Svoboda beats and expels Ukraine state broadcasting boss
Putin will be pleased.
Svoboda and the thugs of Right Sector are dangerous. Svoboda garnered some 10% of the vote in 2011, which is to say most Ukrainians didn’t want them, but they form part of a broad right-wing union. In May Ukraine will go to the polls, and the EU needs to make sure that these elections are fair, or its credibility is shot. I think it unlikely that the pro-EU movement translates directly into support for the far-right even if they do make a platform of it, but until we find that out the EU must be extremely tough on this. The hornets’ nest has hardline Nazis.