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Maidan 2.0 in Kiev?

Ordinary Ukrainians have every reason to oppose fascist governance far worse than what they rejected earlier – a Nazi-infested monster responsible for mass unemployment, growing poverty, hyperinflation, social injustice, horrific deprivation, police state repression, and endless war on its own Donbass citizens wanting fundamental democratic rights.

Anti-Russian, Jew-hating, overt Nazi, Interpol wanted criminal (for “public incitement to terrorist and extremist activities”) Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh called on Ukraine’s National Guard, army and security forces to disobey Kiev orders as internecine warfare threatens to erupt into Maidan 2.0.

Calling regime officials “traitors,” he said “(l)et’s stop betrayers who hold high office and want to destabilize the situation in the enemy’s rear and…dismiss volunteer movements.”

They’re “bandits” only wanting self-enrichment. “While we are shedding our blood defending our Motherland, they are making fortunes and doing everything they can so that the war will continue as long as possible.”

Poroshenko ordered security forces to disarm unauthorized armed groups. Right Sector spokesman Artem Skoropadsky responded saying:

“The statement by Petro Poroshenko is addressed to illegal armed groups. We are not an illegal armed group.”

“Illegal armed groups are bandits, and we are volunteer Ukrainian corps, which protects the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Therefore, this statement does not apply to us.”

The group demands Interior Minister Arsen Avakov resign, among other ultimatums made. They called for Maidan mass anti-regime protests.

They denounced “crooks and oligarchs” in power. On July 21, thousands from their ranks and supporters rallied in central Ukraine calling on regime officials to resign. “Death to enemies,” they chanted.

Yarosh announced a “new stage of the Ukrainian revolution. (W)e are a disciplined revolutionary force.” He announced plans for a no-confidence referendum.

Right Sector field offices and “revolutionary committees” nationwide will begin working on setting things in motion for regime change.

Yarosh favors rule by martial law. Maybe he has something like Hitler’s Enabling Law in mind – empowering him as a dictator, letting him enact laws without Reichstag involvement.

“People must voice their attitude to what’s happening in the country,” said Yarosh. “(T)he government should know that if the people are not pleased with it, then it must go.”

If Kiev rejects a referendum, Right Sector officials will conduct one on their own. RT International correspondent Murad Gazdiev reported from Ukraine saying ordinary people joined Yarosh’s rally – angry about dismal conditions.

Last Sunday, Kiev protesters rallied against high prices, low wages, none at all for unemployed workers, lost benefits and regime officials caring only about power and self-enrichment. Banners read “Where are the reforms?” “We are dying of hunger.”

Right Sector members, supporters and other angry Ukrainians held protests in other cities. Polls show majority anti-regime sentiment.

Russian lower house State Duma foreign affairs committee chairman Alexei Pushkov said protesters “are plotting a new ‘revolution’ in Kiev, and Dmytro Yarosh is ready to give his fellow Ukrainians a set of new guidelines for revolutionary changes in the country.”

Days earlier, Right Sector spokesman Artem Skoropadsky said Poroshenko won’t be able to flee Ukraine like Yanukovych if ousted from office.

He “can’t expect anything, but an execution in some dark basement carried out by a group of young Ukrainian soldiers or members of the National Guard.”

Thousands of well-armed Right Sector members are a force to be reckoned with. It’s an ultranationalist, Nazi-infested criminal gang formed during fall 2013 Maidan protests in Kiev.

It’s banned in Russia for good reason. Yarosh is a wanted man. Whether he and supporters can topple Ukraine’s government for the second time in less than 18 months remains to be seen.

Poroshenko is at war on two fronts. He lost earlier in Donbass – likely again against a much more formidable force than earlier if he resumes full-scale fighting.

Challenge by angry, well-armed Right Sectors battalions may be his undoing. Obama’s February 2014 coup opened a hornet’s nest of trouble.

He’s got a tiger by the tail. His new Nazi-infested client state looks like more than he bargained for. Maybe blood in the streets of Kiev again may follow.

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Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

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