Posted March 5, 2014
by Jerry Alatalo
An intercepted phone call between the European Union’s Catherine Ashton and Estonia’s Foreign Minister Urmas Paet has shocked the world. With over 1,000,000 views on YouTube, the Estonian PM Paet’s assertion that both policemen and protesters killed in Ukraine were shot by the same snipers, and that ousted Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych was not behind the murders, has millions around the world asking some very disturbing and complex questions.
Some of Ms. Ashton’s words from the phone discussion.
Describing her suggestions to the new coalition government: “You have to go and lay flowers where the people died. You have to show that you understand what you have, what has happened here. Because what you’re experiencing is anger of people who’ve seen the way that Yanukovych lived, and the corruption, and they’re seeing you all as the same. And those are the people who’ve lost people and feel that he ordered that to happen. There’s quite a lot of shock in the city, a lot of sadness and shock. And that’s going to come out in some very strange ways if they’re not careful.”
Some of the stunning comments from Urmas Paet.
Speaking about his conversation with Dr. Olga Bogomolets, a physician who treated Ukrainian protesters/victims of shootings in Kiev, and a candidate for the head of Ukraine’s Health Ministry. Mr. Paet tells Ms. Ashton that he received information from Dr. Olga Bogomolets:
“All the evidence shows that the people who were killed by snipers, from both sides, among policemen and people from the streets, that they were the same snipers killing people from both sides. (At this point in the call, Ms. Ashton replies, “well, that’s, yeh”) And she also showed me photos and says that it’s the same handwriting, the same type of bullets, and it’s really disturbing now that the new coalition, that they don’t want to investigate what exactly happened. ”
“So that there is stronger and stronger understanding that behind snipers it was not Yanukovych but somebody from the new coalition. (Here Ms. Ashton replies, “I thought we do want to investigate. That’s interesting, gosh.”)
The first obvious observation is that this assertion by Mr. Paet, that there are doubts about ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych being responsible for the deaths of protesters, is about as serious an assertion that is possible on this Earth, at this time, in relation to events in Ukraine. A slightly less obvious observation is the very subdued response from Catherine Ashton after Mr. Paet shared his revelations. One would think that Ms. Ashton’s first response wouldn’t be “well, that’s, yeh” but her logical response to such highly-charged information would have been more like, “My God! You can’t be serious!”
Another curious observation is the fact that nowhere in this phone call, in particular the controversial statements made by Mr. Paet, did Ms. Ashton ask any questions of Mr. Paet about those same controversial assertions. Close to the end of the phone call, shortly after Mr. Paet’s statement ending with, “..that behind snipers it was not Yanukovych but somebody from the new coalition”, Ms. Ashton begins to close down the phone communication turning to separate issues from the deaths of protesters and who was responsible.
Certainly thousands of men and women around the world will be listening many times to this phone conversation. At this point, millions of viewers/listeners of this profoundly controversial discussion will be waiting to hear from Dr. Olga Bogomolets with her version of tragic events in the Ukraine. May all men and women of good heart pray for her safety and well-being.
Until then, high level representatives of the Ukraine, European Union, Russia, and the United States have been given information that will require the most determined and honest look at what really occurred in the Ukraine.
(Headphones strongly recommended)