Well, there it is again. Maybe it’s my luck at not having actually encountered Ukrainian law enforcement so much (trust me, it’s horrible), but in every MVS* vs. the patriots scandal out there I find myself firmly on the side of the MVS.
What current Ukrainian government for all its faults did is maintain that being a ‘patriot’ is not a get out of jail free card. In fact, the first time law enforcement began cracking down on right-wing nutcases was in March 2014. So far Minister Avakov’s been keeping that record pretty sharp, a fact that earned him no love among the ‘patriot’ crowd.
The larger Ukranian right-wing affair is best left to a different post.
* – Ministerstvo Vnutrishnikh Sprav, Ukraine’s Ministry of the Interior