Italian police have detained three men, including one linked to a neo-fascist Italian political party, after uncovering a huge stash of automatic weapons, material featuring Nazi symbols and even a missile.
According to the police report, the oepration stemmed from a previous investigation into Italians affiliated with far-right extremist groups who took part in the conflict in eastern Ukraine on the side of the Kiev government.
On July 12, Dmitry Yarosh, the former leader of the Right Sector (a Ukrainian neo-Nazi extremist group that supported the Kiev government in the conflict in eastern Ukraine) called on ‘Ukrainian patriots’ to take Italians who come to Ukraine hostage in responce to the Italian court decision to find guilty Vitaly Markiv of the murder of Italian photojournalist Andrea Rocelli near the city of Slavyansk in May 2014. Markiv was one of the ‘Ukrainain partiots’ that particiapted in the initial push of the Kiev government to opress the protest of Russian-speaking population of eastern Ukraine by force in 2014.
Yarosh is not some ‘marginal leader’. He’s the current commander of the Volunteer Ukrainian Army and deputy in Ukrainian Parliament Dmitry. He’s just a common example of the modern Ukrainian mainstream politician.
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