Category Ukrainian Far-Right


If the BBC carried a report portraying Neo-Nazi’s engaged in hate crime in London as lovable rogues turned to a good cause there would be outrage.  Yet that is what the BBC has done in a report on Ukraine entitled ‘C14 Group: hooligans who catch separatists’.  

The rise of Azov

The growing activity of the far-right organisation AZOV in Ukraine is an issue of serious concern, it is analysed here by  DENYS GORBACH and OLES PETIK originally published in Open Democracy.  War in the east, political and economic crisis in Kyiv — these are ideal conditions for Ukraine’s far right to capitalise on their frontline successes. […]

Ukrainian anti-fascists defy attack by neo-Nazis

Report by   People and Nature Anti-fascists in Kyiv yesterday marked the anniversary of the assassination of two Russian activists – and faced intimidation by a neo-Nazi gang as the police stood by. Russian and Ukrainian activists take to the streets every year to commemorate journalist Anastasia Baburova and lawyer Stanislav Markelov, who were shot dead […]

Odessa May 2 trial turns into farce

By Halya Coynash Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group Whatever the reasons for delays and flaws in investigating and prosecuting crimes related to the disturbances, fire and deaths on May 2, 2014 in Odessa, procrastination serves only the interests of Russian propaganda’s ‘massacre’ claims Forty-eight people died in Odessa on May 2, 2014 during disturbances in the city […]

Ukrainian syndicalists: the biggest fascist threat is concentrated in Russia and in the occupied territories

Interview with AWU activists, made by Danish left-wing portal in December 2014. We publish here the original text in English and in Russian. What kind of an organisation is Autonomous Workers Union and how are you organised? AWU is a class union organized along the lines of federalism and direct democracy. Among our members […]

Whither the Ukrainian Far Right?

    Introduction The early presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine that took place in May and October 2014 correspondingly proved to be disastrous for the Ukrainian party-political far right. Oleh Tyahnybok, the leader of the All-Ukrainian Union “Freedom” (Svoboda), obtained 1.16% of the vote in the presidential election, while his party secured only 4.71% […]

Poroshenko gives Ukrainian citizenship to a Neo-Nazi criminal from Belarus.

Ukraine: Activist Perspective On 4-th of December 2014 Petro #Poroshenko has gave Ukrainian citizenship to Sergey Korotkih, a combatant of  the Azov regiment. In this way the president of Ukraine showed his appreciation for a foreigner that was fighting in a pro-Ukrainian paramilitary unit.  This decision was made by the Commission on Citizenship Issues under the President […]