Moscow Was Behind 2014 Deaths Of Protesters In Kiev

February 20, 2015 9:24 PM

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking on the one-year anniversary of a bloody day of anti-government protests in Kiev that precipitated the ouster of his Moscow-backed predecessor, accuses Russia of having a direct role in the killing of dozens of activists.

Poroshenko told a crowd gathered for the first anniversary of the clashes that a top Kremlin aide, Vladislav Surkov, "led the organization of groups of foreign snipers on [Kiev's] Maidan."

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