Protester in Maidan Square (Feb 2014) holds empty shell casings
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Ukraine Maidan deaths: Who fired shots?

On 20 February 2014, more than 50 anti-government protesters were shot dead in Kiev's Maidan square.

The massacre triggered the collapse of Ukraine's pro-Russian government, prompting Moscow to annex Crimea and sparking a separatist war in the east.

At the time, riot police were blamed for the deaths, but they were not the only ones shooting that day.

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse, who witnessed the shootings, returned to investigate and spoke to people on both sides about whey think happened.

  • 12 Feb 2015
  • From the section Europe
Go to next video: What happened in Kiev's Maidan square?