UN Confirms to ICP Ban Ki-moon Met Svoboda’s Tyahnybok, Won’t Say If Knew In Advance He’d Attend

UN Confirms to ICP Ban Ki-moon Met Svoboda’s Tyahnybok, Won’t Say If Knew In Advance He’d Attend.

Ban Ki-moon Met Tyahnybok of Svoboda, UN Won’t Say If Ban Knew in Advance

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, March 24 — The day after the UN confirmed to Inner City Press that in Kyiv UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met with controversial Svoboda Party leader Oleh Tyahnybok, Ban’s deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq refused to say if Ban knew in advance that Tyahnybok would be present. Tyahnybok, the leader of All-Ukrainian Union ‘Svoboda,’ has repeatedly been quoted that the country was led by a “Moscow-Jewish mafia.” In the last week, parliamentarians from his party beat up a television news executive to make him resign. (Dujarric on March 21 told Inner City Press neither he nor, he thought, Ban had watched this widely available video.) Did Ban know in advance that Tyahnybok would be present? What would Ban Ki-moon as UN Secretary General have to say to Svoboda’s Tyahnybok, he of the “Moscow-Jewish mafia”? Dujarric’s e-mail to Inner City Press does not say. So Inner City Press went to the March 24 UN noon briefing and asked Dujarric’s deputy Farhan Haq:

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