Baloha admits involvement in funding Right Sector
Member of Parliament, former Zakarpattia governor and former Mukacheve mayor Viktor Baloha does not deny that he was involved in funding the Right Sector and the Maidan, according to news portal RBC-Ukraine.
"Since the revolution in 2013 in Kyiv, I have financed the Maidan, I financed Zakarpattia residents who were here [on Kyiv's Independence Square, or Maidan Nezalezhnosti], representatives of the Right Sector were among them," Baloha said at a press conference on Thursday, RBC-Ukraine reported.
He also said that he had helped the Right Sector both in Kyiv and in Zakarpattia.
"But this is a trifle compared to what we do and how we help the 128th brigade, which is stationed in Mukacheve. They are our major troops. And we really give them what we've got," he said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, a shooting incident took place in Mukacheve, Zakarpattia, on July 11, when up to five people were shot dead and up to 14 were wounded. People close to MP Mykhailo Lanyo, local police officers and Right Sector members were involved in the shooting.
Baloha was Mukacheve mayor in 1998-1999. He was twice appointed Zakarpattia governor (in 1999-2001 during Leonid Kuchma's presidency and in 2005 during Viktor Yuschenko's presidency. He also worked as minister for emergency situations and the protection of the population from the aftermath of the Chornobyl disaster (2005-2006 during Yuschenko's presidency and 2010-2012 during Viktor Yanukovych's presidency). From September 2006 to May 2009, Baloha headed Yuschenko's Presidential Secretariat.