: (no reason given)