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PRESS RELEASE


Right Sector Drums Up
New Caucasus Insurgency
Against Russia

March 4, 2014 (EIRNS)—This release was issued today by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee.

Right Sector, the neo-Nazi guerrilla organization that spearheaded last month's coup in Ukraine, called March 1 for terrorists in the North Caucasus to escalate against Russia. The newspaper Ukrainskaya Pravda reported the appeal, which said: "We remind all citizens of Ukraine regardless of ethnicity (including Russians), that our struggle is anti-imperial, not Russophobic." It said that the Central Staff of Right Sector had put its units on immediate mobilization with arms, instructing them to coordinate with local units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD). "We call upon the Caucasus Resistance Movement, as well as all liberation movements in Russia, to activate," said Right Sector.

On its Vkontakte social network page, Right Sector the same day posted a personal appeal from its leader Dmytro Yarosh to Doku Umarov, the Saudi-linked Chechen would-be founder of a Caucasus Emirate, who has claimed responsibility for acts of terrorism in Russia in recent years. Yarosh said,

"The Ukrainian nation and the nations of the Caucasus region have been united by mutual bloodshed. Many Ukrainians supported the freedom fight of Chechens and other Caucasus nations with guns in their hands. Now is the time to support Ukraine! As the leader of Right Sector, I call on you to activate your fight. Russia is not as strong as it seems. You have a unique chance to win. Take it!"

These incitements have barely been reported in Western media, with the exception of a commentary in Danish Jyllands-Posten (see Documentation). In Russia, however, the story was prominent in national news broadcasts, covering the announcement of a criminal case against Yarosh under two articles of the Russian Criminal Code: public calls for extremism and public calls for terrorism. "Dmytro Yarosh publicly urges anti-Russian forces to commit extremist actions and terror on Russian territory," Russian Investigative Committee (IC) spokesman Vladimir Markin said. Therefore the IC will seek an international warrant for Yarosh's arrest, according to the report this evening on Channel One Russia.

Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic, responded to the Right Sector posting: "This man, Yarosh, is out of his mind. He is awaiting help from a bandit who is where no one has ever returned from." Kadyrov has claimed that Umarov was killed earlier this year.

The status of Yarosh within the illegally installed regime in Kiev remains unclear. When the list of cabinet appointments under Prime Minister "Yats" Yatsenyuk was brought to the Maidan for mob approval on Feb. 26, the person reading the names began to mention Yarosh as a deputy chairman of the National Security and Defense Council (SNBO). The live web-TV feed showed that a person rushed up to the microphone just then and told the reader, "Don't read the name of Yarosh!" And it was not read. Since then, Kiev media have referred to such a post for Yarosh being "under discussion." Today Yarosh announced that Right Sector is "coordinating its actions with the SNBO" and forming units throughout Ukraine "for the protection of order and the citizenry." He added, "If the SNBO decides to liberate Crimea, Right Sector will take part."

The confirmed head of the SNBO, meanwhile, is Andriy Paruby. He is an MP of the Batkivshchyna caucus of "Yats," but back in the early 1990s he co-founded, with Oleh Tyahnybok, the neo-Nazi Socialist-National Party of Ukraine, later renamed Svoboda. Paruby also founded the Ukraine Patriot paramilitary organization, which today is one of the main components of Right Sector. Today Paruby gave a boastful interview to Interfax-Ukraine, claiming to have boxed Russia in, such that "Putin, who was preparing for a splendid victory over Ukraine, has been internationally isolated." Paruby claimed that Russia had been "planning the Georgia scenario," to provoke conflict and then intervene to "protect" people. "We understand that this was a large-scale operation, not only for Crimea, but throughout southeastern Ukraine," but now "there has been a huge failure of this operation, long planned by the Kremlin."

In fact, today there were large pro-Russian demonstrations in Odessa, Donetsk, and Dnepropetrovsk, including against the appointment by illegitimate Acting President Alexander Turchynov — who was supposedly anti-corruption — of billionaire "oligarchs" as the new governors of the latter two cities.