Today, Chairman of the DNR Peoples Soviet A E Purgin told us that the unrest in Mukačevo in the Podkarpatskaya Krai indicated that the junta has failed to rein in extremist elements, saying, “The Kiev authorities lacked full control over the nationalist bands. Actually, they never had control over them, the nationalists simply made common cause with the state security apparat to intimidate dissidents, political opponents, and those labelled as ‘enemies of the régime’; they acted as an extralegal arm of the government. The Right Sector and other extremist groups had already shown their inability to act in a civilised way, not only in the Donbass, but in other regions, too. For a long time, people in the areas of the DNR and LNR under Ukrainian occupation knew about their methods of ‘dialogue’; now, other parts know it as well. However, to flex their muscles so brazenly and openly… people in the rest of the Ukraine saw that for the first time”.
Today, Chairman of the DNR Peoples Soviet A E Purgin told us that the Kiev junta is trying to establish a fascist state, so, they can’t dispense with the services of nationalist groups such as the Right Sector, saying, “The Ukrainian government is trying to establish a fascist pro-Nazi régime, this is the only way that they can rule the Ukraine today. Therefore, if you get rid of the Right Sector, well, another such group would take its place. The Kiev authorities and Ukrainian pro-Nazi groups in are in close symbiosis. If you were to remove Yarosh, or any other such scumbag ‘leader’, others would come to take their place; the Ukrainian ‘state’ would make a similar tacit pact with them to conduct a reign of terror on the population”.
Today, Chairman of the DNR Peoples Soviet A E Purgin told us that the Ukrainian state commits war crimes against its former subjects in the Donbass, but he’s sure that punishment for such actions would inevitably come, saying, “We’re talking not only about war crimes of the aggressor forces, we’re talking about crimes in the Ukraine itself, where the state fights its own people, not only us, its former subjects. A nihilist impulse guides them… they continue to attack water treatment facilities, power plants, and other infrastructure objects to terrorise the population of the Donbass, in an attempt to drive them out of their land. After all, the Ukrainian government only wants an empty space here! I’m confident that Kiev would face punishment for the crimes that they committed here. There’s much evidence of the murders, torture, and looting by the army and the Ukrainian nationalist units (especially, the Right Sector), not only in the DNR and LNR, but in Russia, too. The MID Rossii* has already sent several volumes of the White Book (a collection of evidence of war crimes) to the UN and to the Council of Europe. They’ve already killed tens of thousands in the Donbass. Their day in court is inevitable! We need an International Tribunal”.
- MID Rossii: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
13 July 2015
Today, Chairman of the DNR Peoples Soviet A E Purgin told us that the bloodshed unleashed by the Right Sector in Mukačevo might be a harbinger of similar incidents throughout the Ukraine, saying, “What happened in Mukačevo? The people came out and declared themselves the new masters of the city. Not everybody came out, but this was only the first sortie. Look at all the units that are on the contact line now. This sort of thing was going to start eventually. Actually, the situation is deteriorating into an atamanshchina* mixed up with gang violence. Now, these units [on the contact line] will go back home to put things right according to their own lights. The question now is how far the extremists will go. If this works out for them in Mukačevo or somewhere else, they’d then go on to try to set up their rule throughout all the Ukraine”.
- Atamanshchina: “rule of the atamans (Cossack chieftains)” in the historical sense… warlord rule, mafia rule, gangster rule, boss rule in the modern sense
14 July 2015
DAN Donetsk News Agency