Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ukraine Updates March 25 - 26 , 2014 --Nationalists threaten Ukrainian interior minister with 'revenge' over far-right leader murder - seems like Syria style in-fighting about to break out ! Notorious Ukrainian nationalist militant Aleksandr Muzychko shot dead in police raid - fascists being corralled by Kiev Government ? 'Democratic vote, government without fascists needed in Ukraine before any talks' - Instead of finding common ground with Russia, the West continues to escalate tensions with inefficient sanctions and rhetoric while provocatively supporting the illegitimate Kiev government, German Left opposition leader Gregor Gysi states ! Updates from March 24 and 25 ........

http://rt.com/usa/obama-brussels-nato-crimea-469/


Obama lashes out at Russia over Crimea during Brussels speech

Published time: March 26, 2014 19:13
US President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Palace of Fine Arts - BOZAR) in Brussels on March 26, 2014. (AFP Photo / Saul Loeb)
US President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Palace of Fine Arts - BOZAR) in Brussels on March 26, 2014. (AFP Photo / Saul Loeb)
United States President Barack Obama spoke for more than half-an-hour on Wednesday in Brussels, Belgium, and the biggest part of his speech was dedicated to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict over the strategic Crimean peninsula.
The president, who has spent this week touring Europe to discuss the situation in Ukraine with America’s NATO partners, evoked two world wars and other international crises during a 30-minute speech that culminated in a passionate plea for allied nations to, as Mr. Obama said, “meet the challenge to our ideals” being presented by the situation in Crimea.
Pres. Obama stopped short of saying he was ready to up the ante as a standoff between Russia and the West continues with regards to the Crimean peninsula. He did, however, insist that America and its partners were prepared to together widen sanctions against Russia and further attempt to remove it from international discussions if that country continues its involvement in Ukrainian affairs.
Together we have isolated Russia politically, suspending it from the G8 nations and downgrading our bilateral ties,” Obama said. “Together we are imposing costs through sanctions that have left a mark . . . And if the Russian leadership stays on its current course, together we will ensure that this isolation deepens.”
The president’s remarks came ten days after residents in Crimea — then an autonomous republic in southern Ukraine — overwhelmingly voted to sever ties and align with Russia. Moscow soon after accepted the results of that referendum, but the White House remains adamant that it not be recognized by the West.
Mr. Obama set the stage for Wednesday’s speech before a predominately younger crowd at The Center for Fine Arts in the heart of Brussels by recalling Europe’s vast history where, he said, a now internationally-accepted set of ideals first emerged “through centuries of struggles, through war and enlighten, repression and revolution.”
Those ideals, he added, include “The belief that through conscious and free will each of us has the right to live as we chose,” and “The belief that power is derived from the consent of the governed, and that laws and institutions should be to protect that understanding.”
Those ideals have often been threatened by an older, more traditional view of power,” Mr. Obama added, before later calling out Russia specifically for its recent annexation of Crimea.
Once again,” he said later, “we are confronted with the belief among some that bigger nations can bully smaller ones to get their way. That recycled maxim that might, somehow, makes right. So I come here today to insist that we must never take for granted the progress that has been won here in Europe and advanced around the world, because the contest of ideas continues for your generation, and that’s what’s at stake in Ukraine today.”
Speaking of Russia’s handling of Crimea in recent weeks, Obama equated it to redrawing Europe’s border with force despite those hallowed ideals ensuring that “people in nations can make their own decisions about their future.”
The need to condemn Russia internationally, Obama said, is not self-serving.
To be honest, if we define our interests narrowly, if we applied a cold hearted calculus, we might decide to look the other way,” he said. “Our economy is not deeply integrated with Ukraine’s. Our people and our homeland face no direct threat from the invasion of Crimea. Our own borders are not threatened by Russia’s annexation. But that kind of casual indifference would ignore the lessons that are written in the cemeteries of this continent. It would allow the old way of doing things to regain a foothold in this young century. And that message would be heard not just in Europe, but in Asia and the Americas, in Africa and the Middle East. And the consequences that would arise from complacency are not abstractions.”
At the same time, though, the president did not defer allegations that his own country has acted hypocritically when it comes to Crimea following decades of US-led military operations overseas. The president specifically cited the Iraq War, and acknowledged that it was the subject of vigorous debate both in America and abroad.
But even in Iraq, America sought to work within the international system,” he said. “We did not claim or annex Iraq’s territory. We did not grab its resources for our own gain. Instead we ended our war, and left Iraq to it people in a fully sovereign Iraqi state that can make decision about its own future.”
Of course, neither the US nor Europe are perfect in adherence to our ideals, nor do we claim to be the sole arbiter of what is right or wrong in the world—we are humans after all, and we face difficult decisions about how to exercise our power.” The difference, he decried, as that the US “welcome[s] the responsibilities that come with global leadership.”
These Ukrainians rejected a government that was stealing from the people instead of serving them, and are reaching for the same ideals that allow us to be here today,” he added. “None of us know for certain what the coming days will bring in Ukraine, but I am confident that eventually those voices — those voices for human dignity and for opportunity and individual rights and rule of law — those voices ultimately will triumph.”
The International Monetary Fund is currently discussing plans that will reportedly allow Ukraine to receive a substantial bail out of roughly $15 billion amidst a dire financial situation there only worsened by the recent turmoil and last month’s ousting of then president Viktor Yanukovych. On Wednesday, though, Obama said that the interim Ukrainian government will continue to receive not just financial aid, but the backing in spirit of the US and its allies.
Sanctions will expand and the toll on Russia’s economy as well as its standing in the world will only increase,” Obama said, if the Crimea crisis worsens. “And meanwhile the US and our allies will continue to support the government of Ukraine as they chart a democratic course.”
“[W]e live in a world in which our ideals are going to be challenged again and again by forces that would drag us back into conflict or corruption. We can’t count on others arise to meet those tests: the policies of your government, the principles of your European Union, will make a critical difference in whether or not the international order that so many generations before you have strived to create continues to move forward or whether it retreats,” he said.
That’s the question we all must answer: What kind of Europe, what kind of America, what kind of world will we leave behind? And I believe that if we all hold firm to our principles and are willing to back our beliefs with courage and resolve, then hope will ultimately overcome fear, and freedom will continue to triumph over tyranny. Because that is what forever stirs in the human heart,” he concluded his address.



and.....

http://rt.com/op-edge/russia-us-financial-system-473/


​‘Russia is enemy of the Western global financial system’

Published time: March 26, 2014 22:41
US President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Palace of Fine Arts - BOZAR) in Brussels on March 26, 2014. (AFP Photo / Saul Loeb)
US President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Palace of Fine Arts - BOZAR) in Brussels on March 26, 2014. (AFP Photo / Saul Loeb)
Barack Obama is effectively a tool of the collapsing Western financial system, that has declared war on Russia and its allies, Lawrence Freeman from Executive Intelligence Review Magazine told RT, adding that Ukraine crisis was arranged to weaken Russia.
RT: The US President said that we're not facing a new Cold War yet. He has also called on Russia to be deeply isolated - how do these points come together, how do they even work side by side?
Lawrence Freeman: First of all you should not believe what President Obama says. We are in a very dangerous situation that could escalate to a world war. The decisions that President Obama’s made are not his own. He is a effectively a tool of Wall Street and the British financial system, and they have declared war on Russia and President Putin because of the leadership role that Russia plays in the whole Eurasian continent, which is moving in a different direction.
The financial system of the Western countries is in a full state of collapse and that is what is driving this President and the Europeans to this escalating war against Russia and also China. So I wouldn’t believe President Obama because he actually is not that intelligent, and not his own person.
RT: When condemning Russia’s reunification with Crimea, Obama said that all comparisons with Kosovo are irrelevant. He said: “We did not annex Iraq’s territory. We did not grab its resources for our own gain. Instead we ended our war and left Iraq to its people in a fully sovereign Iraqi state that can make decisions about its own future.” It sounds like he is saying he knew his actions there were more understandable than Russia’s actions in Crimea – because Washington never annexed Iraq. What do you make of those parallels?
LF: Again, we know what the real truth of the matter is. The US government, President Obama, using people from the Cheney administration – of Cheney and Bush – organized a coup in Kiev. Victoria Nuland, who used to work for Cheney, has been organizing, she said, for several years to overthrow the government. We worked with well-known neo-nazis and right wing fascists to illegally overthrow the government in late February. And this was done to try and provoke President Putin in Russia into a response.
And Russians responded by allowing the people of Crimea to rejoin Russia, which they have a great long heritage to. So who is responsible for the situation in Ukraine? It’s the deliberate policy of the US and the Western under this financial system to try to weaken Russia, as an effort to weaken Eurasian-Russian policies for economic development.
RT: Obama stressed neither US nor Europe are interested in controlling Ukraine. Do you find this believable?
LF: Of course not. We wanted to use Ukraine, which is a very large country with a long border with Russia. We want to weaken Russia. Because, if you look what Russia is doing with China, with India, with other countries – they are moving forward in terms of economic development, space technology, energy development, infrastructure.
The West right now is going through the most severe financial economic collapse in its history. In Europe and now in the United States, our food supply is dwindling, our energy supplies are not there, we have no forward progressive development. And so the Western financial powers are using Obama and intended to use Ukraine to weaken Russia.
And that is why we went for this overthrow of government in Kiev. And this is blatantly clear. And Victoria Nuland who is a leftover from the Cheney administration made it clear publicly. She picked a new government and said that we spent 20 years and $5 billion building up the so-called pro-democracy forces in Ukraine to overthrow the government. And they hoped that they can go from there to actually overthrowing the Russian government, which the former US ambassador McFaul stated quite clearly, that that is the intention that he had when he was the ambassador, as part of this project democracy networks was to bring in a new government and a new regime into Russia.
So there is no truth to what Obama is saying and you do not forget you get into war, a world war usually by mistakes and miscalculations, not by what people say but what they intend to do. And Russia and China are an enemy of the Western global financial system right now.





