Skip to comments.Presidential candidate: Ukraine’s Kiev-appointed local authorities rely on hired gangs
Posted on 04/10/2014 10:20:19 PM PDT by tcrlaf
Ukraines presidential candidate Oleg Tsarev says the new local authorities that Kiev has appointed in the countrys southern and eastern regions rely on militias hired especially for a crackdown on opponents of the new leadership.
This job is being done by militants on the payroll of the local authorities, Tsarev told the Russian government-published daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta in an interview. In all regions of Ukraines South and East the newly-appointed governors have special deputies in charge of such matters. Each is in command of a group of about two hundred hired soldiers.
Tsarev said the militias were not necessarily members of the ultra-nationalist Right Sector movement.
However, for good money and with reliance on radicals from other regions, who are invariably present in the capacity of commanders, and on local criminals the oligarchs can gather punitive squads quite easily, Tsarev said.
(Excerpt) Read more at en.itar-tass.com ...
Seven injured in clash in front of presidential candidates hotel in Odessa, Ukraine
Seven people were injured as a result of clashes between the group Euromaidan-Odessa and its opponents in front of Odessas hotel where presidential candidate Oleg Tsarev was staying, the press-service of the city police force said on Thursday.
A total of seven persons received bodily injuries, the press-service said.
Tsarev arrived in Odessa earlier on Thursday for ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the citys liberation of Nazi invaders. He was going to appear at a news conference. Members of the Euromaidan-Odessa group gathered in front of the hotel he had checked into. Several dozen picketers blocked the entrance and started chanting Tsarev, come out! When a group of Euromaidans opponents tried to clear the passage towards the entrance a brawl followed.
The police is investigating the incident.
Hopefully it was the hired security force that kicked his ass.
It is true, that maidan has started as a popular uprising of angry citizens fed up with a government corruption.
It is also true that their civil society is not mature enough to make any sense on what to do after uprising.
For that reason we see radicals running the show.
It is true that so-called “far-right” were a minority in these protests but somehow it turned that they have at least a quarter of seats in a new unelected government.
I guess it is because they have guns and violent thugs in the streets while the rest of protesters aren’t.
You can clearly see parallels to communist revolution in Russia back to 1917, Syria, Lybia etc.
“ITAR-TASS has been accused of bias and dissemination of Russian state-sanctioned propaganda on multiple occasions.”
He posts all the propaganda he can find to support Putin. He may be the leading Putinista on FReeREpublic.
Have they ever figured out who was doing all the sniping last month?
The other photo they have is guy wearing Russian gear who looks a lot like Putin except for his afro and Dashiki
Some people suspect outside operatives.
Have seen it on Twitter too.
KGB is still there.
Yes, Russian trained and armed snipers assigned to protect Yanukovych and Russian interest in the Ukraine.
Any effort to blame the sniping at the demonstrators on the opposition is just Russian AjiProp.
Remember Putin was KGB under Andropov.
No and after delaying for almost a month, the radical government in Kiev has appointed the same group of neo-fascists suspected of organizing the sniper attack to lead the “investigation” of it.
About a dozen riot police have been arrested for questioning in the matter, but it remains to be seen whether this cover up will be successful.
We are basically being sold the same bill of goods on FR when Odumbo was thinking about bombing Syria and the Assad regime: we have to stand with the Ukrainians, even if for now that means standing with Svoboda or Right sector and/or other undesirable elements in Ukraine - and they are quite undesirable - because it means slapping down Putin.
It was a bad idea then, and it is a bad idea, still, to arm rebel elements in Syria. Obama waited too long, and when RINOS and the Obama adm. talked about arming Syrian rebels, the arms would have - to some degree - ended up in the hands of terrorists and Al Qaeda-affiliates.
That brings us to now:
I know of no news outlets in the U.S. that wants to cozy up to either Svoboda or Right Sector. They keep them both at arms length, get the reporting from them that they desire, then tell them both to beat it.
It, as I am Jim Robinson talked about on a thread here, is TOO LATE to help the Ukrainians. Obama wiated too long, and if McCain cozied up to Svoboda in December, like he did those Syrian rebels he was pictured with in December, then we definitely need to stay out of this mess that RINOs like McCain want us involved in.
And as long as the Ukrainian gov’t won't crack down on Svoboda and Right Sector and other fascists in Ukraine as much as they are everyone else, then they are a sham govt. PERIOD We, once again, have another Syria situation.
It wasn't worth doing ANYTHING for Syrian terrorists and Al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria to slap down Putin anymore than it would be to do anything to slap down Putin concerning Ukraine, because it would indirectly help Fascists in Ukraine.
This is a common sense approach and rooted in objective values, not morally relativistic values.
Let Europe deal with this, and if they don't then too bad. If Ukraine splits, then it is Odumba and Europe's fault.
Those here who throw out the Putinista line as an Ad Hom attack have no other choice: this situation now is no different than when we had the choice to bomb Syria and/or arm Syrian “rebels” after Obama weaited too long.
Again, this situation is no different.
And I don't care about RINO interventionists wanting to slap down Putin: slapping down Putin wasn't worth arming Syrian terrorists and it isn't worth engaging the Russian or pro-Russian forces with U.S. help as it would be indirectly helping Svoboda and Right Sector.
Svoboda and Right Sector = Syrian “rebels.”
However, where we might differ is I'm not in Ukraine's court nor Russia's, because I do think Ukraine will simply be neutral when all is said and done, and not move much further than where it was before in regards to trade etc....though EU will benefit more than before...as well the IMF will get their share of the pie..and that out of the Ukrainians pockets. I think most who saw this begin and esculate could see the similarities with Syria....especially regarding the US involvement. Also reminded me of Egypt....as we watched McCain meet with the less than desirables.
So here we are indeed, BTW looks like those sent to Donestk continue to refuse to obey orders from Kiev Government and siding with Pro-Russians. Kiev Gov. is now pushing thru that it is now 'legal' in Ukraine to protest for referendum's where it has been illegal to do so.. As suspected...'Ukraine Gov. wants to consolidate it's power among the Ukrainians with as little of the Russian element as possible.