The prerequisites for the radicalization of rallies in Central Kiev in November 2013, but the Ukrainian authorities did not at first importance, told in a conversation Last news the former head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine Vitaliy Zakharchenko.
Exactly two years earlier, on 21 November 2013 in Ukraine were initiated demonstrations of disagreement against the decision of the authorities to stop for some time preparations for the signing of the agreement With the EU. The rallies, which started as a peaceful event sanctioned, resulted in armed confrontation between radicals and police officers, and in February 2014 led to the coup in the country.
"Today, I can confidently say that certain Preconditions for this were, we saw it, but initially gave these symptoms a special significance ", - said Zakharchenko.
according to his statement, on European square From the very beginning left no more than 10-15 thousand people of Kiev, the militia protected a public order, no excesses were not." citizens came to the rally with their families, With children, in fact they trusted law enforcement, believing that the rally was peaceful. So it is, that is, and was, " said Zakharchenko.
"at the same time, already in 1-th day of the rally, which later grew into a riot, we noticed that in the ranks of the civilians appeared the citizens, So to speak, not literally conventional for peaceful meetings and demonstrations