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    Ukrainian Right Sector Demands Kiev Resume Offensive in Donbass

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    The Right Sector nationalist organization will demand from the Ukrainian government to resume offensive in Donbass at an upcoming rally in Kiev on July 3.

    Ukrainian radical nationalists from the Right Sector movement plan to demand that Kiev withdraw from the Minsk agreements and resume offensive actions against Donbass independence supporters, the organization said in a statement on its official website.

    Right Sector members will stage a march toward the governmental district in Kiev and voice their demands to the government on July 3.

    "We demand from [Ukrainian President Petro] Poroshenko’s regime to withdraw from the Minsk agreements, to resume offensive to liberate the occupied areas [in Donbass], and to make changes to the army and Defense Ministry staff. We also demand a just punishment for national criminals from the period of Yanukovych’s presidency, concrete steps in war on corruption, and switch from oligarchic to a national-oriented policy," the statement read.

    Right Sector was formed as a coalition of nationalist and neo-Nazi organizations during the Maidan protests in Kiev at the end of 2013.

    In November 2014, Russia’s Supreme Court blacklisted Right Sector as an extremist organization and banned it in Russia. Earlier, Russia launched a criminal case against leader Dmytro Yarosh for public incitement of terrorism.

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