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      Archive: 2/5/2014

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        2/5/2014, Adar 5, 5774

      Ukraine: Neo-Nazi Militia Leader Threatens 'Civil War'

      As Ukraine's nearly three-month long revolution drags on, some observers are becoming increasingly concerned that far-right militias are "hijacking" the protest movement.

      Since the uprising against President Viktor Yanukovych began in November over the government's refusal to consider European Union membership due to Russian pressure, a gaggle of disparate fascist and ultra-nationalist factions have managed to take advantage of the chaos and popular anger against the government, stoked further over the deaths of several opposition activists.