So, I am suspecting a cleansing of the most foul, the most noxious, the most obvious. But, the vast majority of riff raff will remain and will be used as needed to oppress the legitimate grievances of the Ukrainian populace once IMF 'reforms' take hold.
From the previous post- Ukraine: Regime Change & the IMF's Bitter Pill
"The bailout agreement will include the imposition of drastic austerity measures which in all likelihood will trigger further social chaos and economic dislocation"Svoboda and co. will be there to keep the people in line
|Oleksandr Muzychko, better known as Sashko Bily(i)|
For what it is worth, Muzychko acquired notoriety in Ukraine after he was filmed brandishing an AK-47 assault rifle at a town hall session in western Ukraine, and then harassing a local prosecutor.
See video below Muzychko/Sashko Bilyi in action
As usual we have conflicting versions of what happened.
-He was a leader of Right Sector, a far-right group which was prominent in the recent anti-government protests.
-Ukraine's Deputy Interior Minister Vladimir Yevdokimov said Muzychko died after opening fire at police and Sokol special forces, who had raided a cafe to arrest him and fellow ultra-nationalists. The authorities described Muzychko as a criminal gang-leader.
-During the raid, Muzychko fired at police as he was trying to flee, wounding one of them. Police then returned fire and captured him and three others in his "criminal gang", Mr Yevdokimov said.
-"He was still alive as they were arresting him - but then the paramedics, called to the scene, found that he had died," Mr Yevdokimov said. The three arrested gang members have been taken to Kiev for questioning.
- Ukrainian MP, Oles Doniy, gave a different version of events
- He said two cars had forced Muzychko's car to stop, and he had then been dragged into one of the other cars.
-Later his body was found dumped, his hands tied behind his back and two bullet wounds in his heart, Doniy wrote overnight on his Facebook page.
An arrest warrant had been issued by Russian authorities for this man?
So claims the BBC. Yes, I am questioning the accuracy of this claim. I understood it to be Dimitry Yarosh that was wanted by Russia. And you may recall that Yarosh that had called for Doku Umarov to attack Russia, also. Covered that previously-Refresh your memory, please
Crimea- Terror prevented, communications cut off, protest, gas cuts and more
Russian authorities issued an arrest warrant for Muzychko, accusing him of atrocities against Russian soldiers in Chechnya.
The Russian indictment says he tortured captive Russian soldiers in the 1990s, when Moscow was trying to crush Chechen separatist guerrillas. Muzychko denied the allegations. Reports say he led a group of Ukrainian nationalists who fought alongside the Chechen rebels.
Also. And likely more important then the killing of one prominet thug, when there are so many more
The Defence Minister was dumped
Meanwhile, Ukraine's parliament has voted to accept the resignation of Defence Minister Ihor Tenyukh.
Mr Tenyukh had been accused of indecision in the face of Russia's military takeover of Crimea.
In the Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday MPs appointed Gen Mykhaylo Koval as the new defence minister, after approving the resignation of his predecessor, Ihor Tenyukh.
Mr Tenyukh had offered to leave the post following growing criticism of his response to the Russian annexation of Crimea. Many deputies had described that response as indecisive.Certainly this had everything to do with the fact that most of the Ukrainian forces, willingly, stayed in Crimea!
Gen Koval has served in the country's Border Service, and was briefly detained by pro-Russian forces during their takeover of Crimea.
As was reported in this post Ex-Ukrainian troops, raise ships flags and stay in Russian Crimea
" about two-thirds of the 18,800 military personnel and relatives stationed there are staying on the peninsula"
Fewer than 2,000 of the more than 18,000 Ukrainian troops in Crimea have said they want to leave.Russian flags have been raised over 54 of 67 Ukrainian ships
Although Ukraine had previously reported that " nearly half of the Ukrainian military staff based in Crimea had opted to stay there and some of them were joining the Russian military"
Ukraine is likely still playing down the numbers, but, the removal of the Defence Minister speaks volumes
And, no, I do not believe he 'offered' to resign. Unless he was made an offer he could not refuse. The kind of offer meted out by Sashko Bilyi