The article below has new-found significance. It was published by the Russian government-operated daily newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta, seen as a direct mouthpiece for the Kremlin.
The piece has added significance because the Russian government has warned the independent media outlet Lenta.ru over an interview they conducted with Ukrainian Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh. Now, without reason, the long-time editor of Lenta.ru is “stepping down.” Many analysts see these two stories as directly related, though Lenta.ru has long been critical of the Russian government.
As a side note, among many distortions in this article, only some of which we note below, RG captioned the photo above “Kiev dispatches armor and air defense brigades to the Crimea,” while Reuters captions the picture “A military convoy with Ukrainian soldiers is seen near the city of Pervomaysk yesterday.” Pervomaysk is nearly 400 miles from Crimea (map). – Ed.
Dmitry Yarosh, a native of Dnepropetrovsk and the leader of the “Right Sector,” intends to run for the presidency of Ukraine at the early elections set by the illegitimate Verkhovna Rada [Ukrainian parliament] for May 25. Meanwhile, several dozen “Igla” MANPADs have gone missing from Ukrainian armories [man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS) – the Ukraine government denies this allegation, and the story broke via Russian state news agencies — ed.].
The current Ukrainian Defense Ministry denied the reports about the disappearance of the MANPADs, saying that all the weapons of the 80th Airmobile Regiment in Lviv (from which the MANPADs are said to have disappeared) are in place. However, it’s difficult to trust the official information by the current Ukrainian Defense Ministry: earlier it was reported by the ministry press service that the armories and barracks of internal troops in Lviv were well protected, but the reality proved this statement wrong, when the Kalashnikovs that were “written off” the balance sheet ended up in the hands of the “Right Sector” militants on February 19. It’s even harder to take for granted the Ministry of Defense statements, knowing the background of its current head, Igor Tenyukh, a Ukrainian Navy Admiral and a longtime member of the fascist “Freedom” party.
Admiral Tenyukh, who according to some Ukrainian informed sources, is now on a drinking binge and “not completely there,” calls for suppressing any civic activity in the Crimea with a few artillery, airborne and mechanized infantry regiments, as well as air defense brigades, deployed towards Perekop neck from Lviv, Chernihiv, Zhytomyr and Dnipropetrovsk as part of nationwide military exercises. First victims of this redeployment are already known: on the road near Melitopol a Ukrainian APC drove into a ditch and overturned, as evidenced by the eyewitnesses’ photos.
Against this background of disorder and incapability, Dmitry Yarosh, the leader of the “Right Sector,” declared his presidential ambitions. In his “draft” inaugural speech the Nazi leader wearing a tie said he was surprised not to see any detained snipers who were shooting at people in the center of Kyiv in late February. Who were shooting, by the way at both Maidan activists, and at the internal ministry troops and Berkut riot police who defended the government quarter. A new-found Ukrainian Fuhrer does not even bother with a simple question: why there are no members of his organization among the dead. Although it is a fact: in the so-called “Heavenly hundred” of victims there are only “volunteers,” or just passers-by, or even people who opposed the Maidan, such as engineer Zakharov, who was killed when Yarosh militants stormed the office of the Party of Regions. Yes, it looks like a blasphemy, but to this day Zakharov’s name is on the same list with those of his killers.
However, a potential Yarosh presidency today is tomorrow’s headache for ad hoc allies, like Vitaly Klitschko, Arseniy Yatseniuk, Oleh Tyahnybok, Pyotr Poroshenko and Yulia Tymoshenko, who glorify and financially support the radical nationalists.
But in today’s Kiev there is nobody to think about it. Yulia Tymoshenko left for Germany two days ago to continue treating her incurable for the last three years “osteochondrosis”. And note, the illness did not prevent her to appear before the Maidan in twenty centimeter high heels [she was in a wheelchair — ed.]. The not-recognized-by-anybody prime minister Yatsenyuk went to Washington, where he might be lucky enough to meet with Barack Obama on Wednesday. Nobody knows the whereabouts of the “Acting President” and a Baptist pastor Alexander Turchynov [he gave an interview yesterday to the AFP — ed.].
Meanwhile, all kinds of Nazi provocateurs came to life, those who failed to jump on the “European integration” bandwagon together with Yarosh, and now cannot count on any government seats. One of them, Dmitry Korchinskiy, the leader of the “Brotherhood” organization, who for the last two decades has spiritually guided local Nazis, called on creating a “Ukrainian Christian Taliban.” It’s frightening to imagine what might be the habits and traditions of this “Taliban,” recalling how the Galician “revolutionaries” were finishing off the wounded riot policemen on Hrushevsky street.