Neo-nazi coup in Ukraine?


This video, from pro-Kyiv government Ukraine Today, says about itself:

Ukraine Nationalist Leader Joins Government: Right Sector MP Yarosh given Defence Ministry position

This is a constitutional legal problem (not only with Yarosh, also with other Ukrainian MPs). Members of parliament, the legislative branch of government, are supposed to control the executive branch of government, which becomes more complicated if those MPs at the same time have cushy jobs in that executive branch.

However, this is a minor problem if compared to the problem that the Ukrainian government awards influential positions to nazis like Yarosh.

6 April 2015

Right Sector nationalist politician and volunteer battalion leader Dmytro Yarosh has been appointed to Ukraine’s Defence Ministry. Yarosh is to be an advisor to Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Viktor Muzhenko, according to the ministry.

That was then.

Apparently, Ukrainian Dmitry Yarosh is not satisfied with just being fuehrer of the nazi party Right Sector, and his cushy government job as adviser to the Ministry of War Defence. Now, he demands promotion to fuehrer of all Ukraine.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Ukraine-Mass neonazi rally demands that the government resigns

Thursday 23rd July 2015

by Our Foreign Desk

NEONAZI Right Sector leader Dmitry Yarosh began setting up field offices to establish a national referendum across the country to demand the resignation of government ministers.

The Right Sector fuehrer told a rally of up to 6,000 of his supporters in central Kiev on Tuesday evening that events marked a “new stage of the Ukrainian revolution.”

The field offices would act as “revolutionary committees,” he added.

“People must voice their attitude to what’s happening in the country … the government should know that, if the people are not pleased with it, then it must go,” he declared.

The Right Sector leader went on to say that, if the movement is not given the right to organise the referendum, it will create its own election committee and “will vote independently on the whole territory of Ukraine.”

The extremists, wearing camouflage uniforms and waving the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) red and black flags associated with wartime nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera, chanted: “Death to our enemies.”

Speaking on Maidan, Mr Yarosh said that his organisation is “showing that we are a disciplined revolutionary force,” opening a “new stage of the Ukrainian revolution.”

The demonstrators demanded the immediate resignation of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

As well as a referendum to show no confidence in the Ukrainian authorities, Mr Yarosh said that there should also be a vote over imposing martial law on the territory of Ukraine, including the eastern regions that do not recognise the Kiev government.

Right Sector and associated extremist groups provided the cutting edge for the coup d’etat that forced the elected government of Viktor Yanukovych to resign in February 2014.

Their heavily armed “volunteer” battalions have refused to recognise the Minsk ceasefire and they issued calls “to blockade the Donbass” during Tuesday’s rally.

Thousands of people took to the streets of Kiev on Sunday to protest over the rising costs of housing, gas and electricity.

They carried banners proclaiming: “Where are the reforms?” and “we are dying of hunger.”

A similar rally took place in the central city of Dnepropetrovsk where demonstrators, mainly older people, blocked a main road, demanding the resignation of President Petro Poroshenko.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Culture published a list last weekend of 14 singers and actors whose work will be banned from appearing on radio, television or film. Their songs will be pulled from Ukrainian radio and permits for screening their films will be withdrawn: here.

6 thoughts on “Neo-nazi coup in Ukraine?

  1. Monday 10th August

    posted by Morning Star in World

    UKRAINE’S post-coup government has blacklisted 14 Russian singers and actors, including recently-naturalised French immigrant Gerard Depardieu, for their political views.

    The names were published on the Culture Ministry website on Saturday.

    President Petro Poroshenko’s Western-backed regime claimed that they were a “threat to national security” for backing Crimea’s reunification with Russia last year and the anti-fascist rebels in the eastern Donbass region.

    Songs and films by 14, including singer and MP Joseph Kobzon — known as “the Soviet Frank Sinatra” — and Mikhail Boyarsky, a Soviet-era film star, were banned from Ukrainian TV, radio and cinemas.

    Under the move, Ukrainians will no longer be able to watch films such as Jean de Florette or the Oscar-nominated Cyrano de Bergerac.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-052b-Ukraine-Kiev-proscribes-Russian-threat-celebs#.Vcikn_l5UdU

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