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BBC News - Profile: Ukraine's ultra-nationalist Right Sector
BBC News Europe ^ | 4/28/2014 | Staff

Posted on 04/30/2014 10:57:01 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist

Edited on 04/30/2014 11:51:10 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The Right Sector is the most radical wing of Ukraine's Maidan protest movement that toppled President Viktor Yanukovych in February.

Originally set up as an alliance of ultra-nationalist groups in November 2013, the Right Sector is now a party and its leader, Dmytro Yarosh, is running for president in the 25 May election - although his poll rating is negligible.

Critics at home say the party's inflammatory rhetoric and violence is helping Russian media to depict Ukraine as overrun with "neo-Nazis" who threaten the Russian-speaking population.

The Right Sector is trying to portray itself as a responsible party, but enough doubts remain about its attitude and intentions to cause unease in both pro-Kiev and pro-Moscow camps.

Protest role

Activists claiming to be Right Sector members were involved in Kiev's Maidan protests from late November, but the group did not attract much attention until violent clashes with police in central Kiev on 19 January, in which it played a leading role.

By early February Mr Yarosh was saying the Right Sector had 500 fighters on Independence Square and could mobilise up to 5,000 nationwide, although close observers of the protests doubt this.

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What I have found interesting, is that back in January - April of this year, many MSM news outlets that lean left were quite diligent in exposing Svoboda and Right Sector.

1.) Salon.com had one, for example. 2.) International Business Times: "Euromaidan: The Dark Shadows of the Far-Right in the Ukraine Protests" 3.) CNN: Opinion: "Rein In Ukraine's Neo-Fascists" 4.) The Daily Beast: "Can Ukraine Control Its Far Right Ultranationalists?"

Some of the MSM outlets that seemed to be acting one way when it came to Libya, for example, acted another way when it came to Ukraine. Obama didn't have the support for Ukraine, it seems, in many reports, that he seemed to have for Libya. Now, the reports are angled at keeping the U.S. out of intervening in Ukraine.

Even American Spectator, that pro-Russian, pro-Putin rag (sarcasm) recently exposed Svoboda.

The past IB Times article - ohhhh those Putinistas! Even the Obama-loving LA Times and NBC News have past articles that rip Svoboda and/or Right Sector. They must be in league with RT!!! /sarcasm.

1 posted on 04/30/2014 10:57:01 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Good to see that the BBC is siding with Vlad.
2 posted on 04/30/2014 10:58:33 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; McGruff
McGruff, can you please roll the beautiful bean footage: the pic of McCain standing on stage with Svoboda, and the link below it.

That would be awesome.

The McCainiacs and Soronistas here will love it!

3 posted on 04/30/2014 10:58:48 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Gay State Conservative

Straw Man on your part.


4 posted on 04/30/2014 10:59:24 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Well, that was not long... Spund the retreat feom the red line... we just did not have the exact red line you thought we had....


5 posted on 04/30/2014 11:00:51 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

A Ukrainian ‘ultra nationalist’ is a Ukrainian who doesn’t miss being ruled by Moscow.

Screw the Beeb.


6 posted on 04/30/2014 11:01:04 AM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Well, that was not long... Sound the retreat from the red line... we just did not have the exact red line you thought we had....


7 posted on 04/30/2014 11:01:49 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Gay State Conservative; caww; Psalm 144; tcrlaf; Count of Monte Fisto

And don’t forget the IB Times, and American Spectator. Oh, those far-left, Putinista rags! /s

BTW, does that mean that those who lean right and have exposed Svoboda and Right sector are also siding with Vlad? LOL.


8 posted on 04/30/2014 11:02:25 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

John McCain Went To Ukraine And Stood On Stage With A Man Accused Of Being An Anti-Semitic Neo-Nazi


9 posted on 04/30/2014 11:03:06 AM PDT by McGruff (Clinton had his Kosovo, Obama has his Ukraine.)
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To: MeganC

So Svoboda and Right Sector don’t miss being ruled by Moscow?


10 posted on 04/30/2014 11:04:19 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Got any photos of hard-line communists in Moscow? Or “Ukrainians” marching under the hammer & sickle? Oh, wait, our Russian Freepers say it “doesn’t matter.”


11 posted on 04/30/2014 11:09:45 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Do you as an American miss being ruled by London? If so then I suppose you’re an ultra-nationalist.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 11:10:33 AM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: McGruff

Thanks.

You have heard about the Blaze getting ready to report on some so-called Benghazi/McCain story?


13 posted on 04/30/2014 11:10:50 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: MeganC

Apples to Oranges argument.


14 posted on 04/30/2014 11:11:50 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I see. So our right to self-determination is okay but a Ukrainian right to self-determination is wrong. So noted.


