Russian insignia found on police officer’s uniform

2014/02/21 • News

36cf1ce-foto-z-sajta--tizhden--_jpg_pagespeed_ce_ygZZ2d7NakThis official insignia was torn from a riot police officer’s uniform yesterday on Maidan. The insignia, a chevron, reads: “Russia, Ministry of Interior Affairs.” Protesters removed it during an attack on unarmed Ukrainian demonstrators in Kyiv by fully armed Russian Interior Ministry officers.

It was shown from the stage on Maidan this morning, 20 February, during a lull in riot police attacks, evidence that Russia is involved in attempts to quell the uprising, writes Ukrainian newspaper Week.

The chevron sports the inscription “Ministry of Internal Affairs” written in Russian, with the double-headed Russian eagle and the Russian tricolor. This distinguishing insignia was torn from an officer’s uniform during the attack. “This is real proof and it is for the entire world to see,” was said from the stage in Ukrainian, then repeated in Russian and Polish.

“If this information is confirmed, and other evidence besides this chevron comes to light, it is then a matter of such importance that there will be left nothing of Yanukovych’s government. It’s one thing to deploy internal troops, and quite another to employ foreign troops,” noted Maidan.

The chevron was given to Andriy Parubiy, elected Commandant of Maidan, for further investigation. It will necessarily require further investigation to determine whether the Russian security forces and/or Russian Army are involved in the fights on Ukraine’s Maidan.

Photo by Ukrainian newspaper Week.

http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2014/02/20/7015005/
Edited by Natalie Domchenko and Robin Rohrback

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  • http://peacetoukraine.wordpress.com peacetoukraine

    Reblogged this on Voices of Ukraine.

  • Lucas

    If you think that the Russian special units foolish enough to send his men with distinctive signs … I don `t know what to think about your intelligence. Pure provocation for crowd who can’t to think a little bit. These badges are sold on every corner.
    Juschenko have only one plus…Because hos oponents stinks same like him…
    Lies and provocations on both sides…
    (interesting, do U erase my post or not :))

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  • https://www.facebook.com/dmytro.kovalov Dmytro Kovalov

    Is it possible to add Japanese section? Below is Japanese translation of the articel above. Thank you in advance.

    機動隊からもぎ取られたロシア内務省の記章

    これは2月20日にウクライナのユーロマイダン(独立広場)で機動隊からもぎ取られた記章だ。そこには「ロシア内務省」という記載がある。20日に武装した機動隊が非武装の市民を襲った際に、デモ隊の一人が軍服姿の武装した人物から
    もぎ取ったものだ。

    20日の朝、攻撃が一時的に止んだ際にユーロマイダンのステージから、「ロシア内務省が反政府デモを鎮圧させようとしている証拠」としてこの記章が公開されたとウクライナウィークは報道している。(http://tyzhden.ua/)

    記章は「ロシア内務省」とロシア語で記載され、ロシア連邦国旗の3色の上に
    国章である双頭の鷲が縫い付けられている。独立広場にはウクライナのデモ隊と機動隊しかいなかったはずだが、この特徴的な記章はそれを反証する。

    「もしこの記章以外の証拠が見つかり、ロシア政府が武装工作員を送り込んでいるという事が立証されれば、ヤヌコヴィッチ政権は信用を失い、滅びるだろう。ウクライナの国軍ならまだしも、他国の国軍を送り込むことは深刻な問題だ」とデモ隊は話す。

    記章は市民によって選ばれたユーロマイダンの指揮官であるアンドリーパルビー氏に渡され、さらに詳細な調査が行われる予定だ。