Date: April 12, 2014
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh statement on Russian intervention in Ukraine made in Kiev on April 12 2014 while Russia invades Ukraine and seize Crimea:
In these moments, in the east of Ukraine, in particular in the cities of Donetsk and Sloviansk, a repeat of the Crimean scenario is transpiring. Criminal groups encouraged by Moscow have been seizing governmental security and law-enforcement buildings, take police hostage, force security and law-enforcement officials to resign. This anti-Ukrainian insurgency is supported by some local government officials and because of total inactivity of central authorities (in Kyiv), especially the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA).
The Kremlin is expecting to occupy eastern regions of Ukraine without minimal resistance from the authorities in Kyiv. Due to the unfolding situation, I order full mobilization for all structures of the Right Sector and prepare for decisive actions in defense of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
I call on all Ukrainian security and law-enforcement agencies to not only stop averting our activities, but also help the Right Sector restore lawful order on the Ukrainian land. There is a great danger that the current authorities (in Kyiv) will continue the policy of collaboration.
Due to this, I appeal to all citizens of Ukraine to be ready to put pressure on the current government through protests, assemblies, etc. In the war time, governments should not be criticized. That is right. But it is also important to remember that in the war time, traitors are executed. All of the Ukrainian society now must show the greatest unanimity. Panic, pacifism, hysteria about avoiding provocations, and the need to finding peaceful solution to the situation plays only into the hands of our enemies.
Say Yes to national unity, say Yes to readiness of the decisive resistance to the invaders. Say No to pacifism and capitulation. Citizens, organize self-defense units, connect with the Right Sector representatives in the regions and join our forces. Together we will suppress anti-Ukrainian insurgency and renew territorial integrity of our motherland.
Glory to Ukraine!