If you listen to some people and publications on the left, Ukraine is dominated by the extreme right and fascists. If there are democratic forces and a democratic movement, they are found on the margins – without influence or representation.

While the right wing in Ukraine is a matter of concern, it isn’t anywhere near as powerful as the right wing extremists led by Putin in Russia. In recent polling before scheduled elections in May, the right wing extremist parties – fascist if you like – were polling in single digits.