A march of ultra-nationalist and neo-Nazi groups titled “For Ukrainian Future without Oligarchs” took place in the Ukrainian capital on April 3, the press service of the Ukrainian Svoboda party (organization banned in Russia) reported.
In addition to the above-mentioned party, the organizers of the event included the National Corps (organization banned in Russia), the Right Sector (organization banned in Russia), and other ultra-right Ukrainian forces.
Participants of Mikhail Saakashvili’s Movement of New Forces also joined the march. Reportedly, the action gathered over 10 thousand participants; the young men were guarded by 1500 policemen.
During the march, the participants chanted Bandera slogans “Ukrainian over all,” “Glory to the nation, death to the enemies,” as well as calls for the killing of “moskals” [derogatory term for Russians – translator’s note]. At the same time, new slogans addressed to the current authorities were reported, such as “Suitcase, railway station, Maldives,” which unambiguously reminded to the current president his $500,000 family voyage to the Maldives.
According to witness reports, in addition to calls for the “de-oligarchization of the economy” and forced subjugation of the DPR and the LPR, demands for a full ban on the Russian language in Ukraine as well as on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate were promoted.
Some Ukrainian experts suggest that the neo-Nazis used the event to remind the Kiev junta of their essential role in Ukrainian politics. It was also suggested that such a demonstration of force is necessary to the leader of the National Front (organization banned in Russia), Andrey Biletsky, whose relations with his patron, the head of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Arsen Avakov, have significantly deteriorated.
Events held by Ukrainian neo-Nazis regularly take place in the Ukrainian capital. For example, on the day of the Russian presidential election, Ukrainian nationalists overtly interfered with Russian nationals’ voting in Kiev. Policemen ignored the interference with the Russian election in spite of their duty to ensure public order.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency