|Right Sector protest at the Presidential administration building in Kiev/TASS|
Translated on July 14, 2015 by Kristina Rus
TASS (July 12, 2015)
The militants of the unit, hiding near Mukachevo, received the order to open fire in the event of an attack
More than 10 thousand militants of the “Right sector” (banned in Russia right-wing extremist organization) were mobilized throughout Ukraine. This was announced by the speaker of the Ukrainian volunteer corps (DUK) “Right sector,” Andrey Sarasin on the TV channel “112”.
“More than 10 thousand activists have been mobilized throughout Ukraine. As for Mukachevo: we managed to evacuate the wounded and one killed. Now there are negotiations,” – he said.
According to Sharaskin, “Right sector” is actively organizing checkpoints on the roads leading to Transcarpathia, in order to prevent police from sending reinforcements to Mukachevo.
The speaker of the DUC assured that the radicals do not want to escalate the situation, but all the militants of the “Right sector” left the positions in the zone of military operation in the Donetsk region and are now at their bases in full combat readiness.
The militants of the “Right sector” hiding near the town of Mukachevo, Transcarpathian region, received the order to open fire if attacked, reported the correspondent of TV channel “Inter” from location.
” The “Right sector” again showed its bandit face in Mukachevo. Kiev does not want to break with the neo-Nazis. Trying to put a lid on it. Soon it will be too late” – Konstantin Dolgov, Russian Foreign Ministry Commissioner for human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
“Now in Mukachevo the forces of regional police and National guard are concentrated. Fighters of “Right sector”, according to the latest information, received the order to open fire in case of attack,” – said the correspondent. According to him, the police and the national guard surrounded the mountain, where the “Right sector” fighters were hiding.
According to the latest data, during a shootout between security forces, [security guards of] local businesses and the “Right sector” in Mukachevo on July 11, two soldiers of the “Right sector” were killed, four more were wounded. 13 people are now in the hospital.
Previously, a PM and advisor to the President of Ukraine for humanitarian affairs, Olga Bogomolets voiced the demands of the supporters of the “Right sector”, who are protesting near the presidential administration:
“To lay down parliamentary mandate and thus stop legalizing the authorities; to dissolve the coalition; to adopt a law on impeachment of the President; to remove parliamentary immunity; to declare early elections (parliament); not to accept changes to the Constitution”.
On Sunday, the group threatened to bring 17 battalions to Kiev.
“In Transcarpathia for 20 years contraband is covered up by the police, for the year of Avakov’s post, the situation there has not changed. It also has not changed in the country as a whole. Lustration wasn’t completed, corruption is blooming. We do not intend to stand peacefully, we will communicate with the authorities differently, harshly” – Artem Skoropadsky, press secretary of the “Right sector”
[Besides a russophobic agenda and its de facto function as an extrajudicial muscle for business disputes in today’s Ukraine, where a weapon grants authority, and its key role as the engine of Maidan, the “Right Sector” presents itself as an agent of change for social justice, with slogans appealing to many rightfully disgruntled Ukrainian citizens, which is why many of them supported Maidan – KR]
On July 11 in the town of Mukachevo (Transcarpathian region of Ukraine) the militants “Right sector” attacked a cafe at a sports club, owned by local MP Mikhail Lagno, as well as traffic police patrol post.
In the attacks and ensuing skirmishes of extremists with law enforcement there were killed and wounded. “Right sector” reported the death of two fighters. Surviving militants refused to surrender and were blocked, the representatives of the anti-terrorist center of the SBU were negotiating with them. As a result the “Right sector” roused its supporters on “combat alert”. Group leader, Dmitry Yarosh called on to protest until the authorities, who, according to the radicals, are guilty of events in Mukachevo are arrested.