And.....




http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-26/russia-controls-51-ukraine-ships-and-moves-more-tanks-borders-obama-denounces-brute-


As Russia Controls 51 Ukraine Ships And Moves More Tanks To The Borders, Obama Denounces "Brute Force"

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President Obama denounced Russia's "brute force" in Ukraine during a speech in Brussels today, but it seems from the images and clips below that Russia cares little for words and is more about strategic actions for now. Russia now, reportedly,controls 51 Ukraine Navy ships and while Merkel is talking tough, she is careful not to be too aggressive in her call for escalation. Talking of escalation,Russia tanks were being moved en masse across the nation to various borders.

Russian Forces Control 51 Ukraine Navy Ships in Crimea: Embassy
Ukraine retains 10 ships in Crimea, Ukrainian Embassy in Russia says in e-mailed newsletter.
But social media is flooded today with fresh pictures, videos, and reports of Russian tanks and troops on the move towards the Ukrainian border.

After the annexation of Crimea, however, there was a military deescalation.Sources told us that the Russian troops were in position, but were no longer on the move in large numbers, and were not yet massed in large enough numbers that an invasion would be possible. Earlier this week, however, NATO began to once again raise the alarm that Russian forces were gathering to potentially invade Ukraine, or even move on to Moldova. Today, there are reports that Russian troops are indeed on the move near Ukraine’s borders.

...

There is another key difference. Much of the equipment spotted on the move today are not just troop transports and APCs. What we are seeing is reports of main battle tanks, support equipment, and other heavy weaponry. If Russia was not ready to invade two weeks ago, could these reinforcements be enough for an invasion?
Russian Tanks near the Ukrainian border

And MPCs on the roads

Furthermore, on the bypass road near Belgorod, more than 25 Mi-24 Hind attack helicopters have been spotted
Julia Karmo of Sky News Broadcasting has geolocated this video, which was taken yesterday in Novozybkov, in the Bryansk region of Russia. Karmo notes that the trains are on tracks that lead to towards Belarus or towards Ukraine.
and Somova, north-northeast from Voronezh

But the good news is that Gazprom...
  • *NAFTOGAZ UKRAINY SAYS GAS DEBT TO GAZPROM IS $1.7B: KOBOLYEV
might finally get paid
  • *UKRAINE-IMF ANNOUNCEMENT 'MOST LIKELY' TOMORROW, LAPPO SAYS

And while Merkel is talking tough


    • *MERKEL SAYS RUSSIA RISKS 'TOUGH RESPONSE' IF CRISIS ESCALATES
    She is also backing away...
    • *MERKEL SAYS SHE HOPES TO AVOID ESCALATION OF SANCTIONS
    Leaving Obama to do the talking...
    President Obama offered a sustained and forceful rejoinder against Russia on Wednesday, denouncing the “brute force” he said it has used to intimidate neighbors like Ukraine and vowing that the United States “will never waver” in standing up for its NATO allies against aggression by Moscow.


    And after all that, this is happening...







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    , & creating a joint military brigade 4 peacekeeping purposes http://news.liga.net/articles/politics/1053979-mininato_zachem_ukraine_polshe_i_litve_obshchaya_voennaya_brigada.htm  | PR
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    Captured UA tanks in moved north from Simferopol. Surely, to "protect" Russians&Ukrainians on mainland.
         


    and as to those gas bills .......


