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Photos show ugly truth behind Maidan attacker 

Colonel Vasyl Pylypenko, Deputy Head of the National Academy of the National Guard of Ukraine. Photo: Euromaidan activist Ivan Hranatkin
Photos show ugly truth behind Maidan attacker 
Ex-officer of Ukraine’s internal troops, Colonel Vasyl Pylypenko, who was appointed Deputy Head of the National Academy of the National Guard of Ukraine in charge of personnel management in December 2018, was recently identified on several photos taken during the Revolution of Dignity, showing how he savagely attacked and beat activists.
Photo: Euromaidan activist Ivan Hranatkin
Photo: Euromaidan activist Ivan Hranatkin
Photo: Euromaidan activist Ivan Hranatkin
Photo: Euromaidan activist Ivan Hranatkin

Euromaidan activist Ivan Hranatkin responded by publishing several photos of Pylypenko during the Maidan clashes, and asked him a pointed question:

“So, Colonel, are you sleeping like a baby, you bastard?!”

It should also be noted that in 2016, Colonel Pylypenko was awarded the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky III degree by Presidential Decree.

Photo: Press Service of the National Guard of Ukraine
Photo: Press Service of the National Guard of Ukraine
Photo: Press Service of the National Guard of Ukraine

In his turn, MP Andriy Biletsky confirmed that the photo shows Pylypenko violently kicking a Euromaidan activist.

“Today Pylypenko is in charge of managing military personnel as Deputy Head of the National Academy of the National Guard of Ukraine, that is, he’s responsible for forming their sense of military and political consciousness. He may even tell them stories about the Maidan…”

Biletsky added that the activist lying helplessly on the ground was now a young soldier named “Akula” (Shark) of the Azov Special Purpose Battalion, “the youngest battalion commander in Ukraine, and despite his 25 years, an experienced veteran of the war in Donbas”.

Photo: Andriy Biletsky FB
“Akula” Photo: Andriy Biletsky FB
Editor: As we move into the fifth year of the Euromaidan anniversary, the Russian occupation of Crimea and invasion of Donbas, Ukrainian activists, NGOs, human rights organizations and ordinary citizens demand answers:

Why has no one been brought to justice for the mass killings and beatings on the Maidan?

Why are former Berkut officers and policemen still active in government structures?

Why is no one behind bars for the murder of Katia Handziuk and attempts on other activists?

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