David C. Speedie

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says neo-fascist far-right groups are firmly behind the putsch — coup d’etat — in Kiev and questions the democratic credentials of «men with black masks and Kalashnikovs» who became the poster children of the Maidan for Russians.

Does this assessment have any truth to it? In the fast-moving and chronically complex course of events in Ukraine, the issue has been debated from the beginning: the role of the far right in the events that led to the toppling of the Viktor Yanukovych government and in the present and future disposition of political power in the country.

There are some known facts: First, far-right, anti-Semitic, anti-Russian and openly fascist groups have existed and do exist as a blight on modern Ukraine.…  Seguir leyendo »