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French Foreign Ministry accuses Russian security services of shooting on Maidan

Eric Fournier, Director for the Continental Europe of the French Foreign Ministry, believes that shooting committed on the Maidan was participated by representatives of the Russian special services.

Eric Fournier, Director for the Continental Europe of the French Foreign Ministry, says that among the snipers, who shot protesters on Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv last year were "agents of the Russian intelligence services." This is stated in the documentary Quai d'Orsay: Les coulisses de la diplomatie by the French journalist and writer Serge Moati, Joinfo.ua reports.

The film tells the story of the French diplomacy, led by Minister Laurent Fabius, which implements the foreign policy of the country and defends the national interest both in peacetime and in times of crisis. More than a third of the film is related to the events in Ukraine and the role of French diplomats in finding a way out of the political crisis.

In particular, Fournier spoke about "snipers who shot into the crowd." "We know that among these elite shooters were agents of the Russian special services," he said, noting that at that time he and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius were holding talks with Yanukovych on finding a political solution.

Earlier, during the investigation, Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office established that mass executions on the Maidan had involved representatives of Russian power structures.