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Right Sector Challenges Kyiv in Western Ukraine

Three people were killed and at least 13 wounded in the western Ukrainian town of Mukacheve (Mukachevo), on July 11, as members of the nationalist paramilitary group Right Sector (RS) attacked local police near a local sports club with machine guns and grenades. RS claimed they wanted to prevent smuggling but were then attacked by police. However, RS themselves are suspected of smuggling and racketeering in Transcarpathia province and Mukacheve in particular. The incident prompted Kyiv to reshuffle the local government and open several criminal cases. Yet, RS has openly challenged Kyiv, undermining government authority (Liga.net, Channel 5, July 11–22; …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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