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Ukraine | Ukrainian fascists against national minorities in Chernivtsi

On March 19, in the Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi, local political scientist Oleg Khavich organized an international round table on the protection of the rights of national minorities. The organizer was the association ‘Ethnic Minorities Rights Watch’. The event was attended by representatives of the Polish Sejm, Romanian consul, representatives of the Romanian district of Suceava.
However, the so-called «veterans of the antiterrorist operation», which participated in the suppression of the anti-Kiev uprising in the Donbas, broke into the round table. They said that it was a pro-Kremlin action and ripped off the round table. After the beginning of the riots, the police came and arrested the organizer, one must assume for resistance to the fascists. The police dragged Oleg Khavich out of the hall and handcuffed him. At the same time, the political scientist reports that the police officer took away his cell phone.
In a commentary to the media Havich expresses surprise at this unforeseen development of events. «It was a round table completely neutral from a political point of view. It was absolutely peaceful representative event, which was supposed to take place in the Ukrainian language. What kind of Kremlin can we talk about?» According to him, the goal of uniting Ethnic Minorities Rights Watch, and the ripped round table was the Europeanization of Ukraine. It is about using contacts of national minorities, whose «mother countries» are members of the EU, to strengthen Ukraine’s relations with Europe. After all, this is a bilateral benefit: Ukrainian Hungarians, Romanians, Slovaks, Bulgarians, Greeks will receive additional attention from Kiev, and Ukraine itself is an additional channel of communication with Brussels.
Currently, Oleg Khavich is preparing a lawsuit against the police, accusing it of official negligence, abuse of authority (unlawful detention using special means) and robbery.

Ukraine | A New Tool for Repression in Ukraine

June 2, Ukraine’s parliament passed a law on the national police. This police officially will deal with the protection of public order and combating crime. As part of the agency will be criminal and patrol police, pre-trial investigation authorities, the guard police and the special police. Old police, named militsia will continue its existence. Thus, both polices will operate simultaneously. Employees of the new police will be recruited not from the old members of the militsia, but from the volunteers who had not served in the police force. According to the law their monthly salary will be 25 thousand hryvnia. By the standards of Ukraine it is very huge salary.
Old police disloyal to Kiev regime, and the government of Yatsenyuk is well aware of this. Therefore, they want to replace it by loyal staff. It will not be the lack of volunteers. A huge number of paramilitary right-wing extremists will gladly serve the new regime for the huge salary. Thus, the Kiev government expects to legalize activists of fascist gangs and get in its hands a loyal tool of social control and repression of anti-government protest activity. Dictatorship in Ukraine continues to strengthen.

Ukraine | The head of Kharkov police defined pogrom in student campus as a flesh-mob

According to the Ukrainian media on June 11 at night a group of unknown persons ransacked in Kharkov. From 30 to 40 masked men armed with clubs and knives attacked passers in campus, where there are dormitories for foreign students. The pogrom lasted about half an hour. As a result of the attacks 9 people were stabbed. Five of the victims — the citizens of Jordan who are studying in Ukraine, and the rest — the citizens of Ukraine, who talked with them in the time of the thugs attack. In addition, two dogs were killed belonging to people who have been attacked. During this time, the rioters destroyed or damaged property café and six cars parked in the area of student dormitories.
June 12, police of Kharkov announced the arrest 5 suspects in the massacre, but says nothing about the motives of the crime. Police gives a strange assessments of this event. So the head of the Kharkov city police department Andrei Kryschenko declared that “it was some kind of a flash-mob» http://www.unian.ua/society/1088672-militsiya-biyka-ta-pogrom-u-harkivskomu-studmistechku-buli-splanovanimi.html Opposition journalist Andriy Manchuk explains the strange behavior of the police: the pogrom took place with the participation of soldiers of the regiment «Azov» put in the stuff of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
The regiment «Azov» is formed on the basis of the Nazi organization «Patriot of Ukraine», which originated in 2006 in Kharkov and pursued foreign students in the struggle for racial purity of Ukraine.