Far-Right Deadly Attack On Ukraine Parliament, Explained
8 September, 2015

What You Need To Know:

✔️Far right party Svoboda, marginalized in Ukrainian politics, attacked National Guardsmen at the Ukrainian Parliament;

✔️3 young members of the National Guard were killed, and over 100 wounded;

✔️'This might be the beginning of the third Maidan'.

The attack at the Ukrainian Parliament on August 31, 2015  in Kyiv was the largest loss of life in the city since the Maidan Massacre of 2014. Three Ukrainian National Guardsmen were killed and over 100 injured when protesters from the far right Svoboda party attacked after a vote on decentralization passed through its first reading.

Believing this to be the beginning of a troublesome internal conflict in Ukraine, Oliver Carroll, a Foreign Correspondent for The Independent, says "As this bill goes to the next reading, it will be important to watch what happens because this might be the beginning of the third Maidan."

Members of the Svoboda party who have been arrested and implicated in the attacks are now awaiting trial in Kyiv.
Oliver Carroll witnessed the attack at the parliament first hand and spoke with Hromadske International Sunday Show co-hosts Ian Bateson and Nataliya Gumenyuk.