    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-26/dear-ukrainians-your-gas-bill-goes-50-may-1-have-nice-day



    Dear Ukrainians, Your Gas Bill Goes Up By 50% On May 1, Have A Nice Day

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    We assume this is not what President Obama meant when he said "costs"...
    • *UKRAINE TO RAISE GAS PRICES FOR HOUSEHOLDS 50% FROM MAY 1
    • *UKRAINE TO RAISE GAS PRICE FOR HEATING UTILITIES 40% FROM JULY
    As we warned previously, "the honeymoon is over" and it seems, from today's address, President Obama is about to mandate who and where the free market for natgas delivers it supply.
    Of course, this is not about to get better anytime soon:
    • *NAFTOGAZ UKRAINY SAYS GAS DEBT TO GAZPROM IS $1.7B: KOBOLYEV
    But President Obama is disappointed in the free market.
    “We’ve already licensed, authorized the export of as much natural gas each day as Europe uses each day; but it’s going into the open market; it’s not targeted directly,” President Obama says.

    It’s going through private companies who get these licenses and they make decisions on the world market about where that energy is going to be sold,” Obama says at news conference in Brussels
    Time for another executive order? We suspect a 50% gas price hike may just be another tipping point...(as we noted before)
    What is certain, is that the struggling population, most of whom never wanted the recent political overhaul and were quite happy with life as it was, will suddenly demand a return to the living standards under the old, if "horrible" regime, and demand an even quicker overhaul of the current administration.
    Something Putin knows all too well.
    Why does he know it? Because current events are a carbon copy of what happened in 2007 that led to the infamous 2008 Ukrainian political crisis.
    What happened in 2007? This:
    Ukraine agreed to pay close to $180 for every thousand cubic meters of natural gas it gets next year from Russia, Russia's state-run gas monopoly said, marking a nearly 40% increase over current prices.

    The deal, which comes after months of negotiations between Moscow and Kiev, is part of what Russia describes as an effort to stop giving energy supplies to former Soviet republics at cut-rate prices.

    That effort escalated into a full-blown dispute two years ago, when Russia cut supplies to Ukraine. The dispute affected some European countries, raising concerns about Russia's reliability as Europe's main energy supplier.

    OAO Gazprom said Ukraine agreed in a deal signed by Ukrainian Energy Minister Yury Boiko to pay $179.50 for every thousand cubic meters it buys from Russia next year. Gazprom said transit prices would be set at $1.70, the price for gas shipping across Russia.

    Ukraine currently pays $130 for every thousand cubic meters of gas from Russia.

    In October, Russia urged Ukraine to make good on what it said was a $1.3 billion debt for gas shipments, a demand described by some Ukrainian officials as an effort to influence Ukrainian politics after September's parliamentary elections.

    The deal comes a week after Gazprom said it would pay as much as 50% more next year for natural gas from Turkmenistan. Russia controls nearly all gas exports from the Central Asian nation.
    Funny how history not only rhymes, but sometimes repeats itself. Verbatim.








    http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/russia-reportedly-seizes-51-ukrainian-ships-in-crimea-340929.html





    In its invasion and annexation of Crimea, Russia has seized 51 vessels belonging to the Ukrainian navy, according to information compiled by Dmitry Tymchuk, director of the Center of Military and Political Research in Kyiv.
    Among the Ukrainian vessels reportedly captured by the Russians are submarine Zaporizhia, management ship Slavutych, landing ship Konstantin Olshansky, landing ship Kirovohrad, minesweeper Chernihiv and minesweeper Cherkasy.
    The Cherkasy was the last of the ships to have been overtaken following weeks of threats and ultimatums to surrender. It was finally chased down and overtaken by the Russian navy on March 25 after failing to slip past a blockade of two ships intentionally sunk by the Russians to trap it and other vessels in a narrow gulf, keeping them from escaping into the Black Sea.

    Russia has captured 51 vessels belonging to Ukraine's navy, according to information gathere by the Center of Military and Political Research in Kyiv. (Infographic: Rusudan Tsiskreli)

    As of March 26, just 10 Ukrainian vessels remained in its navy's possession, including frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy, gunboat Skadovsk, intelligence ship Pereyaslav and diving vessel Netishin.







    Ukraine Only Has Enough Gasoline For A Month

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    Nothing to see here, move along. While it appears the Russians are willing to pay the price of modest sanctions from the west to 'liberate' their fellow countrymen, the fallout from further tension with Ukraine could "boomerang" once again on the divided nation. As RBC Ukraine reports, the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Yuriy Prodan said at a press conference today that "oil reserves will last for 28-29 days" in Ukraine. After that, the negotiation begins as Ukraine already owes billions for previously delivered gas - as Ukraine's storage levels more than halved in the last 3 months.

