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Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Ukrainian dystopia: the Minister has created the equivalent of Hitler’s stormtroopers

On the anniversary of the Holocaust in the center of Kiev 600 people joined in the so-called “National squad.” Gathered around the gray banners with the image of a black Trident was dressed in a gray uniform, face concealed behind a black mask. The warriors motto: “We are not afraid to use Force to set on the streets of the Ukrainian Order!”. Colors and slogan was not chosen at random. Looking at this, the inhabitants of Kiev have started talking about the likelihood of a fascist coup in the country..

photo: a frame from the video

The oath was organized by the party “national body”, created on the basis of the battalion “Azov”, who is accused of war crimes against civilian population of Donbass. “NC” is the political power of the Ukrainian neo-Nazis “Azov” – their strike force, but squad — civil wing. As explained to journalists the representative of the “NC” Roman Chernyshev, the newly formed guards will help police deal with alcohol and drug abuse. He stressed that if the police do not want to resist corrupting society events, members of the organization to cope on their own.

The adviser to the interior Minister of Ukraine Ivan Varchenko was supported by “civil activists” and even called for everyone to join not in law enforcement (which would be logical), and in the squad. According to him, members of the organization have every right to interact with police and guards. In particular, they are allowed alternately with the security forces patrol Ukrainian streets.

Meanwhile, not all Kiev happy new paramilitary formation. Some remembered arkanara writers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. As you know, in their work “Difficult to be God” was a similar organization called the “grey army”. It consisted of the most evil and stupid representatives arkanarskoy companies who were willing to be tortured to death even his relatives only because they could read. Others, less steeped in science fiction, he remembered the Nazi party in Nazi Germany and storm troopers.

Parliamentary elections in Ukraine will take place in 2019. Despite the fact that the “national body” itself as an independent political force, right-wing radicals, in the Republic they are considered puppets of the popular front, in particular, interior Minister Arsen Avakov. In 2014, “NF” ranked second after “block of Petro Poroshenko” place in the elections to the Verkhovna Rada, however, today the rating of its popularity is at the level of 1%. It is obvious that in the next election the members of the party will not pass in Parliament, and then Avakov and other leaders of the “veterans” could lose their positions in the leadership of the country.

Whether they are in pursuit of power to turn Ukraine into a new Bastion of fascism in Eastern Europe, “MK” learned from the experts:

Kirill Molchanov, Deputy head of the Ukrainian Institute of policy analysis and management:

– A certain element of the municipal police, which was subordinated to the local authorities, the results are similar to another private army, which is the brainchild of Mr. Avakov. This is reminiscent of the organization of the German neo-Nazis 40 years. It is absolutely unclear what legislation they reglamentary their activities and what functions assigned to it, but there is a high probability that the group will perform political functions acceptable to the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine and its political forces. It’s all a show of force before the presidential elections to “sworn friends” Avakov think well before to remove him from his post. Now the squad is sponsoring a “people’s front”, including Yatsenyuk, Turchinov and MPs, who focused on them. However, the group is not the project of the party “national front”, which has a fairly low electoral rating. They may be from another political party, for example, from the same “National corpus”, or create a new individual political group. Thus, if Avakov will be removed from office, he will remain an alternate aerodrome and leverage over power.

Vladimir Zharikhin, Deputy Director of the Institute of CIS countries:

– “National teams” provide the order, which described the Strugatsky brothers “Difficult to be God” – medieval. If you can not find the power to hold them back, the organization can go very far in their actions. As for the legal side of the issue, their activity can be regulated – there was also adopted the law on the Inquisition, may also be adopted any law in Ukraine. It can be assumed that in the long term about the function of the police in Ukraine will carry out informal radicals. And there is persistent data that these groups supports the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Avakov, although , according to the law, he would be expected to deal with them. Probably now, on the eve of the presidential election, he wants to show their capabilities.

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