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Kiev takes on far right: Early on Tuesday, a group of young men

Early on Tuesday, a group of young men – and a few young women – left the Dnipro Hotel in the centre of Kiev and marched through a cordon of heavily armed riot police.

Some of the group were wearing ski masks and black military uniforms. They boarded buses which reportedly then took them to a location on Kiev’s outskirts.{{more}}

These were members of the Right Sector: an umbrella organization of far-right groups that has attracted a heavy share of international media attention, and has recently come into conflict with Ukraine’s newly formed government.

The Right Sector was a small but influential group that formed part of the “self-defence units” in the recent anti-government protests on Kiev’s Independence Square and elsewhere in the country.

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