А new video compilation showing moments or time intervals of killings of 45 protesters has been released on August 20. This compilation is in part based on previously undisclosed parts of a video and information, specifically by relatives of the victims and Maidan activists. The video compilation provides previously withheld crucial information, which combined with previously available information, provides new evidence that the protesters were killed from the Maidan-controlled locations and that the official investigation is falsified for this reason.

For instance, apparent positions of Anatolii Zhalovaha in this video seconds before a deadly gunshot at 9:43am and in a new photo immediately after his killing and whip-like sound of gunshots during his killing indicate that Zhalovaha was shot dead from a rifle from the Maidan-controlled Hotel Ukraina and not from an AKM by the Berkut from a barricade in front of him. An exit bullet hole in the back of his helmet and a testimony of another Maidan protester show that Zhalovaha was killed in the back, i.e., from this hotel. This witness also disclosed a finding of official investigation that Zhalovaha was shot from the same exact weapon as 10 other protesters were killed. The Maidan trial previously revealed that Andrii Saienko and Maksym Shymko were killed from the same weapon from the Hotel Ukraina, at 9:08 and 9:07am, respectively. The video compilation confirms my analysis of the time and location of their killings. Crucial information about identities of other protesters killed by the same weapon is still undisclosed.

The video compilation includes previously withheld extracts from a highly publicised video, which was filmed by a Svoboda activist from the Hotel Ukraina. These crucial parts of the video show the moments of killings of Kemsky, Dziavulsky, Korneev, and Shcherbatiuk. The video also shows for the first time that Valerii Opanasiuk was killed at 9:28am in the same spot as these four protesters. The video compilation specifies a moment of killing of Baidovsky at 9:24am. The prosecution stated during the trial that Opanasiuk was shot in his chest and Baidovsky in his stomach. Positions of all these protesters at the moments when they were shot point towards "snipers" at the Maidan-controlled Hotel Ukraina. The video confirms finding of my study and testimonies by Maidan witnesses that these protesters were killed by "snipers" from this hotel and not by the Berkut policemen armed with Kalashnikovs.

In this previously unreported video, Serhii Trapezun says that he was wounded from the Hotel Ukraina or possibly two-story building on the left (Horodetskoho Street) when he along with a few other protesters tried to carry Oleh Ushnevych. My analysis shows that Ushnevych was shot at 9:43/9:44am beyond a wall, which completely shielded him, Trapezun, and several other protesters from the government positions. He said that Ushnevych was rumoured to be shot with a handgun from some 10 meter distance behind the bushes. The official investigation found that one of the protesters was killed from a handgun, but crucial information about his identity is not disclosed. The prosecution simply omitted killings of Ushnevych and eight other protesters.

In his interview during medical treatment in Israel, Trapezun said that he saw snipers shooting at the protesters from the hotel roof and from a hotel room. He is seen in a famous video of the massacre with his hand extended towards the hotel after he was wounded. The video compilation shows that several protesters were killed at the same spot and time when he was there. The Trapezun video interview was filmed in a court building after one of hearings concerning the Maidan massacre by a former Cossack company of the Maidan Self-Defence. Shymko was its member. This is another evidence that the prosecution, media, and the protesters know that the actual snipers were in the Hotel Ukraina and other Maidan-controlled locations.

A previously withheld part of the video shows that Roman Tochyn at the moment of his killing in the head, reportedly in a temple, at 9:47am was behind a tree shielding him from the Berkut. Maidan protesters said that Tochyn and Volodymyr Zherebnyi, who was killed within a meter from him at 9:44am, were shot by snipers from the hotel, and that two snipers in the hotel and Zhovtnevyi Palace were later caught by the protesters (1:50).

A previously edited out part of the Svoboda activist video shows that Yuri Parashchuk was positioned with his back towards Zhovtnevyi Palace/Kinopalats and the Hotel Ukraina when he was killed in the back of his head at 9:48am. The government investigation also determined that he was shot in the back of his head, but it charged the special Berkut police unit, which had the opposite position, with his killing.

The video compilation independently corroborates specific names and specific locations of killings of 42 protesters concerning whom I was able to identify such information in my study. In addition, it publicly identifies for the first time specific times and locations of killings of Heorhii Arutiunian, Oleksander Bratushko, and Bohdan Ilkiv. The video compilation identifies Oleksander Bratushko as the masked protester shot at 9:10am on stairways leading to Zhovtnevyi Palace. His position in the moment of his shooting when he was standing back to the advancing Berkut, his wound to the chest that was confirmed by the prosecution during the trial and can be seen in photos, indicate that this protester was shot from a direction of the Maidan-controlled area, possibly a nearby Ukroopsilka building located on Khreshchatyk. This would explain a seemingly irrational event when a Molotov cocktail was thrown by protesters into a large balcony of this building within seconds of his shooting.

The new video compilation generally corroborates the general time or time intervals of killings of specific protesters in my study. Existing differences generally do not exceed several seconds for specific times or a few minutes for time intervals of the killings. The Maidan trial shows that official investigation did not establish such specific time and locations of killings of about half of the 39 protesters with whose killings the Berkut was charged. But the video compilation also reveals, based on previously unreported information, much more precise times of killings of several protesters, such as Eduard Hrynevych and Anatolii Zhalovaha. The times of killings of these two protesters were estimated in my study based on time-stamped photos made after their killings and reported by their relatives and witnesses. Specifically, the time of the killing of Zhalovaha was previously derived from a photo by a Polish journalist. This journalist won a best photo award in Poland for this photo of Zhalovaha and Oleg Patskan, the above-mentioned witness:

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The new revelations about the killing of Zhalovaha and other protesters will not be reported by the mainstream media in Ukraine and the West.

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