File - Russian then-President Medvedev and FB Chief Alexander Bortnikov attend a meeting with top officials of the FSB in Moscow. (AP/RIA -Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service)
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The preliminary findings revealed by the new leadership examined the months of anti-government protests that culminated in the deaths in February over 100 people in Kiev, mostly protesters.Speaking at a televised news conference in Kiev, Avakov accused Yanukovych's government of ordering snipers to shoot at protesters from rooftops near the city's central square, known as the Maidan. He said 17 people were killed from one location and one government sniper alone killed as many as eight people. Ukrainian Security Service chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko charged that Yanukovych himself had ordered the killings. The interim government says Yanukovych ordered snipers to be deployed and to fire at protesters – a charge that Yanukovych denied in an AP interview Wednesday in Russia.
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