MOSCOW, June 4 (RIA Novosti) - Ukraine's radical nationalist Right Sector movement claims the government guaranteed it provisions, armament and collaboration with state agencies in the course of the special operation in the country's east, the UNN news agency reports, citing the movement's leader Borislav Bereza.
"As of today, we are ready to accommodate and integrate entirely all territorial defense squadrons, all the force structures, taking into account that we have been guaranteed provisions, armament and proper collaboration with all state agencies. As of today, we have slightly more than 5,000 prepared personnel under mobilization. At this moment, I think they will be more," Bereza said.
Should the movement make it into Ukraine's parliament, it will promote a law that would allow free weapons circulation.
The movement includes radical nationalist organizations and is linked to Svoboda political party, which became part of the ruling coalition after the coup and overthrow of former president Viktor Yanukovych in February.
In January and February, Right Sector participated in the clashes with police and seized administrative buildings. They are currently involved in cracking down on protests in eastern Ukraine, where clashes have grown more violent since Kiev launched a special military operation there.
Moscow has repeatedly called on Kiev to disarm illegally armed groups, including Right Sector. Russia has launched a criminal case against the movement's leader Dmitry Yarosh for his calls for terrorist activity and has passed on the relevant documents to Interpol.