Participants in 2014 Ukrainian coup confess

Eric Zuesse

The overthrow of the democratically elected President of Ukraine in February 2014 was one of the most important geostrategic occurrences during the past century, because it led to the breakaway from Ukraine of the two regions — Crimea and Donbass — that had been the most opposed to the overthrow, and that had voted over 75% for the President who had been overthrown. And those two breakaways from Ukraine were then presented in the U.S.-allied “The West” as having resulted from ‘Russian aggression’, which then became punished, first by economic sanctions against Russia, and then by massive NATO military buildups on Russia’s borders. But, now, some of the participants in the coup are going public about the matter, because the people who had hired them cheated even them.

The Italian newspaper Il Giornale, and Italian Mediaset Matrix TV, Chanel 5, issued, on November 15th, confessions by a few of the snipers who on 20 February 2014 fired down into the crowd of “Maidan” demonstrators and police, in order “to sow chaos,” as they say that they had been instructed to do.

The Georgian mercenary Alexander Revazishvilli said: “Everyone started shooting two or three shots at a time. It went on for fifteen, twenty minutes. We had no choice. We were ordered to shoot both on the police and the demonstrators, without any difference.” This account is entirely consistent with the leaked phone-conversation on 26 February 2014 in which Urmas Paet, the investigator whom the EU had assigned to determine whom to blame for the snipers and their massive bloodshed during the overthrow, informed the EU’s Foreign Affairs chief, Catherine Ashton, that the anti-Yanukovych, pro-U.S. and pro-EU side, were to blame, and that Paet had just been informed of this by Petro Poroshenko (who shortly thereafter became elected as Ukraine’s figurehead President). Paet said:

what was quite disturbing, the same oligarch [Poroshenko — and so when he became President he already knew this] told that well, all the evidence shows that the people who were killed by snipers, from both sides, among policemen and people from the streets, [this will shock Ashton, who had just said that Yanukovych had masterminded the killings] that they were the same snipers, killing people from both sides [so, Poroshenko himself knows that his regime is based on a false-flag U.S.-controlled coup d’etat against his predecessor]

Revazishvilli, and the others confessing, have never yet received the $5,000 each, that they say they’d been promised, and so they finally are going public against the person whom they say had actually hired them for the coup. They name him as “Mamuka Mamulashvili, Saakashvili’s military advisor.”

That’s Mikheil Saakashvilli, the U.S.-imposed President of Georgia, during 2008-2013, who, after becoming extremely unpopular in Georgia, and convicted in absentia there for corruption, became subsequently the U.S.-imposed Governor of the Odessa region of Ukraine. He always suppressed speakers of the Russian language (such as Odessans are), in both countries, both of which nations border Russia (which is why the U.S. regime especially wants to place its missiles there). He now has no citizenship of any country, because he is outlawed both in his original country, Georgia, and in his adopted country, Ukraine. As being the 30 May 2014 appointed Governor of Odessa (where on 2 May 2014 had been perpetrated by the U.S-imposed regime a horrific massacre of locals there against the coup), he turned out to be too rabid a hater of Russians to be acceptable even to the U.S. regime’s figurehead President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and so was removed and expelled from Ukraine.

The coup itself had been in preparation by the regime of U.S. President Barack Obama ever since 2011. It was a major plan of Obama but kept secret from the public until the coup was sprung in February 2014, such as is shown in this recorded phone-conversation, where Obama’s agent on Ukraine, Victoria Nuland, tells Obama’s Ukrainian Ambassador, Geoffrey Pyatt, whom to place in charge of Ukraine after the coup will be completed, which occurred 22 days later. The coup itself hired far-right mercenaries from not only Georgia and Lithuania (such as are here confessing to these Italian newsmedia), but also from Israel and unnamed other countries, but above all from Ukraine itself — members of both of Ukraine’s two racist-fascist or idelogically nazi Parties, the Right Sector, and the “Freedom” or “Svoboda,” Party (which latter had previously been called the Social Nationalist Party of Ukraine until the U.S. CIA told them to change their name to “Freedom,” which sounds much better to Americans).

The two heads of the coup, organizing it on the ground in Ukraine, were the Right Sector’s founder Dmitriy Yarosh, and the co-founder of Svoboda, Andriy Parubiy.

