“Events happened on January 1 in the evening in Kyiv and several
cities of Ukraine [the nationalist torch marches] are alarming trends, a
challenge to the whole Ukrainian society and each citizen of our state.
We start understanding that Euromaidan is being exposed to
marginalization. Unfortunately, xenophobic moods, cave nationalism and
elements of Nazism start dominating there,” the lawmaker told
Interfax-Ukraine on Thursday, January 2.
He said that the said marches do not fit Ukraine, “this is a
prototype of fascist dictatorship, and everything that happens in the
country over the past weeks shows that representatives of opposition
have united in the fascist ideology, intolerance and desire to destroy
the country and the future of our state.”
He expressed alarm that the torch march organized by the Svoboda
(Freedom) party was supported by Maidan participants, including
lawmakers from the Batkivschyna Party.