"Right sector" staged a massacre in the Transcarpathian regional center of Mukachevo. Thus putting the official Kiev in a difficult position – either to take no action on this issue and share with the "Right sector" with the power to either declare the "true patriots" bandits. However, the course of events shows that decisive action by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the company is not ready.
The situation in Mukachevo
11 of July, about 20 fighters of "Right sector" in the town of Mukachevo (Transcarpathian region) in the conflict with opponents, which they "divided up the spheres of influence", opened fire from small arms. Then, members of "Right sector" opened fire with machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns drove up to the police. Destroyed several police cars were set ablaze a traffic police post and a petrol station.
The cause of the conflict, according to published official information started... cigarettes. The official information said that militants of the 1st reserve battalion Volunteer corps Ukrainian "Right sector", stationed in Transcarpathia, called a meeting of local authoritative businessman, the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Mykhailo lanyo (which is popularly known as one of the largest smugglers of the region). According to themselves "righties", they only wanted to stop illegal exports of cheap cigarettes in the EU. According to police, it was about the redistribution of spheres of influence, and the beginning of the conflict begins from the middle of June – the shooting was only the end of the conflict.
Anyway, the meeting with Lano he owns a sports-entertainment complex "Antares" ended with a shot to the head guard, the arrival on the scene of the police, the hasty retreat of the "righties", a shootout with police on the outskirts of the city using machine guns and grenade launchers.
Currently, negotiations with the militants hiding in forest plantations near the village Shop. And the first tried to resolve the conflict with the militants through negotiations, the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Viktor Baloha (the former head of the presidential Secretariat Viktor Yushchenko, the leader of the most powerful local clan, which has a rather strained relationship with Lano). This fact even gave rise to the local media thought about the interest Baloga in the conflict between Lano and "pravosek".
According to the Prosecutor of the Transcarpathian region, the victims of the shelling by the militants of "Right sector" in Mukachevo, become 3 people, another 11 were wounded. "Right sector", in turn, declared the death of 2 persons and injury of 4 people.
The Prosecutor's office qualified the incident as a terrorist attack.
On Saturday evening the militants "Right sector" carried out in major cities of Ukraine protests, demanding the resignation of interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov.
For the authorities of Kiev, the most negative fact all that has happened is that this situation has exposed the simmering conflict between the official power and not having the official status of "right sector" (between the government and disaffected "patriots" wishing to continue the war in the Donbass, and simultaneously improve living standards through reforms).
The official Ukrainian authorities, obviously, have missed those precious hours when the militants can be suppressed. "Pravoseki" responded quickly, announcing the mobilization and start an indefinite protest under the walls of the administration Poroshenko and in other cities (Lviv, Kiev and Odessa). In turn, the battalions "Azov" and "Donbass", headed by the same members of Parliament Semenchenko and Biletsky, made a statement, which though contains the regret about the incident, but also contains the idea that they consider unacceptable the use of force to their "sister cities", the statement clearly indicates that the incident is the fault of "criminal authorities".
Thus, all the efforts of the Kiev authorities to improve the government's image was crossed out because of a pack of cigarettes. While Poroshenko keeps silent, Slovakia introduced on the border with Ukraine increased patrols because of fears of the transfer of militants to his side.
And "Right sector" meanwhile, began to construct roadblocks to Transcarpathia, to prevent the movement of police forces and the movement of equipment to the region. The first checkpoint is located in Zhitomir highway near Kiev. In addition, under the control of the "righties" are the roads of the Carpathian passes leading to Mukachevo.