This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Ukraine: US Ambassador Pyatt condemns Right Sector Mukachevo attack01:33

Ukraine: US Ambassador Pyatt condemns Right Sector Mukachevo attack

Ukraine, Zakarpattia
July 21, 2015 at 13:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt condemned the actions of the Ukrainian right-wing Right Sector in Mukachevo during his visit to the Zakarpattia region, Tuesday.

Pyatt stated that the US government "strongly supports the position spelled out by President Poroshenko", prohibiting anyone but the Ukrainian government to "use force and weapons". However he acknowledged that the responsibility to deal with groups not adhering to those principles lies within the Ukrainian government and Ukrainian law enforcement.

On July 11, members of the Right Sector launched an attack on a traffic police station and a gym in the city of Mukachevo, killing two people and injuring seven others including three police officers.

The Right Sector is a far-right nationalist political party led by Dmytro Yarosh. The group emerged as a paramilitary confederation of different right-wing groups during the Euromaidan protests in 2013/2014.

Ukraine: US Ambassador Pyatt condemns Right Sector Mukachevo attack01:33
No Account? Sign up!
Description

US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt condemned the actions of the Ukrainian right-wing Right Sector in Mukachevo during his visit to the Zakarpattia region, Tuesday.

Pyatt stated that the US government "strongly supports the position spelled out by President Poroshenko", prohibiting anyone but the Ukrainian government to "use force and weapons". However he acknowledged that the responsibility to deal with groups not adhering to those principles lies within the Ukrainian government and Ukrainian law enforcement.

On July 11, members of the Right Sector launched an attack on a traffic police station and a gym in the city of Mukachevo, killing two people and injuring seven others including three police officers.

The Right Sector is a far-right nationalist political party led by Dmytro Yarosh. The group emerged as a paramilitary confederation of different right-wing groups during the Euromaidan protests in 2013/2014.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
02:30
India: Farmers break police barricades as thousands descend on Delhi for tractor protestIndia: Farmers break police barricades as thousands descend on Delhi for tractor protest
January 26, 2021 at 21:26 GMT +00:00
02:44
India: Farmers march to Delhi's Red Fort in tractor protestIndia: Farmers march to Delhi's Red Fort in tractor protest
January 26, 2021 at 21:22 GMT +00:00
02:30
Netherlands: Businesses boarded up in Rotterdam amid fears of new wave of anti-lockdown riotsNetherlands: Businesses boarded up in Rotterdam amid fears of new wave of anti-lockdown riots
January 27, 2021 at 05:14 GMT +00:00
02:05
France: Police and student protesters scuffle during attempted high school blockade in ParisFrance: Police and student protesters scuffle during attempted high school blockade in Paris
January 27, 2021 at 00:49 GMT +00:00
03:35
Lebanon: Clashes erupt between protesters and security forces for 2nd night in row over lockdownLebanon: Clashes erupt between protesters and security forces for 2nd night in row over lockdown
January 27, 2021 at 03:43 GMT +00:00
01:41
Israel: Ultra-Orthodox protesters clash with police in Jerusalem over COVID restrictionsIsrael: Ultra-Orthodox protesters clash with police in Jerusalem over COVID restrictions
January 27, 2021 at 01:11 GMT +00:00
03:39
The future is here! First ever Russian drone taxi presented in MoscowThe future is here! First ever Russian drone taxi presented in Moscow
January 26, 2021 at 17:09 GMT +00:00
03:47
Russia: Tehran ready to start joint production of Sputnik V - Iranian FM ZarifRussia: Tehran ready to start joint production of Sputnik V - Iranian FM Zarif
January 26, 2021 at 15:29 GMT +00:00
01:45
Netherlands: Police deployed in force in Rotterdam streets to prevent anti-curfew riotsNetherlands: Police deployed in force in Rotterdam streets to prevent anti-curfew riots
January 26, 2021 at 23:10 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:56
Russia: Moscow COVID patients practice ancient Chinese Tai Chi exercises to speed up recovery Russia: Moscow COVID patients practice ancient Chinese Tai Chi exercises to speed up recovery
January 26, 2021 at 18:45 GMT +00:00
04:09
Russia: Remains of 20,000-year-old woolly rhino presented in YakutiaRussia: Remains of 20,000-year-old woolly rhino presented in Yakutia
January 26, 2021 at 14:26 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:30
USA: Biden signs executive orders to promote racial equityUSA: Biden signs executive orders to promote racial equity
January 26, 2021 at 20:50 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:35
Russia: New START treaty to be extended only ‘without any changes or additions’ - RyabkovRussia: New START treaty to be extended only ‘without any changes or additions’ - Ryabkov
January 27, 2021 at 17:45 GMT +00:00
01:47
Lebanon: Protests against COVID lockdown continue in Tripoli for third nightLebanon: Protests against COVID lockdown continue in Tripoli for third night
January 27, 2021 at 23:38 GMT +00:00
01:41
USA: Largest snowfall in 2 years blankets ChicagoUSA: Largest snowfall in 2 years blankets Chicago
January 27, 2021 at 09:06 GMT +00:00
01:52
USA: Passengers now required to show a negative COVID test before boarding US-bound flightsUSA: Passengers now required to show a negative COVID test before boarding US-bound flights
January 27, 2021 at 06:59 GMT +00:00
02:53
USA: Fans gather in LA to celebrate Kobe Bryant one year after his deathUSA: Fans gather in LA to celebrate Kobe Bryant one year after his death
January 27, 2021 at 10:52 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:51
Argentina: Wildfire in Rio Negro burns more than 7,000 hectares of forestArgentina: Wildfire in Rio Negro burns more than 7,000 hectares of forest
January 27, 2021 at 12:38 GMT +00:00
01:18
Russia: Police search Alexei Navalny’s flat in MoscowRussia: Police search Alexei Navalny’s flat in Moscow
January 27, 2021 at 17:54 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:54
Doomsday Clock remains at 100 seconds to midnightDoomsday Clock remains at 100 seconds to midnight
January 27, 2021 at 19:20 GMT +00:00
02:21
France: Clashes break out between left and right-wing groups at Paris student demoFrance: Clashes break out between left and right-wing groups at Paris student demo
January 26, 2021 at 18:00 GMT +00:00
03:01
Syria: At least 18 dead, dozens wounded in al-Bab truck bomb attackSyria: At least 18 dead, dozens wounded in al-Bab truck bomb attack
October 6, 2020 at 18:53 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
04:03
Syria: Assad says US actions ‘comparable to Nazis’Syria: Assad says US actions ‘comparable to Nazis’
November 15, 2019 at 16:20 GMT +00:00
View all videos