These days, it is rare to see any seriously argued articles about the role of ultra-nationalism on the Kiev-side of the Ukrainian civil war (that’s right – it is now a full-blown civil war). But here is a very good article on the subject published in highly reputable and usually highly critical of Russia Foreign Affairs: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141405/alina-polyakova/on-the-march?sp_mid=45902074
It is objective, in my view, and it is factual. It does not assert that ultra-nationalism has a broad support in public opinion, but it does show that it is gaining ground and is one of the stronger forces behind the political leadership in modern ‘Western’ Ukraine.
Read the whole article!