Right Sector Members Leave Headquarters After Police Standoff

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday ordered security forces to disarm illegal armed groups as police shut down the Kiev base of a far-right nationalist group prominent in the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych ...

Ukraine's new leaders acted after Monday night's violence in Kiev city center, conscious that an increasing criminal climate could discredit the anti-Yanukovych uprising and be used by Moscow's propaganda machine to show that law and order was breaking down in Ukraine.

The proposal approved by parliament linked a growing "criminal atmosphere" to what it described as "systematic provocations from foreign citizens in the eastern-southern regions of Ukraine and in Kiev" — suggesting that Russian agents or troublemakers were stirring unrest in parts of the country.

"Parliament orders the Interior Ministry and the state security service to immediately disarm illegal armed groups," the motion said ...


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