Peace to the ashes of the dead and vengeance to their murderers.
The Right Sector claimed that if a new revolution started, the President Petro Poroshenko would not manage to escape from the country, “an execution in a dark vault would await him”. The Right Sector spokesman Artyom Skoropadsky said that the execution “would be carried out by a group of young Ukrainian military men or members of the National Guard”.
Strange it may seem, but Ukraine’s far right and Russia’s propaganda machine share a common fantasy: a radical right-wing coup in Kyiv. Just as the Ukrainian right has been making moves in domestic politics over the past year, a coup scenario in the country’s capital would be precisely the escalation Russia needs to win the war in the east.
If we do see regime change in Ukraine, then the Azov volunteer battalion is a likely candidate to take charge of this new “junta”. Formed from far-right groups as separatist conflict broke out in 2014, Azov was initially created as a special police battalion, and quickly won a reputation for defending the city of Mariupol in south-eastern Ukraine. It is now a regiment within Ukraine’s National Guard.
Just who are these protesters, and why is “Euromaidan” so much more ugly and violent than the Orange Revolution of nine years ago? What role is the ultra-nationalist “Right Sector” playing in this uprising, and who is paying for its expenses?
The former head of the Ukrainian organization “Right sector”, Dmitry Yarosh, has disappeared from the open database of the Interpol wanted list, TASS reported. Searching his name on the organization’s website does not provide results. A working hyperlink to a page about him leads to a blank page. Interpol has not commented on this information.