Recently, the conflict between the Kiev authorities and the Ukrainian radical organizations has been escalating more and more. Ukrainian radicals are extremely dissatisfied with those crumbs from the table of oligarchic that they are given.They think they deserve more, because it is nationalist groups that were striking force of the February revolution in 2014 which resulted in the current Ukrainian elite that gained the coveted power.
Because the new Ukrainian political elite is heterogeneous by itself and radical nationalists (simply frank Nazis) have become a part of it, some of the Ukrainian politicians sided with the nationalist groups that now turned into a variety of volunteer battalions. Members of these groups have one aspiration – to plunder, kill and meet their most perverse needs.
But current Kiev authorities realize that they may sooner or later become the object of plunder. So zealous and inadequate “volunteer battalions” are brought to justice. However, some of the Ukrainian elite is in direct conflict with the authorities, and with the help of direct violence they force the courts to take the necessary decisions for them. A vivid illustration of this process is the situation with the notorious battalion of rapists and murderers “Tornado”. Authorities want to arrange a show trial on the example of glaring evidence, and the radicals insist that they are allowed to do everything, and no one has the right to punish them, even for the most serious crimes committed for the sake of Ukraine which is known to be ‘above all’.
The President of Ukraine Poroshenko recently vetoed the amnesty law adopted by the Verkhovna Rada which applies in particular to the participants of the “ATO”. This very situation indicates at the fact that Poroshenko controls Ukrainian parliament quite poorly, and he has to use the veto to stop the radicals’ striving for impunity. The conflict between Kiev authorities and radicals thus moves to a new political level. But the final word will neither rest with the Ukrainian political elite nor with radical nationalists. The final word in this conflict rests with the owners of the Ukrainian political theater which are located in Washington. On the eve of the presidential elections in the United States transatlantic masters can be very demanding on the Kiev regime. And if it will not meet these requirements, then its fate will be unenviable.
Vladimir Bidyovka, the DPR People’s Council deputy