Ukrainian ultra-nationalist groups actively fought on Maidan to overthrow President Yanukovich. Now as the fierce riots in Kiev are over, they are unwilling to give up their violent ways, unleashing their “revolutionary” power against local authorities.
They hide their faces behind masks. They wear jeans and camouflage, helmets and bulletproof vests. Their arsenal is not rich, but it’s quite powerful: spiked ball maces, baseball bats, batons, spades, and flames. Under the guise of “self defense units,” they attack activists without distinction in Kiev.