Comment: I don't doubt it for a minute.

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I don't doubt it for a minute.

The US backed opposition benefitted from killing, no matter who died. The greater the number of deaths - the greater the claim that Yanukovych was a vicious murderer and the more attention and sympathy the opposition would get.

The individual protesters were expendable cannon fodder anyway, to the aspirations of the US. And by killing police, the resolve to get revenge would be even stronger for the surviving officers.