Far-Right Activist Shot Self: Ukraine
Sashko Bily's death an accident: interior ministry
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 2, 2014 9:35 AM CDT
In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 file photo, Right Sector's activist Oleksandr Muzychko, better known by his nom de guerre Sashko Bily, speaks in Rivne, Western Ukraine.   (AP Photo/Olexander Kursuk, UNIAN, file)

(Newser) – The death of a Ukrainian far-right activist in a shoot-out last week came at his own hands, the country's interior ministry says: Sashko Bily, as he is known, accidentally shot himself twice while police tried to arrest him. The first shot just grazed him, but the second was fatal, officials say following an investigation. Police had been trying to push Bily, whose real name is Oleksandr Muzychko, to the ground as they attempted to handcuff him. They acted according to the law, the investigation found. Members of his group, the Right Sector, previously warned they'd get revenge for his death; they haven't commented on the official findings, the BBC notes.

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Going For Broke
Apr 2, 2014 2:42 PM CDT
OH of course, that is how it happened! And I still believe in the Easter bunny, Santa Claus, ect. What a much of BS lies.
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Apr 2, 2014 1:33 PM CDT
you guys are slow. Russian side already quit screaming about this dude. Sashko was a Chechen war wet and internet super star. He was presented as one of the violent radicals. Search youtube for 'sashko bilyi' for some fun videos. No one knows if he was shot in an accident, shot him self, or was deliberately taken out. Right Sector thinks new 'gov' is cleaning the house. They are not happy and tried to storm Rada but I think now they are back to default "blame Russia" mode.
professortech
Apr 2, 2014 10:37 AM CDT
I am sure that once the police realized that he had only grazed himself with the first shot they were more than glad to help him hit the target with the second shot. Excessive use of force by police is a world wide problem.