15 posted on 04/30/2014 11:17:03 AM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Did I say that I care for the commies in Ukraine? No.

When the Commies and Nazi’s in Ukraine went at it during a parliamentary meeting, I didn’t care for either side. Both sides stunk and stink to high heaven.

So, why should the U.S. get involved? Huh?

Oh wait, the McCainiac Freepers here say that we must intervene. Need to arm them Syrian “rebels”, and Ukraianians, and saddle-up with them Muslim Bro’Hood’s. Yee Hah! /sarcasm.

Sure could use that pic of Dr. Strangelove McCain riding the missile here!!!

Ah, can’t forget what happened with arming Afghani’s in the 80’s, right? Did that come back to bite us?


16 posted on 04/30/2014 11:17:32 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: MeganC

Where do you live?


17 posted on 04/30/2014 11:18:41 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

LOL—”please provide me with some personal information, so that I may engage in a personal attack.”


18 posted on 04/30/2014 11:19:30 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: MeganC

No.

You yourself say “self-”

That means THEY -determine, and WE stay out of it.

Duly note.


19 posted on 04/30/2014 11:19:49 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: MeganC

And, by that I mean - in Ukraine or the US, or some other country. I don’t care about you actual address.


20 posted on 04/30/2014 11:20:10 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

You sure care about the Nazis. Why not the commies?


21 posted on 04/30/2014 11:20:15 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I try to avoid The Genetic Fallacy (an argument’ s validity is tempered by the identity of the one professing it http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/2302/arguing_well_by_avoiding_the_genetic_fallacy.aspx ).

However,in the case of the BBC disinformatschiks, I’ll pass.


22 posted on 04/30/2014 11:21:47 AM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: 1rudeboy
Yes, I really like idiots like you who get all their opinions after being spoon-fed by the MSM. It keeps me entertained
23 posted on 04/30/2014 11:22:22 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

What does my alleged spoon-feeding have to do with the fact that you are too dumb to engage in other personal attacks without help?


24 posted on 04/30/2014 11:25:17 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy; Cowboy Bob; Admin Moderator

LOL, in post #18 bring up Cowboy Bob wanting to engage in personal attacks, and then you yourself turn around and do just that here. Why are you a hypocrite.

Enough ad homs. Shut up with them. They are no allowed here.

It says “no personal attacks at FR.

Please comply. Thank you.

I have said already on this thread that when the Nazis and Commies went at it in the Parliament I couldn’t care mucg for either side. BTW, not much reporting on the commies in Ukraine, but a BUNCH on Svoboda and Right Sector - from the left and the right.

Comprende?


25 posted on 04/30/2014 11:27:45 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Cowboy Bob

Read #18, and then #21.

He turns around right after posting to you in #18 and pulls that stunt in #21.

Why FR lets him get away with that, I have no idea.


26 posted on 04/30/2014 11:29:13 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: CharlesOConnell

“BBC disinformatschiks” -— attack the messenger. IOW, “To the man.” IOW, Ad Hominem on your part.


27 posted on 04/30/2014 11:32:11 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Oh, for God's sake, quit whining to the Mods. No one cares that you are "offended" that I thought it was funny that someone needs help with their ad hominem.
28 posted on 04/30/2014 11:32:28 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I remember when they were reporting about the US backing the Neo-Nazi’s in Ukraine and the US appointing them to the new Government. I was especially surprised Salon had chimed in. ....But that was before our media was told they could NOT use the word Nazi in writing or reporting on Ukraine....this then we saw all sorts of “other” names used to define the otherwise obvious.

Now Ukraine has to deal with the ‘hoards of them’ who have come in from other country’s once the word was sent out to gather there.

Love the fact some of us were onto this right from the get go and tried to inform....only to be continually shot down for doing so. It does pay to investigate rather than simply accept the MSM feeding the sheep.

Anyone who believes media even now needs to be careful because it will soon frame Slovada as being “moderate” as they do with the Islamists.


29 posted on 04/30/2014 11:33:28 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Be strong, comrade. Mother Russia needs you.


30 posted on 04/30/2014 11:35:30 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Looks like these boys are back and goosesteping around Kiev:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Hundreds


31 posted on 04/30/2014 11:37:50 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: 1rudeboy

Whining? Puhleeze. Stop the ad homs/personal attacks.

Saying to me “You sure care about Nazis” is low - even for you.

Why you can’t deal with the article and discuss it, but, instead, try to derail threads with crap like that is beyond me. Either discuss the article or hit the road.

You are not contributing to the thread - at all.

If you want threads about commies in Ukraine, then post them yourself, and quit whining about me not posting them.

But good luck finding them...


