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Ukraine: Update On Kiev Sniper Report

1 MIN READMar 5, 2014 | 15:28 GMT

In a leaked phone conversation between Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton, reported by Russia Today on March 5, Paet said, "There is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind [the] snipers, it was not Yanukovich but it was somebody from the new coalition." The conversation occurred Feb. 26, after Paet had returned from a trip to Kiev. The Estonian Foreign Ministry authenticated the phone call in a statement. It said Paet was providing an overview of what he had been told in Kiev and rejected "the claim that Paet was giving an assessment of the opposition's involvement in the violence."

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