Parubiy, who had actually planned and led that violence, had hired Mamulashvili and others like him; Parubiy was referred to, even by wikipedia, in this way: “From December 2013 to February 2014 Parubiy was a commandant of Euromaidan.[16] He was coordinator of the volunteer security corps [i.e.: of the mercenaries] for the mainstream protesters.[17].” In addition, there were paid ‘protesters,’ to add mere bodies and voices to the crowds. And, “Parubiy co-led the Orange Revolution in 2004.” That was a straightforward CIA operation. So, Parubiy was an expert at organizing a coup for Washington. But, the people who now are going public about their participations in the coup didn’t know anything above the man who had hired them: “Mamuka Mamulashvili, Saakashvili’s military advisor.” In March 2016, Parubiy (the man who had actually hired Mamulashvili and a few others like him) was specially honored and received in Washington as a hero of democracy, by NATO’s PR agency, the Atlantic Council.

All of this is kept secret, from the American public, by the U.S. regime’s ‘news’media. This is important for them to do, because when Obama in 2014 imposed economic sanctions against Russia, and when the U.S. regime’s NATO military alliance against Russia, began sending missiles, troops, and bombers, to and near Russia’s borders in order to ‘defend’ NATO against ‘the Russian threat’ and ‘Russia’s aggression against Ukraine’, it was all ‘justified’ on the basis of that coup’s having been not a coup at all that the U.S. had perpetrated right on Russia’s border, but instead a ‘revolution’ that brought ‘democracy’ to Ukraine by (unconstitutionally) overthrowing Ukraine’s democratically elected President, Viktor Yanukovych.

George Orwell’s 1984 Big Brother is alive and well in ‘the free world’, the ‘democratic West.’ But apparently, Italy isn’t quite as much of a dictatorship as is today’s United States.

This news-report is — like all that I do — being sent free of charge for publication to all U.S. and many of its vassal-nations’ ‘news’media; and, so, if you don’t read about it, or any such news, in the New York Times, or in the New Yorker, or in the Washington Post, or Mother Jones, or National Review, or CNN, or Slate, or the Guardian, or the Independent, or etc., then you know why you don’t. It’s not because the ‘reporters’ and the editors and managers who hire and fire them, really believe that the coup in Ukraine wasn’t a coup, and that Russia, instead of the U.S., is the world’s ultimate aggressor-nation; it’s instead because they themselves are part of the aggressor-regime, the national government (both public and private) that’s overwhelmingly recognized, by people outside the U.S., to be “the biggest threat to peace” in the entire world. They know this — that they’re propagandists for America’s dictatorship — but Americans don’t; because the ‘news’ they receive never reports it (just like they never report that they had covered up George W. Bush’s lying about ’Saddam’s WMD’ etc.). The biggest news-stories are therefore the ones that the press won’t report, because the press are a crucial part of the perpetrator-regime itself. And this is called ‘democracy’. It’s ‘democracies’ such as this that perpetrate such atrocities as Iraq 2003, Libya 2011, Syria since 2012, and Ukraine 2014; and they couldn’t do it without the crucial lying. Up next are Iran, Lebanon, and maybe, finally, Russia itself; and the lying against Russia is and has been nonstop, especially after 2011. Russia lies about small matters such as about sports-doping, but America lies about big matters, such as about which of the two nations is the aggressor against the other. Regarding the serious matters, Russia’s newsmedia are vastly more-honest than are America’s, and should therefore be read in preference to TIME, NYT, WP, CNN, etc. But, of course, none of the U.S. regime’s ‘news’media will allow this fact to be published. And a world-ending nuclear war could result from that.

Ukraine was seized by the U.S. regime as part of the plan to conquer ultimately Russia. This plan crucially includes adding, to NATO, Ukraine — which has Europe’s longest border with Russia. The only way to end that neo-Hitlerite plan is to end NATO now. In the U.S. regime’s ‘news’media, any such proposal cannot be debated, much less advocated. So, wherever you are reading this, is definitely not a part of the regime. It is an authentically free and independent newsmedium, a reliable news-source regarding serious international matters. All the rest — they’re liars; that’s their job.


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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  • kimyo

    recently you said: (link)

    Authentic progressives such as Bernie Sanders are probably now totally blocked

    bernie on ukraine: (from ‘feelthebern’)

    To temper Russian aggression, we must freeze Russian government assets all over the world, and encourage international corporations with huge investments in Russia to divest from that nation’s increasingly hostile political aims.

    The United States must collaborate to create a unified stance with our international allies in order to effectively address Russian aggression.

