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Pravy Sektor Storms Ukrainian Parliament

COMMENT: Pravy Sek­tor street sol­diers stormed the Ukrain­ian par­lia­ment in Kiev over the death of one of their num­ber at the hands of secu­ri­ty forces. Pravy Sek­tor, along with the sup­pos­ed­ly respectable Swo­bo­da, is one of the two OUN/B suc­ces­sor orga­ni­za­tions that dom­i­nates the Ukrain­ian gov­ern­ment.

It will be inter­est­ing to see how the Ukrain­ian pop­u­la­tion receives the aus­ter­i­ty pack­age that the EU has in place for them!

Stay tuned!

(We have done sev­en pro­grams to date about the Ukrain­ian cri­sis: FTR #‘s 777778779780781782, 783.) For back­ground about this post, PLEASE vis­it the audio and writ­ten descrip­tions for the Ukrain­ian cri­sis.

 “Ultra-Nation­al­ist Group Riles Kiev as Con­gress Approves Aid Bill” by Danielle Wiener-Bron­ner; The Wire; 3/28/2014.

EXCERPT: . . . . Ukraine has agreed to harsh aus­ter­i­ty mea­sures, like hik­ing up the price of gas, in accept­ing the Inter­na­tion­al Mon­e­tary Fund’s bailout pack­age. But unrest is stir­ring in Kiev again, putting local lead­ers on edge. On Thurs­day night, activists from the ultra-nation­al­ist group Right Sec­tor stormed the par­lia­men­tary build­ing in Kiev, blam­ing the gov­ern­ment for the death of leader Olek­san­dr Muzy­cho.


One comment for “Pravy Sektor Storms Ukrainian Parliament”

  1. Looks like the show­down is about to begin, alleged­ly with U.S. mer­ce­nar­ies involved:


    DONETSK, Ukraine, April 10 (RIA Novosti) – A rag­tag band of US mer­ce­nar­ies, Ukrain­ian Nation­al Guard sol­diers, and fight­ers from the rad­i­cal Right Sec­tor move­ment have arrived in the east­ern Ukrain­ian city of Donet­sk to raid a build­ing occu­pied by anti-gov­ern­ment pro­tes­tors, a leader of a local mili­tia group told RIA Novosti on Thurs­day.

    “About a hun­dred peo­ple from the Nation­al Guard are housed at the Donet­sk air­port,” said Sergey Tsy­plakov, the deputy direc­tor of a local group called the People’s Mili­tia of the Don­bas.

    “Around a hun­dred Right Sec­tor thugs are also in the city, as well as a hun­dred employ­ees from a pri­vate US mil­i­tary com­pa­ny oper­at­ing under con­tract with the Kiev jun­ta,” he added.

    “In total, there are around 300 pro­fes­sion­als and well-trained and moti­vat­ed fanat­ics,” Tsy­plakov said. “This is a major force, but we are ready to fight.”

    Pro-fed­er­al­iza­tion pro­test­ers have built three lines of bar­ri­cades in front of the main entrance of the Donet­sk region­al admin­is­tra­tion build­ing. The defen­sive for­ti­fi­ca­tions – dec­o­rat­ed with Russ­ian and region­al flags and anti-fas­cist slo­gans – are made from pieces of fur­ni­ture, barbed wire and car parts.

    Around a hun­dred peo­ple spent the night near the bar­ri­cades pre­pared to defend against an expect­ed attack by gov­ern­ment forces. The pro­test­ers enforced the bar­ri­cades with blocks they removed from a near­by park’s stone paving, and piled stones inside the defen­sive perime­ter. Peo­ple were burn­ing bon­fires to stay warm in front of the bar­ri­cades and singing songs.

    “Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Kiev have repeat­ed­ly told us to lay down the firearms which, in their opin­ion, we pos­sess. How­ev­er, nei­ther I, nor any­one else, have seen any weapons here. We are defend­ing our­selves by impromp­tu means,” Tsy­plakov said.

    Donet­sk police have refused to dis­perse the pro­test­ers occu­py­ing the build­ing.

    Pro-fed­er­al­iza­tion sup­port­ers occu­pied sev­er­al gov­ern­ment build­ings in the city on Mon­day. They declared the for­ma­tion of an inde­pen­dent “people’s repub­lic” and announced plans to sched­ule a ref­er­en­dum by mid-May on declar­ing inde­pen­dence and join­ing Rus­sia. Sim­i­lar events took place in near­by Kharkiv, the coun­try’s sec­ond largest city.

    Ukrain­ian act­ing Inte­ri­or Min­is­ter Arsen Avakov told jour­nal­ists Wednes­day that a “spe­cial police task force” had already arrived in Donet­sk and Kharkiv from west­ern regions of Ukraine and was ready to take them under con­trol with­in 48 hours, by force if nec­es­sary.

    The min­is­ter’s threat came in defi­ance of warn­ings by Moscow and inter­na­tion­al experts that a vio­lent crack­down on the demon­stra­tors – who are seek­ing increased local auton­o­my – risked esca­lat­ing the cri­sis and plung­ing the coun­try into a civ­il war.

    Posted by Swamp | April 11, 2014, 10:27 am

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