March 27, 2014
Right Sector nationalists encircled the Parliament building in Kyiv
on Thursday demanding the immediate resignation and tribunal of Interior
Minister Arsen Avakov who they hold responsible for the assassination of Aleksandr Muzychko.
The Right Sector leader was killed earlier this week in Rivne in
western Ukraine. The circumstances surrounding Muzychko’s death are in
dispute. He was either killed during a shoot-out with police at a cafe
or was abducted and executed. Right Sector vowed to retaliate after the
Around 2,000 members of the neofascist organization converged on the
Verkhovna Rada Thursday evening and smashed glass door panes of the
government building. The Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported
parliament MPs had escaped through an underground tunnel. Security
forces prepared to disperse the demonstration with water cannons,
according to the Russian news network RT.
“We’ll wait for the negotiators from the Parliament, the MPs, but we
won’t settle for Avakov’s resignation – we want his tribunal,” the activists said.