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Right Sector will not march on Kyiv, withdraws ultimatum

Right Sector will not march on Kyiv, withdraws ultimatum
By Alya Shandra

The Right Sector withdrew their ultimatum to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, the movement’s leader Dmytro Yarosh announced in a YouTube video.

In it he states that while many Right Sector volunteers are fighting for Ukraine’s territorial unity, the rear echelon engages in the very same activities that have been practised before the national revolution of winter 2014 [Euromaidan]. The police continue to engage in lawless activities, repressing Right Sector members that leave to home on rotation from the ATO. Yarosh recalls that a few days ago Kyiv police detained 15 Right Sector members in the manner that was prevalent in Yanukovych’s times: they were beaten, forced to give testimonies, had bags put over their heads. As it was impossible to tolerate such behaviour, the Right Sector made its emotional statement to President Poroshenko yesterday. Yarosh reassures that the Right Sector stands ready for decisive actions necessary for implementing the ideals of the revolution, but given the circumstances and having received reassurance that the case of MIA first deputy head Yevdokimov is being processed, they withdraw their ultimatum.

“We were informed that all of our brethren were released and the question [of the first deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Volodymyr] Yevdokimov is now being considered by the Cabinet, and we very much hope that the decision on his resignation will be made. We understand that this is a victory, albeit a small one, and given the situation at the front, we will remain at our positions,” he said.

Previously, the Right sector threatened to march on Kyiv “in full gear” if Poroshenko for two days would not reshuffle the Interior Ministry and free Right Sector participants from custody.

In response, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov reminded that the order to dismiss Yevdokimov has been sent for approval two weeks ago, and said that the reasons for Yarosh’s ultimatum are to draw attention to the Right Sector prior to the upcoming elections to the Verkhovna Rada.

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