WARSAW, August 25 (RIA Novosti) – Europe and Poland shamefully "forgot" about Right Sector in Ukraine and the role it played during the Euromaidan riots, former Polish Prime Minister Leszek Miller said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
"There is one thing we shamefully “forget” about here in Europe. And it’s the internal situation in Ukraine," the Polish politician said.
Kiev has formally elected officials – a parliament, a government, a prime minister, and a president, Miller said.
"At the same time the leader of the most radical, nationalist, openly fascist Right Sector movement, Dmytro Yarosh demands the authorities release all of his imprisoned men within 48 hours and return their confiscated weapons, threatening to withdraw Right Sector battalions from the east of Ukraine and march on Kiev," Miller said.
"One of these battalions has recruited right-wing nationalists from several European countries that deem the European Union the same enemy as Russia," Miller said.
"Dmytro Yarosh did not have to wait for 48 hours, the Ukrainian government immediately solved the issue. Yarosh happily announced that "our brothers have been freed." All of this means that it is not Right Sector that is afraid of the Ukrainian authorities, but the Kiev government that fears the Right Sector. It is depressing when the authorities yield in such situations," Miller said.
"At the same time, the officials in Poland pretend they do not see this problem. Their main goal is to do harm to Russia by whatever means necessary," Miller said.
Miller is a famous Polish politician, currently chairing the Democratic Left Alliance, and a member of Poland’s parliament in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 7th convocations. Miller was prime minister of Poland from 2001-2004. Hailing from a poor working-class background, the former prime minister did his military service in the navy on the ORP Bielik submarine. Miller was an activist in the Polish Socialist Youth Union and joined the Polish United Workers' Party (PUWP) in 1969..
On May 1, 2004, Miller’s government led Poland into the European Union. Polish weekly Wprost named Miller ‘Poland Man of the Year’ in 2001 and 2002.