    Stocks of petroleum products in Ukraine will last for 28-29 days, said at today's press conference, the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Yuriy Prodan.

    "Speaking on the situation with oil, then ensure there is quite stable. Today oil reserves will last for 28-29 days," - he said, the " RBC-Ukraine . "

    At the same time, the Minister noted the significant risk reduction in the supply and rising gas prices. As of March 25, 2014 in Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities located 7 billion cubic meters of gas.

    "Up there can be about 2 billion is not the quantity that scares experts, it would be possible to hold only a week. It all depends on what kind of regime will be whether we can take about 20 million cubic meters. Meters of gas to reverse and so on "- said Prodan.

    According to the company "Ukrtransgaz" abnormally warm winter 2013 2014. has reduced gas extraction from underground storage by an average of 37% compared to the same period last year: it was 60 million cubic meters per day.

    In late December 2013. occupied at the time the post of Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Edward Stawicki reported that Ukrainian gas reserves in underground storage is 16.5 billion cubic meters.
    We suspect any further military intervention will only crimp this supply even faster.



















    http://rt.com/news/yarosh-nationalist-resign-killing-157/


    Ukraine Only Has Enough Gasoline For A Month

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    Nothing to see here, move along. While it appears the Russians are willing to pay the price of modest sanctions from the west to 'liberate' their fellow countrymen, the fallout from further tension with Ukraine could "boomerang" once again on the divided nation. As RBC Ukraine reports, the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Yuriy Prodan said at a press conference today that "oil reserves will last for 28-29 days" in Ukraine. After that, the negotiation begins as Ukraine already owes billions for previously delivered gas - as Ukraine's storage levels more than halved in the last 3 months.

    Stocks of petroleum products in Ukraine will last for 28-29 days, said at today's press conference, the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Yuriy Prodan.

    "Speaking on the situation with oil, then ensure there is quite stable. Today oil reserves will last for 28-29 days," - he said, the " RBC-Ukraine . "

    At the same time, the Minister noted the significant risk reduction in the supply and rising gas prices. As of March 25, 2014 in Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities located 7 billion cubic meters of gas.

    "Up there can be about 2 billion is not the quantity that scares experts, it would be possible to hold only a week. It all depends on what kind of regime will be whether we can take about 20 million cubic meters. Meters of gas to reverse and so on "- said Prodan.

    According to the company "Ukrtransgaz" abnormally warm winter 2013 2014. has reduced gas extraction from underground storage by an average of 37% compared to the same period last year: it was 60 million cubic meters per day.

    In late December 2013. occupied at the time the post of Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Edward Stawicki reported that Ukrainian gas reserves in underground storage is 16.5 billion cubic meters.
    We suspect any further military intervention will only crimp this supply even faster.




    http://rt.com/news/yarosh-nationalist-resign-killing-157/






    Muzychko killing: Ultra-nationalist mastermind demands cops’ arrest, Interior Minister’s dismissal

    Published time: March 25, 2014 15:07
    Edited time: March 25, 2014 16:32

    Dmitry Yarosh (L) and Aleksandr Muzychko (Still from RT video; Reuters)
    Dmitry Yarosh (L) and Aleksandr Muzychko (Still from RT video; Reuters)
    Dmitry Yarosh, leader of Ukraine's Right Sector nationalist party, is demanding the resignation of acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and the arrest of police officers involved in the killing of notorious radical militant Aleksandr Muzychko.
    "We cannot watch silently as the Interior Ministry works to undermine the revolution," Interfax reported Yarosh as saying. “We demand the immediate resignation of the Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, and the arrest of the commander of the Sokol Special Forces and those guilty of [Muzychko’s] murder."
    Earlier Tuesday, right-wing militant leader Muzychko, also known as Sashko Bilyi, was killed in a police raid against his gang in Rovno, western Ukraine, Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said in a statement.
    Right Sector leaders threatened Avakov with revenge, though they did not specify exactly what they would do.
    We will take revenge on Arsen Avakov for the death of our brother,” said Roman Koval, the Right Sector organizer in Rovno, charivne.info news portal reported.
    Koval claimed that the operation to kill Muzychko was ordered personally by Avakov, the acting Interior Minister.
    Yarosh backed the claim, adding that the party views Muzychko’s killing as an assassination. The Right Sector leader said that the party understands that “many want to destabilize the situation in Ukraine,” but added that the nationalists “call for peace” and are doing everything in their power to prevent conflicts.
    Muzychko is, however, known for stunts that are far from peaceful.
    Following the coup in Kiev, the far-right militant refused to give up the weapons which he occasionally used to intimidate government officials in the city of Rovno, in western Ukraine. Hethreatened local authorities with an AK-47 and made openly anti-Semitic statements on videos which were then posted on YouTube.
    Ukraine filed charges of hooliganism and obstructing law enforcement agencies against Muzychko on March 8. Four days later he was put on the Ukrainian police’s wanted list.

