Russia bans Ukrainian nationalists groups

As reported by ITAR-TASS yesterday, the Russian Justice Ministry has banned the activities of Ukrainian nationalist organizations inside Russia. Acting on recommendations by the prosecutor general’s office, Russia’s Supreme Court have banned the following groups:

–  Right Sector

– the National Assembly for Ukrainian People’s Self-Defense (UNA-UNSO)

– the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA)

– the Stepan Bandera All-Ukrainian Organization

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office issued a statement saying, “The extremist activities of the Ukrainian organization in question encroach on the foundations of Russia’s constitutional order and territorial integrity; entail the violation of human rights and civil liberties; cause damage to individuals as well as to citizens; public order and public security.”

Prosecutors say that the list of groups banned may be expanded.