By Tash Shifrin
Fascists are now part of Ukraine’s government. Oleksandr Sych, of the fascist Svoboda party, has been appointed as deputy prime minister of Ukraine.
He will take the post under prime minister Arseniy Yatseniuk of the neo-liberal, conservative Batkivshchyna (“Fatherland”) party.
Sych is one of Svoboda’s 36 MPs and has made a particular name for himself with an attempt to ban all abortions.
Svoboda also has Andriy Mokhnyk as ecology minister and Ihor Shvaik as agriculture minister in the new administration.
A Svoboda MP, Oleg Mokhnytsky, already runs the general prosecutor’s office.
The appointment of fascist ministers by Ukraine’s parliament does not mean that this is a fascist government, nor that Ukraine is now a fascist state.
Coalition of neoliberals and fascists
The new government is in effect…
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