Skip to comments.Dmytro Yarosh: We want Ukraine, Poland, Hungary and Romania to have very close relations
Posted on 03/28/2014 6:37:19 PM PDT by annalex
Autonomous Nationalists from Romania reaffirms once again its intention to strengthen the good relationship which has with Right Sector and continue discussions about the situation of the Romanian community in Ukraine. Romanians ethnics from Ukraine need to be like Ukrainians ethnics in Romania, with the same rights, who are necessary to preserve national identity and ethno-cultural development.
1. First thing, we have to congratulate you for the courage and determination wherewith you fight in Maidan. Even those who are not sympathize with your cause must be honest and recognize at least for themselves this thing. You proved an amazing courage. Congratulations! It's obvious, without organization and your struggle for regime change, would not have occurred, because there is no demo-liberal ideology to die for it. How you reconciled each other with the new government? It look like a change between gangs oligarchs. What is your role now in the government in Kiev?
Above all, Id like to mention one thing: not only the Right Sector overthrew the Yanukovych regime. Yes, we pushed forward a more revolutionary strategy in fighting. Yes, we were ready for the conflict to become more intense. Yes, our fighters were well prepared, were known for their discipline, their steps being agreed upon by all, their professionalism. But not only guys from Right Sector took part in fights with defenders of the criminal regime, the fight was supported by the majority of Ukrainian society. People indeed didnt die for the demoliberal ideology, for the EU, they died for Ukraine, for her independence, for social/economic justice and justice overall.
Regarding what we think of the current government, we are realists. On one hand, we definitely see a lot of negative tendencies in the government. But on the other hand, currently were trying not to criticize it much because we understand how serious the threat from Russia is. Being under this threat, we cannot allow ourselves to fight too much.
Today, the national revolution has not finished. Different people in the government changed, but the system remains the same. The Right Sector will do everything for the national revolution to continue, however from using peaceful methods.
2. A significant part of Romanians is sensitive to the situation of our fellow country who live within the boundaries of the Ukraine. As you know they have lost certain rights after the regime was changed, i mean, status of regional language that had before. Pro-Russian propaganda from Romania, was speculated this and accused you of of chauvinism and anti-Romanism. What is your attitude towards the Romanian community in Ukraine? Romanian language will get back the status of regional language?
I think Romanians in Ukraine are in a better situation than Ukrainians in Romania. Romanians have their own national state. Ukrainians dont have such a state. Independent Ukraine has not done anything for the interests of the Ukrainian nation neither inside Ukraine nor abroad. This is a big problem.
Weve said on numerous occasions that we are not chauvinists, and ethnic minorities shouldnt fear us. We are nationalists, and this is why we respect other nations. We understand why its important for other people of different cultures inside Ukraine to maintain their identity and culture.
However, we also differentiate between preserving ones culture, on one hand, and on the other hand territorial claims towards Ukraine. For example, in Zakarpattia, Hungarians have everything they need to preserve their own culture. In day to day life, Ukrainians and Hungarians live in peace and harmony there. However, different Hungarian chauvinist organizations exist, organizations who try to turn Hungarians there against Ukrainians, promoting claims to Ukrainian lands there. This is unacceptable. This is also how it needs to be with the Romanian minority. Romanians need to know Ukrainian, recognize the land they live as Ukraine. If they do that, theyll have all necessary rights. However, if they started saying they dont know and dont want to know Ukrainian, started obtaining Romanian passports, started promoting the idea of a Greater Romania (including Ukrainian lands) for us this would be unacceptable.
Overall, Right Sector supports maximal consolidation of peoples in central and eastern Europe. For instance, we want Ukraine, Poland, Hungary and Romania to have very close relations. But for this to occur, on one hand we must forget about claims to different territories, and on the other we must defend the rights of national minorities. I feel our countries are very promising, and have a lot of chances to become a springboard for the rebirth of Christian Europe.
3. The separatist actions in Crimea are more violent and evident, everyone concludes that the zone will be attached to the Russian Federation. How the Sector will react whereas the army proves to be powerless?
The situation changes each day. Events can turn many different ways. We try to work with the government as much as possible to defend our territorial integrity. I hope some of our plans will work.
4. How do you manage to reconcile your well known opposition against Ukraines adherence to European Union and NATO with the governments decision to integrate the country in the two structures?
Right Sector is not a member of the current government, and we don't agree with everything the government does. Regarding the so-called "moving towards Europe", to an extent it is justified: merely more economic co-operation with European countries to lessen economic dependence on Russia. But regarding actual membership in the EU or NATO, then we are against this. We understand such a principled position might not be overly popular, because many Ukrainians have illusions regarding the EU, or simply don't see another way counter the threat from Russia. However, we will do all we can, through propaganda, to change this situation.
5. You declared that in case Crimea will adhere to Russian Federation, the Sector will initiate attempts against Russias economic interests in Ukraine. Crimeeas secession is now a reality. Are you going to take radical actions in order to sabotage the economy or do you plan to reassess the situation?
As a rule, such radical measures are not discussed before the fact. A lot will depend on how the events develop.
A few words for Autonomus Nationalists( the most radical nationalist group from Romania, the only one who was the target for the anti-national institutions, houses of some members being sought out, a year ago). Now the group activates in underground and it is working for a moment Kiev style. Greetings from Autonomus Nationalists Timișoara and we hereby express our intention to continue the dialog and collaboration with the Right Sector.
I'd like wish Romanian nationalists all the best and to remember, that there is a big difference between nationalism on one hand, and chauvinism on the other. I'd like to wish them success in their fight, wish them victories that will help all of Europe.
Dmytro Yarosh (Ukrainian: Дмитро Ярош; born 30 September 1971)  is the leader of the right-wing Right Sector organization which played a significant role in the 2014 Ukrainian revolution.
Falange Oriental appears to be a Romanian nationalist organization.
I took the liberty of slight edits and improved formatting.
For a while now I wanted to post something that would come from Yarosh's own mouth, but had no energy to translate. This interview has a regional Romanian focus but I think it reflects the Right Sector's political philosophy.
I have to say, it would be sweet to see the EUSSR sink money into this country only to be rejected by this gang as soon as the check clears.
Since I lived in Slovakia for 5+ years, and a summer in Cluj, Romania, I guess I should be on your list. Thanks.
I think that a Russian conquest of the named nations will “bring them all closer”.
The Russian Bear has a big tent and lots of prisons.
I wish Yarosh had been clearer about the need to preserve territorial autonomy. I would have expected him to express himself with far more vehemence regarding the importance of territorial integrity / to voice greater disapproval of military incursions (present and future) by the
U.S.S.R. Russian Federation - or do they not mind being under the yoke of "fellow Slavs?"
Just what does "right-wing" mean in that milieu?
That would be the best outcome.
This list is not really intended as a geographical interest list, — I post on issues of conservatism and draw heavily on translated sources, — but lately I had to focus on Ukraine and Russia quite a bit.
I, too, lived in the Balkans (further south) and love the region.
Yes, —hence Yarosh identified the need for them to form a political block correctly. Interesting that he did not list Czech Republic and Slovakia jumping from Hungary to Poland, nor Moldova.
we must forget about claims to different territories
I don't think Ukraine currently would need to discuss its territorial claims or the possibility that it would invade anyone. Even though, rhetorically, I came across a mention of Ukrainians living in Rostov-Krasnodar region.
In my mind, "conservatism" is orientation toward the preservation of traditional institutions such as the Church, the private enterprise, and independent schools, whereas "right-wing" speaks more about the need for an authoritarian approach balancing pure democracy, in furthering the same goals. See Wikipedia for a more comprehensive answer.
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