    Ukraine's top cop accepts challenge

    Avakov said in a reply to Right Sector that he accepts the far-right group’s challenge, adding that his stance toward lawbreakers will be harsh.
    "If some gangsters threaten the minister, I accept this challenge and I am ready to accept any challenge, because that's my job,” Avakov said in a statement. “Henceforth my policy will be very harsh toward bandits, toward those who take up arms to violate order."
    By “bandits,” Avakov said he was referring to people who loot enterprises or homes and possess unregistered guns.
    Earlier, Russia put both Muzychnko and Yarosh on the international wanted list for allegedly torturing and murdering at least 20 captured Russian soldiers during the first Chechen War in 1994-1995.
    On March 16, Yarosh threatened to sabotage Russian pipelines on the Ukrainian territory.
    Yarosh has headed the ultra-right Stepan Bandera All-Ukrainian Organization Trizub since 2005. During the Maidan protests, the organization became the basis for the Right Sector movement.
    On Saturday, the movement announced it would become a political party. In a statement it slammed the current authorities in Kiev and demanded early parliamentary elections, nominating Yarosh for president.
    Right Sector members were very active in the violence which triggered the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich. The group’s fighters used clubs, petrol bombs and firearms against Ukrainian police and have been wearing Nazi insignia.
    Training in hand combat among opposition fighters from the nationalist organization "Right sector" in a camp on Independence Square in Kiev. (RIA Novosti/Andrey Stenin)
    Training in hand combat among opposition fighters from the nationalist organization "Right sector" in a camp on Independence Square in Kiev. (RIA Novosti/Andrey Stenin)
    Author and broadcaster Neil Clark told RT why the allegations that Muzychko was “murdered”make perfect sense.
    “The current government in Kiev came to power with the help of the Right Sector. They wouldn’t have got the power without the Right Sector. It was the force that was torching government buildings, using the violence to get them into power. Now they’ve become an embarrassment to them. I think there are two reasons why this has happened. 
    “First of all the new authorities in Kiev want to get the Right Sector into government security operator organizations – they want them to join the National Guard, they want them to lay down their weapons , because they are frightened that they will be an alternative force in the country, which could threaten them in time. I think that the second reason is the PR angle. They are an embarrassment to the new government in Ukraine, which is being sold as a wonderfully progressive, democratic government,” he said.







    http://rt.com/news/muzychko-avakov-revenge-ukraine-109/


    Nationalists threaten Ukrainian interior minister  with 'revenge' over far-right leader murder

    Published time: March 25, 2014 11:20
    Ukrainian nationalist group Right Sector has announced it holds the acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov accountable for the death of notorious radical militant Aleksandr Muzychko and will avenge it, Ukrainian media reports.
    We will take revenge on Arsen Avakov for the death of our brother,” said Rovno coordinator of the Right Sector Roman Koval, as cited by charivne.info news portal. “The shooting of Sashko Bilyi [Muzychko’s nom de guerre] is an assassination ordered by the minister. Muzychko never received any notices concerning criminal offences and was never summoned anywhere.”
    DETAILS TO FOLLOW







    http://rt.com/news/sashko-bily-dead-reports-013/


    Notorious Ukrainian nationalist militant shot dead in police raid (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

    Published time: March 25, 2014 05:05
    Edited time: March 25, 2014 10:31

    Aleksandr Muzychko
    Aleksandr Muzychko
    Notorious Ukrainian right-wing militant leader Aleksandr Muzychko, also known as Sashko Bilyi, has been shot dead during a police raid against his gang, confirmed Ukraine’s Ministry of Interior.
    Muzychko was killed in Rovno, western Ukraine, where he coordinated actions of local groups belonging to the nationalist Right Sector movement.
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    Definitely him “@RussianTruth1: @Yaro_RT A fat bloated dead guy in Raider's gear (his gear of choice). pic.twitter.com/svIwxVpkan