32 posted on 04/30/2014 11:37:52 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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Well here's yesturdays Nazi March and the clash which occured....not to mention the one held Sunday...anyone who doesn't think there are active and determined Nazi's in Ukraine need to see this video....

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmdF5deCcAA5pTx.jpg

33 posted on 04/30/2014 11:39:09 AM PDT by caww
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To: 1rudeboy

Here..time for a lesson in reality:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmdF5deCcAA5pTx.jpg


34 posted on 04/30/2014 11:40:31 AM PDT by caww
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Take a look at your comment #3, troll.


35 posted on 04/30/2014 11:40:31 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: caww

Only Vladi can save us!


36 posted on 04/30/2014 11:41:23 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
It's a sure sign that someone is losing the argument when they have to resort to personal attacks.
37 posted on 04/30/2014 11:41:38 AM PDT by McGruff (Clinton had his Kosovo, Obama has his Ukraine.)
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To: McGruff

So take a look at comment #3, LOL.


38 posted on 04/30/2014 11:42:29 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: caww

Why is the Russian foreign ministry supporting Neo Nazi Pavel Gubarev? Just yesterday they put a PR demanding his release. Is that SOP in Putin’s Russia?


39 posted on 04/30/2014 11:42:56 AM PDT by lodi90
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Russian apologists like to play up the radical presidential candidate with 0.7% support in the polls.

That is like covering US next elections focusing solely on Roseanne Barr.


40 posted on 04/30/2014 11:44:37 AM PDT by Krosan
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To: 1rudeboy
So there's no Nazi's marching in Kiev?


41 posted on 04/30/2014 11:49:59 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Yes, I too, was surprised about several sites (both form the left and right) and what they posted in the media reports about Ukraine initially. They tried to warn the Obama adm., but the Obama administration has the anti-Midas touch. The Obama administration seems to have some supporters here at FR, who, by indirection, seem to want Obama to give arms to Ukraine and/or do yet another Lybia thing.

Yes, we have some who lap up the MSM narrative (although some MSM outlets still haven’t accepted being told to shut up). And they are called names for doing so, be they news sources from the left or the right.

When you have both the left and the right still posting stuff about the fascists in Ukraine, and they are taken to task for doing so, you can almost bet that it is coming from GOP Establishment hacks that want interventionism.

Yes, there are still Commies in Ukraine, and they stink to high heaven, too, but they, as you can see from the beat down that some of them took in a parliament meeting in Ukraine, are weak compared to the fascists in Ukraine.

Like I have said, tis’ best that we stay out of this.

Fascism in Ukraine is nothing to get in bed with.

Obama has the anti-Midas touch, and most Americans look back to Libya (Benghazi), Syria, Egypt under the Muslim Brotherhood (Obama Adm.: the Muslim Brotherhood are “largely secular”) fiasco, and want NOTHING to do with Ukraine now.

Even Israel, our closest ally in the Middle East (and I hope its stays that way) voted NO in the UN - and wants to stay out of this - like most Americans...


42 posted on 04/30/2014 11:51:04 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: caww

Who said that, comrade?


43 posted on 04/30/2014 11:51:51 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Did I post it to an ACTUAL person like you did in #18 and #21?

No I didn’t, troll.

Apples to Oranges...


44 posted on 04/30/2014 11:53:41 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
English might be your second language, but your #3 is the definition of trolling. And you whine that some (but not others) get personal afterward? LOLOL
45 posted on 04/30/2014 11:55:39 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: caww


46 posted on 04/30/2014 11:58:25 AM PDT by Krosan
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While Svoboda and Right Sector don’t have much support now, they were quite instrumental in the overthrow of Viktor Yanukovych, as the BBC article says. The MSM (both left and right) reported on this, and how they were dangerous elements.

radical Svoboda has three top positions in the Ukraine gov’t right now, as the BBC article says. Apparently still in the mix of things...


47 posted on 04/30/2014 12:00:58 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: lodi90

A member of the “Other Russia” party led by National Bolshevik leader Edward Limonov, Rostislav Zhuravlyov is believed to have negotiated with the SBU attempting to obtain Gubarev’s release.


48 posted on 04/30/2014 12:03:45 PM PDT by caww
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To: 1rudeboy; Cowboy Bob

And you have never went on other threads by other posters here and did what I did in post #3?

But...you do that AND what you did in post #18 and #21, too.

No one forced you to come on this thread and post after you read post #3...but you did anyway. Guilty conscience and angry after reading post #3? LOL.


49 posted on 04/30/2014 12:04:54 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
More Kiev peaceful protesters. See those arm bands.

What do they remind you of?


50 posted on 04/30/2014 12:06:35 PM PDT by McGruff (Clinton had his Kosovo, Obama has his Ukraine.)
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