Corpses on the streets, burning police trucks and military-clad rioters beating law enforcement officers to death with clubs. This collection of visuals proves the words ‘peaceful protests’ are inapplicable to Kiev.
Dressed in camouflage and toting firearms, the radicals have high-jacked peaceful protests in the Ukrainian capital. They represent the far-right wing of the Ukrainian opposition and have a leadership of their own. These young people, the majority of which have come to the Ukrainian capital from western regions of the country, follow the ultra-right ideology of nationalistic organizations such as Fatherland, UNA-UNSO and the Right Sector.
The radicals, who praise Ukrainian nationalists that collaborated with Nazi Germany during WWII, pay no allegiance to the opposition leaders generally recognized by the western powers, namely: Vitaly Klitschko, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, or even leader of the nationalist ‘Freedom’ party, Oleg Tyagnibok.
The agenda of the ultras has nothing to do with peaceable demonstrations, and the way they treat their opponents is anything but peaceful.