26 February 2014, 23:00

Right Sector a threat to Ukraine – Sergey Belous

Right Sector a threat to Ukraine – Sergey Belous
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The level of information warfare about what is going on in Ukraine is currently at the highest level. The West and its interests have a narrative of the events in Ukraine that has been carefully thought and planned. This is also true of all of the actions of the so called opposition in Ukraine, who were carefully instructed, trained and are being controlled and funded by forces outside of Ukraine who seek to see a certain scenario played out to the end. 

The objective for Ukraine has been determined by a small circle of planners in Washington and most importantly by the Pentagon and its international surrogate NATO. It does not matter to them if Ukraine is completely destroyed or divided as long as they achieve their aim, and the good of the Ukrainian people is of absolutely no interest to them.

This is John Robles I am speaking to Mr. Sergey Belous, he is a specialist in contemporary history and international relations, he is also an assistant for the former Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia and is an observer of the Ukrainian situation for the Serbian weekly Pichat.

Robles: Can you tell us about the similarities between what happened in Yugoslavia, then in Kosovo and what is now happening in Ukraine?

Belous: As a historian, who specializes in the Kosovo conflict and the Yugoslavian crisis, and a political observer of the Ukrainian issue, I’ve noticed a lot of historical parallels between the current situation which has developed in Kiev and that which existed in Serbia in Milosevic’s time. There was also a huge stream of propaganda and disinformation, as well as the powerful influence and sly actions of western intelligence.

Robles: How were you able to find the truth despite all of the disinformation?

Belous: To figure out the real situation in my country I got in touch with some different, but very credible people, some of them on the ground, some at the political "top" - let’s call them "informers" - who gave me some interesting information to think over.

Robles: What kind of information did they give you?

Belous: First of all there are those "mysterious" snipers, who were proclaimed by the opposition as Yanukovich’s murderers. The real fact is that those snipers were shooting at people on BOTH sides, I mean not just the so called demonstrators, but also at the security forces.

I know from a very reliable source that more than 30 people were killed by them. And they did it so professionally and precisely that the Ukrainian authorities needed to involve between 10 to12 of their own snipers to stop just one of those skilled killers, who obviously had extensive experience in urban combat.

Some people also died later, after being wounded in the back by 7,62 caliber bullets, that means the so called "SVD", or Dragunov, sniper rifle was used. And some wounds were made by more powerful hunting-rifle bullets.

Robles: Where did these snipers come from?

Belous: Investigators have investigated the many different versions but they are not allowed to talk about them.

Robles: Are members of the opposition involved?

Belous: Investigators from the Special Forces tried to research the crimes I mentioned, and the role played by an opposition Member of Parliament named Sergey Pashinsky. Some of the Maidan demonstrators stopped a car and they found a sniper rifle inside, Pashinsky just jumped in that car and quickly vanished with unknown persons. Unfortunately, that investigation has now been put on hold after the overthrow of the government.

Robles: What can you tell us about far right and neo Nazi activists in the opposition?

Belous: The Second interesting point is that most of the radical opposition movement, the so-called "Right Sector", in fact represents a union of ultra-radical organizations, and appeared last summer literally out of nowhere.

Robles: Weren’t the Ukrainian security services alarmed?

Belous: The full dossiers on key right movement leaders was delivered to the appropriate departments of the Ukrainian special services, but they disappeared straightaway!

And then the SBU (Ukraine Security Service) just took away all the documents on all of their suspects, so now, according to the Interior Ministry data bases their biographies look absolutely clean! They are well coordinated, well trained and some of them even have several years of training using firearms - and they have all managed to avoid arrest. That all looks suspicious, doesn’t it?

So the various reports about a great number of double agents in the Ukrainian security services are receiving more attention.

Robles: What plans do they have for the country?

Belous: The political position and the future plans of the "Right Sector" actually look very dangerous. They are not only opposing the idea of European integration, but they really hate the current opposition leaders, including the recently released Yulia Timoshenko. Their genuine vision for the Ukrainian political system is some kind of nationalistic, almost Nazi type dictatorship, and it does not include the acting Euromaidan leaders.

Robles: What else can you tell us?

Belous: There is also a third point. The decision of the new Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs, Arsen Avakov, from the opposition, is to hire representatives of the "Right Sector". This may have far-reaching and catastrophic consequences, especially for his Party’s boss Yulia Timoshenko, who is going to be the new leader of the country.

Robles: Timoshenko used to have good relations with Russia didn’t she?

Belous: It may seem like a ridiculous scenario, but releasing Timoshenko from jail may be even profitable for Moscow. Despite her pro-western orientation she has normal relations with the ruling Russian political elite, including President Vladimir Putin, and especially people from Gazprom, which was her business partner during the mid-1990s.

She is talented speaker and has significant support, not just in the West, but also in the East of Ukraine. Of course, at that moment she is getting a lot of criticism directed at her from pro-euro demonstrators, notwithstanding she has no more real powerful opponents.

Robles: What will her role be?

Belous: Apparently, Timoshenko will be used to keep working the key points of agreements signed with Russia before December, and, at the same time, to implement the new concept of Ukrainian bi-vector foreign policy, that fits into the framework of the recent Moscow-Berlin accords on close cooperation between the European Union and the soon to be established Eurasian Economic Union.

Robles: What about the European Eurasian Union? What can you tell us about that?

Belous: Such a format of partnership was announced by President Putin at the Munich Security Conference, where it was proposed to make a free trade zone between the European Union and the Euro-Asian Economic Union by 2020.

A similar idea was mentioned by a reputable and informed German political expert named Alexander Rar, who admitted a few days ago on a Ukrainian TV show that Berlin realized its mistake about giving Ukraine just one option of foreign policy orientation and cooperation – either the European Union, or the Customs Union. So now they will design a new agreement and project that will also consider Moscow’s interests.

In the aforementioned context, the most dangerous player on the Ukrainian political scene is the growing "Right Sector" that will try to prevent the realization of a new geopolitical scheme by armed force, or to nominate its own candidate for elections against the alternative of Timoshenko. Thereby this carries forward and fulfils the United States’ interests, which wants to bring the European Union "to reason".

Robles: I see, I see. Alright, well I really appreciate the interview thank you very much for speaking with me.

Belous: I thank you very much also.

Robles: OK I really appreciate it.

You were listening to an interview with Mr. Sergey Belous, he is a specialist in contemporary history and international relations, he is also an assistant for the former Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia and is an observer of the Ukrainian situation for the Serbian publication Pichat. Thank you very much for listening, and I wish you the best wherever you may be.

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