Ukraine nationalist leader calls on 'most wanted' terrorist Umarov 'to act against Russia'

ARCHIVE PHOTO: Dmytro Yarosh (L), a leader of the Right Sector movement, addresses during a rally in central Independence Square in Kiev February 21, 2014 (Reuters / David Mdzinarishvili)ARCHIVE PHOTO: Dmytro Yarosh (L), a leader of the Right Sector movement, addresses during a rally in central Independence Square in Kiev February 21, 2014 (Reuters / David Mdzinarishvili).

A leader of the Ukrainian radical group Pravy Sektor (Right Sector), Dmitry Yarosh, has called on Russia’s most wanted terrorist Doku Umarov to act against Russia in an address posted on Right Sector’s page in VKontakte social network.
The statement points out that “many Ukrainians with arms in  the hands” supported Chechen militants in their fight  against Russians and “it is time to support Ukraine  now.”
The message, signed “leader of Right Sector Dmitry  Yarosh” then calls on Umarov “to activate his  fight” and “take a unique chance to win” over  Russia.
Yarosh leads the far-right militant Right Sector group and used  to be a leader of radical nationalist group Trident, which became  the core of the Right Sector.
Yarosh attended the February 21st political gathering  at the renamed Independence Square shortly after the signing of  the deal that returned the country to the 2004 constitution. He  shared the stage with virtually all of Ukraine’s prominent  opposition politicians, including former superstar boxer and  leader of the Democratic Alliance for Reform, Vitaliy Klitschko.  In the following video, surrounded by masked units from his  far-right following, he declares victory and vows to continue  fighting, as the crowd cheers in a military fashion.

The radical leader has been consistently anti-Russian in his  statements, calling for the destruction and division of the  “Moscow Empire” and openly supporting Chechen militants  and Georgian aggression. Yarosh believes Russia is Ukraine’s  “eternal foe” and has said that war between the two  countries is “inevitable.”
Aside from his beliefs on Russia, the Right Sector leader  believes Ukraine should be “careful” with its future EU  membership, as the “bureaucratic monster of Brussels” is  “doing everything to bring to naught the national  identity” of EU member countries.

Far-right group "Right Sector" train in Independence Square in central Kiev, January 25, 2014. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)Far-right group “Right Sector” train in Independence Square in central Kiev, January 25, 2014. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

Yarosh’s outrageous plea to terrorist Doku Umarov exhibits the  “guts of the so-called new Ukrainian  authorities,”Chairman of the Presidium of the Russian  Congress of Peoples of the Caucasus told Itar-Tass.
“Extremists, nationalists of all stripes, flooded the  peaceful republic threatening it with chaos and violence,”Aliy Totorkulov said.
Even the fact of Yarosh’s address, whose “hands are stained  with blood” shows that the Ukraine’s extreme  right“Maidan sponsors” and the forces supporting the  instability in Caucasus come from a “single-center” of  extremism, Totorkulov stressed.
“We strongly support the deployment of Russian troops to  resolve the situation in Crimea as well as provide assistance to  other Ukrainian regions, where the population rejects nationalism  and asks [Russia] for help and protection.”
During the recent riots in Ukraine, Yarosh rejected any  negotiations with the Ukrainian government, calling on his  supporters to defy the truces and agreements of the government  and the opposition.
The Right Sector has been referred to as the most active, the  most radical and the best organized group in the Ukrainian  unrest. Well-equipped masked rioters from Right Sector often used  clubs, petrol bombs and firearms against the Ukrainian police.  Some notorious members of the radical movement have continued to  use rifles and pistols to intimidate local authorities, which  they believe should be “afraid” of the people.
Although the violent acts of the group have been well-documented  by media and placed on YouTube, Western powers have largely  ignored its actions and persisted with describing the protests in  Ukraine as “peaceful.” After meeting with Ukrainian  protesters, including Right Sector members, in late January,  Western representatives went as far as saying that they were  “convinced that these people posed no threat.”
The Russian Foreign Ministry’s commissioner for human rights  Konstantin Dolgov said that Moscow awaits the West’s reaction to  Yarosh’s appeal to Umarov.
“The Ukrainian neo-fascist Yarosh has appealed to terrorist  Umarov,” Dolgov wrote on Twitter. “Does the West place  their stake on such Ukrainian ‘democrats’? Will they react to  this?”

Far-right group "Right Sector" train in Independence Square in Kiev January 31, 2014. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)Far-right group “Right Sector” train in Independence Square in Kiev January 31, 2014. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

Umarov, who commanded groups of militants in both Chechen wars  and organized several large terror acts, is the most wanted  terrorist in Russia. Umarov has claimed responsibility for  several attacks on Russian civilians, including the 2010 Moscow  Metro bombings and the 2011 Domodedovo International Airport  bombing, which killed dozens of people and injured hundreds.
In March 2011, Umarov was put on the UN Security Council’s  Al-Qaeda and Taliban Sanctions Committee list of individuals. The  US government has also announced a $5 million reward for  information leading to the terrorist leader’s capture.
The self-proclaimed ‘Emir of the Caucasus Emirate’ routinely  recorded video addresses, in which he incited terror attacks  against Russian government forces and civilians. He last appeared  alive in a video posted on the internet in summer 2013, calling  to step up terrorist activities and thwart the 2014 Sochi Winter  Olympics. Umarov’s long absence led rumors of his death to  spread, but so far this has not been officially confirmed.
Meanwhile the social media page of the Right Sector group, where  the message has been posted, was taken down as it has violated  company’s policies by posting prohibited content. The VKontakte  page now states that the “community has been blocked at the  request of Roskomnadzor as it has been added to the register of  prohibited content.” 
The Right Sector social media VKontakte page had over 375,000  followers and was used for coordinating the actions of the  movement’s cells across Ukraine.
After the outrageous message caught the attention of world media,  a Right Sector representative has claimed that the movement has  nothing to do with the posting and that one of their  administrator’s accounts was “hacked.”

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