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A state-sponsored Ukrainian militia is terrorizing Roma

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Report. Pogroms against Roma communities in Ukraine are hardly making the local papers anymore, even as the violence moves from criminal gangs to state-funded militant groups.

written by Yurii Colombo


June 10, 2018

The pogroms against Roma communities are not even treated as news anymore in the Ukrainian press. Not even if they are nothing short of premeditated state-sponsored pogroms, organized and perpetrated by members of the National Guard—such as the one that happened on Thursday on the outskirts of Kiev.

At 1:03 p.m., on the official Facebook page of the “National Corps” (a vigilante organization, officially included by the Interior Ministry among the ranks of the departments of the Ukrainian police, and made up of veterans of the neo-Nazi Azov battalion from the Donbass) gave 24 hours to the Roma........

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