Dmytro Yarosh, the Ukrainian MP and the former leader of Right Sector, far-right organization, announced his plans to run during the snap parliamentary elections on July 21. He himself reported that on Facebook.
'The best anti-virus from the virus of pro-Moscow irredentism would be Ukrainian nationalism. This is why the nationalists should be definitely represented in the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament, - 112 International) and get a strong faction there... All-Ukrainian Union Svoboda (Ukraine's far-right party, - ed.) should become the ground for the united nationalist list [of MPs]," Yarosh wrote.
He added he'd support the nationalism-driven unification process, agreeing to run in the snap elections under this list of the united nationalists.
Leader of far-right Svoboda party Oleh Tyahnybok called Yarosh's decision 'a wise one'.
'Wise words. We'll protect Ukrainians from the revanche of Muscovite regionals (an old collective name for MPs from the currently disbanded Party of Regions) and provide prosperity for every Ukrainian', he commented on Yarosh's post.