Early afternoon on Feb. 6, Roman Dzvinivskiy, a young man who wore markings identifying him as a militant Right Sector member, was approached by an unknown man and handed a small box. The man, who spoke Ukrainian, praised his group — which has engaged in clashes with police — for heroism.
“Here’s a present for you, guys,” he said.
Dzivinskiy brought the box to the fifth floor of the Trade Union House, the part of the revolutionary headquarters where the Right Sector is located. The building has been controlled by the protesters since its seizure on Dec. 1.