Ukrainian Police Detain Far-Right Activists For Hooliganism Against Pro-Russia Party HQ

May 24, 2020 03:11 GMT

Seventeen members of a far-right group have been detained for attacking the headquarters of Ukraine’s largest pro-Russia political party in Kyiv.

Police said on May 23 that members of the far-right National Corps were arrested for hooliganism after they clashed with security guards and threw smoke bombs, fireworks, and paint cans at the headquarters of the Opposition Platform – For Life.

The party is led by Viktor Medvedchuk, a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is godfather to one of the Ukrainian politician’s daughters.

The National Corps is the political wing of the far-right Azov movement that emerged during fighting with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.

The National Corps have demanded authorities file charges of treason against Opposition Platform – For Life and its leaders.

On March 10, a delegation of Ukrainian lawmakers from the Opposition Platform – For Life met with deputies from the Russian State Duma in Moscow.

The party said the two sides were discussing the creation of a inter-parliamentary element of the Normandy Format, a diplomatic process involving Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France to end fighting in eastern Ukraine. Medvedchuk reportedly discussed the initiative with Putin.


  1. Unbelievable that a member of parliament will go to the territory of the invading country, then return home and stay alive. He is lucky they decided to use paint cans instead of pitch forks that Medvedchuk deserves. There is a special place in hell for traitors. The Moskali don’t have to worry about such things because nobody wants Moskovia.

  2. ‘Far right activists’. They are opposed to the putinazi regime and its fifth columnists. Give them medals.
    Why isn’t the rodent’s filthy regime described as ‘far right’? Or fascist, or better still: what it really is: a full blown national socialist regime.

  3. Amazing how fast the police cann find and arrest pro-western activists but spend years unsuccessfuy searching to the murders of pro west activists.

  4. So far ruSSian invasive forces were vandalizing parts of Ukraine for more than half a decade, causing 12k people being killed, 2 million refugees, massive destruction and a downed civil airliner.

What is your opinion?