This is a letter passed on to us today, Jan. 23, giving a first-hand report of events occurring in the Ukraine as the people of that nation fight for democracy and freedom. The man on the barricade is Father Ighor Fedoryshyn, an activist priest and former military chaplain with wounds from Chechnya.
He’s the perfect illustration it seems of “a people who will not be slaves again.”
The letter is a version that one might not get from the establishment media.
We are leaving it unedited.
today 6 Ukrainians has been killed. hundreds got injures and hundreds are arested.
4 of them killed by grapeshot cartridges. police said – we do not use guns. Police really do not use rifled barrel guns now. but they use shot-guns 12 caliber, and shot by plastic bullets. probably somebody of them loaded grapeshot cartridges in to shot-gun and killed people. it is impossible to investigate by ballistics(not rifled barrel).
one was killed probably by police sticks(but police version – he fall down from building when he threw stones in policemens from that building).
two Ukrainians were stolen from hospital. doctors saw that. kidnappers bringed them to some garage, beat them and asked who gave money for demonstration (they really think that USA and EU governments pay money to ukrainians for participation in demonstrations). yesterday one of hostages got free. today dead body of another was found near Kiev. I think it was Russian KGB. I am sure police will never find his killers.
Unfortunnately tonight will be more victims.
I want you to know and understant. that what you see on tv and internet is not civil war yet. that is fights between right and false, between people and criminals. Unfortunatelly police protect criminals. Our criminal government could avoid violence, but it did not because government do not realise real situation in country, and have very stupid rule – NO STEP BACK, JUST FORWARD. we all know what can happed if somebody push the spring to much – spring will hit him.
It looks like angry criminals beat defenceless, poor policements by rocks and bottle with gas, when americans see tv or internet reports from Ukraine. but USA police and Ukrainian police is opposite things. 85% of such people who work in ukrainian police, stay in jail in USA or EU. police do crimes to protect president, and government do everything to help avoid response for police
I appreciate your prays for us.