On Sunday, 16 February 2014, when the barricades in Hrushevkiy Street were being cleared in Kyiv, journalists had the first opportunity to climb up to the hill across from the Cabinet of Ministers building where the Berkut riot police had been positioned. They saw what they had expected: shell casings from ammunition made in Poland, Germany, the United States, and the Czech Republic for .12 caliber rifles. Some of these were live ammunition shells.
This was relayed by Polish journalist Piotr Andrusieczko. “Right near the barricade, but on the Berkut side of it, there were unexploded petards and Molotov cocktails. But far more interesting were piles of shell casings from the ammunition used by Berkut during the fighting on Hrushevskiy Street. The discovered quantities (hundreds, if not thousands of them) testify to the scope of weapons use,” the journalist wrote in Nowa Europa Wschodnia.
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