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 "Russian ‘peacekeepers’ were to conduct operation all across Ukraine," - Internal Troops ex-Commander Shuliak on Yanukovych’s request to Putin

Stanyslav Shuliak who was Interior Ministry’s Internal Troops commander during Yanukovych tenure testified that Ukraine’s runaway ex-president asked Russia’s Putin to deploy ‘peacekeepers’ all across the country.

As reported by a correspondent for Censor.NET, the former official said Thursday giving testimony at a hearing of Yanukovych treason case at the Obolonskyi district court of Kyiv.

Asked on what ground the Russian Armed Forces were used on the peninsula in 2014, he said: "The peacekeeping operation was supposed to be held all across Ukraine, not just in Crimea."

Judge Deviatko later asked Shuliak a clarifying question: "Should the Russian troops have been technically deployed throughout the territory of Ukraine?"

"Absolutely!" he said and explained that the Russian ‘peacekeepers’ were supposed to be deployed throughout the conflict zone which was the whole territory of Ukraine at that time.

On May 17, 2018, the Obolonskyi district court of Kyiv held 50th hearing on the merits of the case against ex-President Viktor Yanukovych indicted on charges of high treason. The court heard testimony of Stanyslav Shuliak - Yanukovych era commander of the Internal Troops.

Crimea resident Andrei Nikiforov, Chief Security Officer at Mezhyhiria presidential residence Anatolii Kobylinskyi, and Yanukovych’s ex-bodyguard Dmytro Ivantsov gave their testimonies at two previous sessions.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3066579