Advertisement
News by VICE

Right Sector Blockade: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 111)

Crimea's Tatars and the ultra right-wing Ukrainian organization Right Sector have blockaded three highways in protest of Russian rule.

by VICE News
Oct 1 2015, 10:58pm

In September, Crimea's ethnic Muslim minority, the Crimean Tatars, and the radical right-wing organization known as Right Sector set up a blockade on several highways leading into Crimea to stop food and other supplies from entering the Russia-occupied peninsula of Ukraine.

VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky traveled to the roadblocks near Crimea and spoke with the organizers to find out why they had taken these controversial measures, which could potentially have humanitarian consequences for residents of Crimea, including the Crimean Tatars themselves.

Watch: The War May Be Over: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 110)

Read: Russia Confirms It Has Started Airstrikes in Syria