Entrepreneurs of political violence: the varied interests and strategies of the far-right in Ukraine

For Ukraine's far right, violence has become a source of influence and power DENYS GORBACH   The recent wave of anti-Roma pogroms in Ukraine has spawned a new series of texts on right-wing violence. However, a significant part of this literature still mostly relies on discourse analysis, which cannot fully explain the actions of far right organisations on … Continue reading Entrepreneurs of political violence: the varied interests and strategies of the far-right in Ukraine

Interview: Leading Ukrainian Human Rights Activist Volodymyr Chemerys

ON THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE AND DANGER AND ILLEGALITY OF THE 'NATIONAL MILITIA’S' Volodymyr Chemerys is a leading human rights activist in Ukraine.  He was a member of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliamentand one of the leaders of the 1990 "Revolution on granite" and "Ukraine without Kuchma" campaign in 2000-2001. He a member of NGO Institute ‘Republic’, … Continue reading Interview: Leading Ukrainian Human Rights Activist Volodymyr Chemerys

Danger of the far right: Who created the new “National Brigades” and for what?

On 4 February a small but courageous protest took place in Poshtova Square in Kyiv in protest against the new militia force created by the AZOV movement.  This follows a great deal of discussion on the role of the far-right after a parade on 28 January in central Kyiv of the 600 members of a … Continue reading Danger of the far right: Who created the new “National Brigades” and for what?