Today, a large amount of so-called public pro-government organizations are formed in the East and South of Ukraine. They can be easily identified by St. George ribbon which they have chosen as their symbol. However, it is harder to tell the ideological difference of these organizations from the ones created by Maidan revolutionaries.
So, let us take a closer look. Continue reading
February 20, 2014, 1:48 PM.
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Elise.com.ua is hosting video proof that on Thursday, 20 February, during the exit of law enforcement troops from Instytutska Street, government snipers were shooting at people in Maidan. This can be seen in videos shot by journalist Ihor Zakharchenko and originally posted by Radio Svoboda.
Today at around 9 AM, activists retook positions that were lost on 18 February. Dozens of protesters perished in the clashes.
Mustafa Nayem, Oxana Kovalenko, Ukrainska Pravda, 04 février 2014
S’il y a deux semaines le Secteur droit et le nom de son leader Dmytro Yaroch étaient totalement inconnus, aujourd’hui le Secteur droit est au centre de tous les événements de la révolution en Ukraine.
C’est le 19 janvier après le début des confrontations dans la rue Hrouchevskogo que les journaux dans le monde entier ont publié à la une des images des jeunes hommes – activistes du Secteur droit avec de cocktails Molotov et de balaclaves sur les visages.
Les actions du Secteur droit ont remplacé l’expression « protestations pacifiques » dans tous les reportages sur les événements à Kiev. En même temps leurs actions ont forcé le pouvoir officiel d’entendre les revendications de Maidan et d’abroger les lois antidémocratiques du 16 janvier. Continue reading
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 13:26
Right Sector claims that it will make every effort to stop the bloodshed if the powers of Yanukovych are limited and there is a cease-fire by the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MIA). The joint statement with the Maidan Self-defense group was released on the FaceBook page of Dmytro Yarosh.
“If there is a ceasefire on the part of the occupying divisions of the MIA and an immediate abolition by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the dictatorial powers of Yanukovych, we will make every effort to stop the bloodshed and ensure overall safety,” the statement read.
It was signed by the leader of Right Sector, Dmytro Yarosh and for the Leaders of the Maidan Self-Defense organization, National Deputy Andriy Parubiy.
Mikhaylo Zhyznevskiy, who was killed in the bloody attack on protestors in Kyiv on January 22, 2014, was a member of the Ukrainian liberation movement known as UNA-UNSO. The organization is affiliated with Right Sector, which is persistently accused of provocations by the pro-government media. A video taken three days before his death, however, shows the 25-year-old Belorussian trying his best to prevent rather than fuel provocations on Hrushevskiy Street.
The video shows Zhyznevskiy trying to persuade protestors, including members of Verkhovna Rada, to keep a safe distance from Berkut and the internal forces in order to avoid any possible altercations. Continue reading
The Council of Maidan Self-Defense approved the decision to create and expand the Ukrainian Self-Defense League throughout the nation. The newly founded organization, coordinated by the National Resistance Headquarters in Kyiv, is non-partisan. The announcement was made by Andrey Parubiy, Madian commandant and member of the Batkivshchyna party .
Screenshot of the video from Parubiy’s press conference
According to Parubiy, the main tasks of the Ukrainian Self-Defense League is the coordination, mobilization, and protection of the activists for Kyiv. Continue reading
Photo by UNIAN
This medieval contraption had been busy shooting since its construction on January 20th until it was ruined by the Berkut police in the night of January 21st.
The Catapult had its own twitter channel, https://twitter.com/ukr_catapult, posting twits such as: “I threw a Molotov cocktail towards the Berkut! Inexpressible experience!”; “I am loaded with stones and cobblestones, but I don’t see where they are flying. I hope that I hit the target a couple times”; “Somebody brought lasers, I see the target! Target established, fire!” “Everything thunders and clatters here, it’s very loud, but that’s nothing to me, because I’m the main catapult in Ukraine”.
15 hours after its destruction, the catapult posted again, saying that it had been dissassembled for the barricades, but that we would wage war yet again.
More about the catapult here>>