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Unsolved Maidan massacre casts shadow over Ukraine | Atlantic Council - Feb. 18, 2020 |

Imagine a European capital city where dozens of unarmed protesters are shot down in broad daylight. Now imagine that six years later, those responsible for the slaughter have still not been brought to justice. Inconceivable? Incredibly, this is precisely the situation in today's Ukraine, where scores of protesters participating in the country's Revolution of Dignity Maidan Revolt were killed in the vicinity of Kyiv's Independence Square in late February 2014.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who has inherited this thorny case from the previous administration of Petro Poroshenko, says that everything is being done to uncover the truth about these crimes. Emphasizing that he and his team have the political will and determination to see this through, he nevertheless cautions that enduring flaws in the legal system still stand in the way.

Zelenskyy acknowledged last week that the killings on Maidan remain "the most complicated case in our country." He told the media that evidence and documents have been lost, while the scene of the crime has been tampered with and "cleaned up." He could not say when those who gave the orders would be found, but gave assurances that the matter is being "dealt with faster than several years ago." It is receiving proper attention, he stressed, "and we are doing everything possible."

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