Skip to comments.Exclusive: Leader of Far-Right Ukrainian Militant Group Talks Revolution With TIME (Photos)
Posted on 02/05/2014 6:00:58 AM PST by kronos77
In his interview with TIME, Yarosh, whose militant brand of nationalism rejects all foreign influence over Ukrainian affairs, revealed for the first time that Pravy Sektor has amassed a lethal arsenal of weapons. He declined to say exactly how many guns they have. It is enough, he says, to defend all of Ukraine from the internal occupiers by which he means the ruling government and to carry on the revolution if negotiations with that government break down.
But so far, those negotiations have been making significant strides toward resolving the crisis. On Tuesday, the parliament began debating a sweeping reform of the constitution, while allies of President Viktor Yanukovych suggested for the first time that he is ready to consider early elections. Both moves would mark a major breakthrough. But Yarosh, watching from the sidelines, has begun to doubt whether the negotiators have the interests of his men at heart. This whole peaceful song and dance, the standing around, the negotiations, none of it has brought real change. Dozens of his men, he says, remain behind bars after their street battles against police two weeks ago.
With that in mind, Yarosh and another militant faction began a parallel set of negotiations over the weekend. On Monday, they claimed to be in direct talks with Ukraines police forces to secure the release of jailed protesters, including members of Pravy Sektor. Mainstream opposition leaders said they had not authorized any such talks. At the same time, Yarosh has demanded a seat at the negotiating table with the President. Once again, he was flatly denied. His ideology, it seems, is just too toxic to let him in the room.
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It doesn’t took too much time for Banderovites to appear...
They were there from the very start.
Ukraine is divided, and that will not stop.
Pro-govt. part of country is forming “Protection squads” e.i. militia.
Too bad the article doesn’t mention the other 99% of the protest movement.
Other than that, nothing more than a pro-Russian smear job to discredit the revolt. Forgot to add Soros
You are aware of the fact that those “activists” that are burning down the city would be ass-kicked by the police in every Western nation?
They started throwing molotovs when Yanukovich enacted laws which gave 10 years for unlawful demonstrations, 1 year for slander, etc
I didn’t find this particular article to be pro-Sov...er, Russian. Certainly better than some of the other crap one sees around here.
I doubt any Western police force could kick the asses of 50-100k people in one square alone.
Looks like Time World is taking the feed directly from Russia Today. Have to admire the translation./s
I admit, I only read the heading “Far right militants” but that label told me enough where the story is heading.
It’s assumed to be pro-Russian by default, because that is the group trying discredit the Ukrainian protest the most. Their story is not about the abuses of office by Yanukovich, his golden toilet or his dentist son who became a billionaire, or that this has become a popular revolt affecting half of the country, their story is about a group of “right wing extremists”
You need to look again. Those aren’t young punks protesting. Many appear to be vets. And they are all armed with something or other. Many just have fighting sticks or baseball bats but I’ve never seen so many pitchforks and long axes. That’s been enough to keep most of the police somewhat polite——rather than getting their head axed, for example. They also have firearms which they haven’t brought out yet. But if Yano- doesn’t get his head right soon he may get it left——on a post.
Sounds like Canada- G-20 in Toronto, threat of jail for Free Dominion, guns grabbed by the RCMP in High River etc. etc. etc.
Lol...it's an interview with the leader of 'Right Sector', are you suggesting he is a Russian plant?
I’m suggesting if someone wanted to discredit Conservatism or Republicans, he wouldn’t do an in-depth survey outlining conservative values. He would do a sexy story where a character, probably a southerner, is ranting about “the Jews and nig***s”, and then call it the face of Conservatism.
So...that’s a yes.
No, the ones who like to say that “far right” represent half of a country are Russian plants.
Bandera fought the Soviet occupiers of the Ukraine with a tremendous amount of bravery and skill. The OUN was not far-right per se. There was another anti-Soviet group similar to the OUN that also waged guerrilla warfare against the Reds.
The history of the Ukraine is very complex and not widely known. I’m hoping that a Ukraine specialist will join this site if he is available.
Im hoping that a Ukraine specialist will join this site if he is available.............................................. I’m not a Ukraine specialist, but I did spend a night in the Ukraine. Lots of pretty girls there.
Bandera also fought Polish civilians and Jewish populace as bravely.
What does “far right” mean? The media try’s to call Hitler and Stalin “far right.”
The article makes it clear that militant groups like 'right sector' are a small percentage of the Ukrainian population with no representation in parliament, so your "complaint" is nonsense.
What's really bothering you is the fact that the 'pro-democracy' mask is slowly being pulled off the violent fascist core of the Ukrainian anti-government protest movement.
And that makes him "far right" to Time.
Sorry, as mentioned, I didn’t read the article, couldn’t make it through the headline “far right militants”. But if you say that there’s admission that “far right extremists” are a minority and there is a much much bigger majority, then there’s not much of a problem with this characterization. There won’t be a problem at all if the story had been about the much bigger majority, but that would be too much to ask for.
It’s not that hard to identify what is at the core of anti-Yanukovich revolt (fine, I’ll spell it out, it’s rejection of Yanukovich, his fat Sovok face, and the billions he stole) Russians can either face the fact they’re supporting a tyrant, or continue to ignore the real cause and blame it on extremist nationalists, Soros, CIA, US State Department, Bigfoot etc