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The Frightening Far-Right Militia That’s Marching in Ukraine’s Streets, Promising to Bring ‘Order’

Gleb Garanich/Reuters Hundreds of men, lined up in rows of six, were marching along Kreshchatyk, Kiev’s central avenue. Some of these well-organized units were dressed in camouflage, some in black uniforms with faces hidden under black balaclavas. Above them waved black flags. The movement’s statement in the video said: “We are going to establish order in Ukraine.” After more than three years of war, military marches and rallies on the streets did not surprise anybody in Ukraine; there was nothing unusual, either, in the words “National Squad” written on the backs of the marching men—far-right militia constantly challenge the government, threatening President Petro Poroshenko with another revolution.
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