Dmytro Yarosh, head of Ukrainian far-right nationalist organization Pravy Sektor (Right Sector), speaks to journalists during a press conference in Kiev on March 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ YURY KIRNICHNY
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Ukrainian far-right leader Dmytro Yarosh said on Saturday he would run for president and launched a scathing attack on the new government, two weeks after he helped bring it to power through street protests.The outspoken leader of the Right Sector paramilitary movement, which wears black combat gear and ski masks, announced his presidential campaign despite being wanted by Russia on charges of incitement to terrorism.Yarosh was given the role of deputy secretary of the Security and Defence Council, the country's top security body, under the government of Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk that took shape after Yanukovich's overthrow.Yarosh, 42 and fiercely anti-Russian, plans to turn Right Sector into a political party. He says the Communist Party and Yanukovich's Party of Regions, which was dominant during the former president's four-year rule, should be banned.
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