Ultranationalist Leader in Maidan Protests Is Shot Dead in Ukraine

A leader of the Ukrainian ultranationalist group Right Sector and active participant in the Maidan street protests in Kiev has been shot dead in western Ukraine.

Oleksandr Muzychko, whom Russia had wanted on charges of committing war atrocities in Chechnya, was gunned down shortly before midnight Monday in the Ukrainian city of Rivne, the local Vse news website reported.

Ukrainian lawmaker Oleksandr Doniy said on his Facebook page that unknown assailants blocked off Muzychko’s car, dragged him out of the vehicle, cuffed his hands behind his back, and shot him twice in the chest.