Major French Magazine Exposes Right Sector Killings In Eastern Ukraine
May 16, 2014 • 10:21AM

An article in Paris Match, a major magazine in France similar in style to Life magazine in the U.S., has published a major exposé of the role of the Nazi "Right Sector" in killings in Eastern Ukraine. Under the title "Revelations on the Krasnoarmeysk Killing," and with 10 pictures attached, Paris Match describes the killing of two unarmed civilians in Krasnoarmeysk, Donbass, who were trying to vote in the May 11 referendum.

In the introductory section of the article, journalist Alfred de Montesquiou describes how Pravy Sektor (Right Sector) had played a "significant role" in the Kiev uprising, but declares that Russian accusations that it was a fascist group were "part of the ferocious disinformation war" being waged by Moscow.

But now, Paris Match goes on to say, "the rumour...has been in part verified by a series of pictures" taken by their weekly.

The article goes on to describe in great detail the sequence of events at the voting center in Krasnoarmeysk. It identifies those armed men who confronted the would-be voters as agents of local oligarch Ignor Kolomoisky, in something called the "Dnieper Battalion." It also claims that among the gunmen that day (May 11) was head of the Right Sector in the region, Andrey Denisenko, although other sources have denied that he was there.

The journalists also describe some of the gunmen as apparently coming from the Caucasus area. It notes that others said not a word, leading them to believe they might be "American mercenaries, or people trained by American mercenaries."

It then describes the point-blank murder of two of the civilians trying to get in and vote.