Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov reports that Party of Regions’ National Deputy Yuriy Ivaniushchenko is involved in the murder of activists of Maidan on February 18. The murderer of journalist Veremiya received his bullets in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Continue reading
Many in Ukraine will know well the following, but some in the West may not understand the nature of the armed confrontation in Kyiv: The issue in Ukraine is not any longer that a country’s President or Ministers are ordering this or that, and then the police or others are following the government’s orders (or not).
Yanukovych & Co. are apparently paying well the special units in uniforms, and armed gangs without uniforms who are beating, torturing and killing people. These men are mercenaries who use various weapons against both unarmed and armed demonstrators, probably, depending on the pay they receive. They will be doing their jobs as long as the money flows. All that has not…
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On 26th of January, as the windows of the Kirovograd State Administration were barricaded with sacks of sand and all the approaches to the building glazed with ice, the townsfolk have had their first acquaintance with the phenomenon created by the party in power — titushkas.
Upon closer inspection it’s become apparent, that while some of these men are locals, others have been brought in from other Ukrainian cities.
Among the boys lending their fists for a couple hundred hryvnias one could spot local sportsmen, such as professional boxer Oleksandr Cherviak, kung-fu coach Volodymyr Kozhukhar, as well as unsophisticated thugs and people resembling drug addicts, supposedly the supporters of the Party of Regions. Also, several sources claimed that a busful of inmates from the local SIZO prison arrived to reinforce the defence of the Kirovograd State Administration. Continue reading
Titushka” thugs in Kharkiv have problems. They are being handled by “ultras” and patriots. “Titushka” recruiters from Kharkiv’s fighting club “Oplot” failed to send to Kyiv the “declared” 400 militants on Monday, December 20th.