“I left from Donetsk for Kiev last summer. There I met with the people who were members of the ‘Right Sector.’ They talked about their good intentions, the restoration of the Ukrainian culture; they blamed residents of Donbass for everything. After hearing all of that, I decided to go and join the battalion Tornado,” said Darina Sokolova.
According to her, after joining ‘Tornado’, she realized that she was wrong.
“I made an immature decision to become a sniper. The people there were rude people. Coming back was easier than leaving. To leave from Lisichansk, where the battalion was located was tough. I had to talk and persuade them to let me go,” Sokolova recalls.
She said that people there are those who came from the streets and took a seat but they still have the street mentality.
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation in November 2014 added extremist organizations such as ‘Right Sector’, ‘Ukrainian National Assembly — Ukrainian National Self-Defense’ (UNA-UNSO), ‘Brotherhood’, ‘Tryzub Stepan Bandera’ and ‘Ukrainian Insurgent Army’ (UPA) to the list of banned organizations.