Overt Nazi Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh openly boasts about “fighting Jews and Russians till I die.” He’s a wanted man.
In July 2014, Interpol issued a warrant for his arrest for “public incitement to terrorist and extremist activities involving the use of mass media.”
Russia issued criminal charges against him for inciting extremist activities. Its Supreme Court banned Right Sector activities on Russian territory.
Yarosh openly urges “more active resistance against Russia.” He calls Moscow “an enemy.” He threatened to blow up gas pipelines between both countries.
He was part of US-orchestrated Maidan protests ousting Ukraine’s legitimate government in February 2014.
He was directly involved in the May 2014 Odessa massacre killing hundreds – shooting them in cold blood, bludgeoning them to death, butchering them with axes, throwing them out of windows.
He rejects Minsk’s ceasefire terms. He vows to continue fighting.
Despite his overt Nazism and criminal record, he’s a member of Ukraine’s parliament.
Over the weekend, state-controlled television reported:
“Chief of the General Staff Viktor Muzhenko and the leader of the Ukrainian Volunteer Corps agreed to appoint Dmytro Yarosh adviser to the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.”
“They also squared a format of cooperation between (his Right Sector fighters) with the Ukrainian Armed Forces.”
“Muzhenko and Yarosh agreed about that at yesterday’s meeting at the General Staff of the Ukrainian army.”
On April 3, Poroshenko advisor Yuri Biryukov said Right Sector thugs will be incorporated into Ukraine’s army as contract soldiers.
So-called Ukrainian Volunteer Corps (DUK Right Sector) members will be part of its 79th air mobile brigade. They’ll be used as death squad assassins – targeting Donbass freedom fighters and any other anti-regime elements.
According to Kiev’s defense ministry, they’ll be “subordinated to (Ukraine’s) military leaders.”
They’ll obey central command orders. Yarosh said “DUK is ready to perform common tasks with the Army, ready to obey the army leadership in matters relating to national defense against an external enemy, which enables every patriot to protect Ukraine.”
Code language for his intention to continue committing cold-blooded murder – targeting anyone nationwide against fascist rule.
He’ll introduce legislation legalizing private military groups – death squads by any standard.
“I think it could be a good option for people who can’t get back from war inside their heads,” he said.
“This will provide jobs for many people and stability in the country,” he added.
Right Sector thugs and likeminded groups will be officially authorized to continue Ukraine’s so-called “anti-terrorist operation” – cold-blooded murder by any standard, war crimes too serious to ignore.
A Final Comment
On April 6, Sputnik News reported on Forbes magazine’s Russian edition claiming Poroshenko asked Putin “to take Donbass.”
He refused suggesting it be declared an independent territory. Sputnik News said the offer supposedly came during February Minsk ceasefire talks.
Forbes quoted its unnamed source saying:
“He (Poroshenko) said to me (Putin) directly: ‘Take Donbass.’ I (Putin) answered him: ‘Are you nuts? I don’t need Donbass.’ ”
” ‘If you don’t need it, declare it independent.’ ” Putin said Kiev isn’t ready to oblige.
End economic blockade and restore pensions and social benefits, he added.
Forbes said another Minsk participant explained the comments between both leaders differently.
Saying “Poroshenko offered Russia to take Donbass for financial support. Putin said that it would only be possible if Donbass becomes part of Russia.”
As long as “Donbass is part of Ukraine, all the payments shall be done by the Ukrainian side.”
Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented as follows:
“It is not very good that some participants of the meeting have revealed the content of their conversation with the president.”
“Leave it to their own conscience whether it was truth or untruth. I am not going to comment on it.”
Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Aleksandr Shokhin head claims Putin’s comments were distorted, saying:
“The conversation was about the relationship between Russia and Ukraine, about the adherence to the Minsk agreements, but I am not going to retell his words.”
“This was a wrong interpretation and I have no intention to either comment on it or retell it.”
Whatever Putin said or didn’t say in Minsk, Donbass remains a self-declared autonomous part of Ukraine.
US combat forces are working directly with Ukraine’s military. They’ll begin training its Nazi death squads later in April.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected]. His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.” http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network. It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.