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    Ukraine: Heroes of Maidan Turning Into Gangsters

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    A year after the start of the civil war in the breakaway Donbass region, Ukraine is shattered by a new conflict, with dyed-in-the wool nationalists turning their arms against Kiev and tearing up EU banners.

    In an article entitled “Far-Right group Pravy Sektor challenges Ukraine government after shootout”, carried by The Telegraph and written by Roland Oliphant, it’s reported how:

    “A standoff was under way between government forces and members of the far-Right paramilitary group Pravy Sektor (Right Sector) on Sunday after the militia reportedly launched a gun and grenade attack in a western Ukrainian town and later demanded the resignation of the country's interior minister. “

    But the situation didn’t end there, since the article continues by pointing out the leader of Pravy Sektor, Dmitry Yarosh, “went on to issue a string of demands, including the arrest of Mikhail Lano, the member of parliament who openly opposes the group, and the resignation of Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s interior minister, along with the entire leadership of the regional police force.”

    Kyrill Koktysh, an associate professor of Moscow State Institute of International relations with Russia's Foreign Ministry (studio guest), Jon Hellevig, Finnish political analyst (Moscow) and William Dunkerley, Senior Fellow at the American University in Moscow (New Britain, Connecticut) commented on the issue.

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