Which Ukrainian political parties are extremist? Most people would point to the right-wing Svoboda party under the leadership of the charismatic demagogue, Oleh Tyahnybok.
And they’d be right. Svoboda (or, ironically, “Freedom”) is xenophobic, radical and anti-democratic: the three defining features of extremism.
But they’d be only partly right. No less xenophobic, no less radical and no less anti-democratic are two other political groups—the Communist Party of Ukraine and the Party of Regions.