    (from aljazeera)

    Sanders has also urged confronting Russian leader Vladimir Putin over Ukraine. (“You totally isolate him politically, you totally isolate him economically,” Sanders said on Fox News last year.) Closer to home, the Vermont senator has championed the $1.4 trillion half-century program for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 beleaguered fighter jets.

    describing sanders as an ‘authentic progressive’ is delusional. deceitful. shame on you for falling for his schtick.

    • cettel

      You have stated the reason why I favor Tulsi Gabbard to be the progressive nominee for President by the Democratic Party. However, I would vote for Sanders against Trump, and easily; and one reason for this is that in the two recent Senate votes on increasing sanctions against Russia and against Iran, Sanders was one of only 2 to vote against on one of them, and was one of only 3 to vote against on the other. So, unlike you, I do not make perfection my demand, but am willing to settle for the best that is available.

      • kimyo

        given the brazile writings, isn’t it way way past time to demand that gabbard sever all ties with and denounce the democratic party as irretrievably corrupt and insane?

        i’d still like to hear your answer: is sanders an ‘authentic progressive’?

        • cettel

          As I look at his voting-record, and consider the relative importance of the issues in each vote, and consider the likely political-strategic issues as well (because grandstanding is one thing but policymaking outcomes are quite different), I now rate him as the most-consistently progressive U.S. Senator, above even Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown.

          • kimyo

            ‘most-consistently-progressive’ amongst a bunch of neanderthals does not = ‘authentic progressive’.

            i know you simply abhor/abstain/abjure yourself from any simple yes or no questions, but really, in your honest opinion, is bernie an ‘authentic progressive’?

            and a bonus y/n: if the votes were counted fairly, would he have won the primary?

            yet one more: is he aware that, were the votes counted fairly, he overwhelmingly beat clinton?

        • ICFubar

          Gabbard if she remains true to her values reminds me of Dennis Kucinich, a whisper in a hurricane and if particularly becoming too vocal a problem just as easily removed. There is a ‘system’ in place that suffers no challenges should they begin to gain any traction.

      • kimyo

        I do not make perfection my demand

        sanders is either 1) a moron or 2) should comprehend the circumstances in the ukraine. this is in no way a ‘demand for perfection’. be honest.

        when you attempt to shift the discussion by implying that i ‘demand perfection’, you are actually shilling for the apparatus. you’re not a moron. you comprehend what happened in the ukraine.

        is it your ‘considered’ opinion that bernie is mis-informed? can’t you see how silly such a position is? arguing your side is farcical. i laugh out loud. sanders sold you out. he knew clinton stole brooklyn from him and said nothing. days before the california palast was warning of ‘placebo ballots’. sanders said nothing.

        have you no shame? strive for accuracy!!! describing sanders as an ‘authentic progressive’ is a deliberate attempt to deceive.

        cease and desist. or, i shall mock you with great vengeance. you have been warned.

  • Todd Millions

    The timing of this -expose’ may be of some import.
    In that it serves too distract from reports on French analysis (emphasis on first syllable) of reactor breach isotopes-“from Russia”.
    With of course No mention of the Ammo dump that went up with the mushroom clouds in Ukraine last month.
    The ruythium detections have being “reported” on for the last couple of years and the official reports make no sense at all excepting as cover arse for wide spread and ongoing containment failures.
    A shift your gaze(slightly) confession on what we already knew of the maiden slaughter would do very well
    to not bring up the cooked off warheads that were not supposed too be in this dump.
    The news to me in this report is that the CIA Didn’t supply German mercenary snipers this time. Or was that the State Department?

  • ICFubar

    How surprising that these hired killers were not paid off or themselves murdered and have been allowed to tell the tale putting proof to the accusations of agent provocateurs ratcheting up the Maidan staged protests with deadly violence inflaming the whole situation and causing the collapse of the elected Ukranian government.

    All this suffering so that differing geographical allied economic apex elites can vie to be first among equals at the big table were the future is decided, wherein they all have an agreement in principal on what that future will be…. which is Agenda 2030. Or as it is known as ‘Vision 2030’ in Saudi Arabia and the GCC, or as “Strategy 2030” as it is known in Russia, or as “Hasta 2030” as it is known in Venezuela.Look beyond the confusion with a lens on a Technocracy controlled future and most events fall into place quite nicely as to their causation and explanation. After money disappears and a universal digital accounting is manifest all that is left are resources and the big grab for ownership and control is on now.

  • Black Swan

    The removal and theft of 35 tons of gold from the Ukraine Treasury has been noticeably absent from discussion in the media.