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Ukraine’s Rada sets up commission to probe into death of Right Sector militant

March 28, 2014, 13:06 UTC+3 KIEV
Strong demands to investigate his death at the highest level were made by his associates in the Right Sector, including its leader Dmytro Yarosh
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Members and supporters of the Right sector rally near the Ukrainian Parliament building

Members and supporters of the Right sector rally near the Ukrainian Parliament building

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KIEV, March 28. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s has set up a provisional investigative commission to probe into the circumstances of death of the notorious rightwing militant Oleksandr Muzychko, also known under the nickname Sashko Bily.

Sashko Bily, a coordinator of the Right Sector radical nationalist organization in charge of Ukraine’s western regions, died overnight to Tuesday in the city of Rivne during a sting operation by the police to arrest and neutralize him.

The ‘professional record’ of this colorful personality included the exploits like fighting against Russian federal forces in the ranks of Chechen militants in North Caucasus in the mid-1990’s. Earlier this year, he was placed on the international wanted list by Russia’s Office of the Prosecutor General, which said he had personally tortured and put to death about twenty Russian Army servicemen in the Caucasus back then.

Strong demands to investigate his death at the highest level were made by his associates in the Right Sector, including its leader Dmytro Yarosh.

A total of 232 MPs voted for setting up the commission that will be staffed by MPs and activists of public quarters. It will be chaired by MP Yuri Derevyanko.

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