January 23, 2014

The Risk Of Ultranationalism In Ukraine

Kalnish & Strokan, Worldcrunch

The Associated Press

After two months of mostly peaceful protests, Ukraine has been gripped by the most serious and violent protests since its independence. (Authorities on Wednesday confirmed at least two deaths in overnight clashes in Kiev) While the capital is the identifiable epicenter of these protests, and there are some recent signs that the government may seek negotiations, the situation is increasingly spiraling out of control. The ultranationalist “Right Sector” movement is no longer answering to the leaders of the larger opposition movement, and is calling for a nationalist revolution, saying that is necessary to “combat the dictatorship.” The last chance for peace in Ukraine might be the negotiations between the government and the peaceful opposition, but would require...

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