Skip to comments.Ukraine leader Turchynov warns of far-right threat
Posted on 03/28/2014 7:58:30 AM PDT by McGruff
Ukraine's interim President Olexander Turchynov has condemned the ultra-nationalist Right Sector, saying the group is bent on "destabilisation".
Right Sector activists blocked the parliament (Rada) building in Kiev on Thursday night and smashed windows.
They blamed the interior minister for the killing of a Right Sector leader.
Meanwhile, ousted President Viktor Yanukovych has called for a national referendum to determine each region's "status within Ukraine".
He fled to Russia last month after massive demonstrations against him and clashes between protesters and police in which more than 100 people died. The Kremlin says the new government in Kiev came to power illegally.
"As a president who is with you with all my thoughts and soul, I urge every sensible citizen of Ukraine: Don't give in to impostors! Demand a referendum on the status of each region within Ukraine," said Mr Yanukovych, quoted by Itar-Tass news agency.
In his first comments since Crimea voted to become part of Russia, Mr Yanukovych denounced fresh presidential elections planned for 25 May.
Meanwhile, Russia's defence minister, Sergei Shoigu, said that all Ukrainian service personnel loyal to Kiev have now left Crimea and all military installations there are under Russian control.
'Attempt to destabilise'
At a parliament session on Friday, Mr Turchynov, called the Right Sector rally outside parliament "an attempt to destabilise the situation in Ukraine, in the very heart of Ukraine - Kiev. That is precisely the task that the Russian Federation's political leadership is giving to its special services".
Right Sector activists are furious over the death of Oleksandr Muzychko, better known as Sashko Bily, one of their leaders. The interior ministry said he died on Monday night in a shoot-out with police in a cafe in Rivne in western Ukraine.
A member of the far-right group in Rivne threatened revenge for the killing of Mr Muzychko.
"We will avenge ourselves on [Interior Minister] Arsen Avakov for the death of our brother. The shooting of Sashko Bily is a contract killing ordered by the minister," Right Sector member Roman Koval was quoted as saying by the Ukrayinska Pravda website.
The Right Sector played a prominent role in the Kiev protests - and the clashes with police - which led to the removal of Mr Yanukovych from power. Its main support base is in western Ukraine.
Ernst? Heinrich needs your chair. Give it to him.
It could trigger Russian intervention. If the radicals come to power, Russia will intervene with military force.
Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.
Turchynov is in power only because of the Right Sector serving as foot soldiers in the Putsch.
Radicals are in power. This is similar to the Nazi SA vs. SS.
It was Right Sector that put Turchynov into power. Now that they've served their purpose its time for the Night of the Long Knives. Suckers. That's what they get for allowing themselves to be the dupe/pawns of Globo-Marxists like Obama, Soros, and the sodomite EU.
“...Demand a referendum on the status of each region within Ukraine,” said Mr Yanukovych, quoted by Itar-Tass news agency...”
So this criminal Russian stooge who tried to become dictator-for-life now recites the mantra for Russia cherry picking its Sudentenland areas. Even if the Donets basin voted in a referendum to become part of Russia it is really the result of Moscow killing and removing so many of the Ukrainians in the area earlier. The way to win land is thus committ genocide (Holodomor) in the Donets basin, ship many survivors out (Gulags) and other in, and then claim that the area is not really Ukrainian.
We shouldn't write off the Ukrainian right wing as Nazis because a few Nazi flags show up. I believe there are plenty of Ukrainians who truly want freedom and understand that both the previous president and now the current one are corrupt.
What would we do under these circumstances? Sit back and say "Oh well. I guess there's nothing we can do"? Or fight for real freedom? God bless Ukraine.
I don’t know, maybe because none of us are Nazis and hoist Nazi flags a Tea Party rallies?
It was the typical tactic of the Soviets, now brought back by Putin, to accuse anyone that disagreed with them a fascist, a Nazi, etc. Sad that so many here are so eager to adopt this approach. Of course, its saves having to address the fact that the Ukrainian people were fed up with a government led by a kleptocrat like Yanukovich, who working with Putin managed to loot $70 billion from the country and gut its military.
That is the way it appears to me, anyway.
These guys are bad news. Thankfully, they are a minority.
Yanukovitch is really no different than ANY of the Ukrainian leaders who proceeded him in the last twenty years. Do you really think the next government there is going to be any different?
Regions all over Europe are sick and tired of corrupt central governments taxing and regulating them to death and are voting for peaceful separation. Northern Italy, Scotland, Catalonia Spain, to name a few, and this movement is growing.
Given the illegitimacy and infighting of the illegitimate radical government in Kiev, why shouldn't each region of the Ukraine make its own decision on whether to stay or go?