The Atlantic Council recently put out an article entitled:
Ukraine’s Got a Real Problem with Far-Right Violence (And No, RT Didn’t Write This Headline)
No! Really! Say it isn’t so! Bы, хлопці, представьте!?!
It’s not like journalists from Ukraine, Russia, and abroad have been screaming this to the world for the past four years! It’s not like Margarita Simonyan, the Editor and Chief of RT didn’t demolish your ridiculous arguments and false surprise.
It’s not like Ukrainian journalists haven’t been crying out about this, for example, Oles Buzina, who was brutally murdered after having his name placed on state supported Hit list Myrotvorets, or Yulia Vityazeva who exposed the hitlist.
It’s not like the UN has recognized that Ukrainian security services torture political prisoners – this is the Security Service of the Ukraine (SBU), not some right-wing militia.
It’s not like dozens of people weren’t burned alive, and hundreds murdered in street riots, when Neo-Nazis attacked the Trade Union building in May of 2014, in Odessa. It’s not like these Nazis took power in a violent coup four years ago!
Oh, but sadly, that did happen. The Nazis took power in the Maidan coup.
They turned Ukraine from a peaceful country into a land where Nazi collaborators – mass murderers of the OUN and UPA are glorified, and Hitlerite-style Nazi still terror occurs in 2018. This terror takes the form of actual war and murder, such as when dozens of Odessa people were burned alive.
It takes the form of Ukrainian politicians like Oleh Tyahnybok behaving like Nazis, and somehow openly meeting and celebrating with US officials.
It takes the form of massive Nazi marches.
And it also takes the form of casual anti-Semitism; with US foreign policy being so “pro-Israel” (Pro-Zionist), you would think they would complain. Apparently the Zionists allow Nazism when it works in their favor.
This is an insult to the millions of Ukrainians who fought in the Red Army to destroy fascism.
In post-maidan Ukraine, a member of the Rada (Ukrainian parliament), Andrey Biletsky officially insists in his book “The Words of the White Führer”, the” necessity” for the “racial purity of the Ukrainian nation”.
He also spoke on the “dangers” of “accepting a person of a different bloodline, mentality, or culture into one’s family and nation, and allowing one’s own genes to mix with those of a different, inferior breed of people.”
Andrey Biletsky is the founder of the neo- Nazi battalion “Azov”, which was incorporated into the National Guard of Ukraine. Azov is one of the most violent of the extremist groups fighting in Ukraine. The success of this group, and its incorporation into the structure of Ukrainian government security forces is a direct result of the Maidan coup.
Still, many Western neocons, and Nazi apologists still pretend that the Maidan coup itself was a peaceful movement.
After all, when US State Department Official Victoria Nuland was asked by US Congress about the Maidan coup, she tried to brush it off as a peaceful protest, lead by “mothers and grandmothers and veterans”.
Still, she was pushed farther by Republican Congressmen Dana Rohrabacher from California, who saw through her thinly veiled PR for the Nazis, and said:
“I saw those pictures and I also saw a lot of people throwing fire bombs at groups of policemen. There were people shooting into the ranks of police. So, yes, there were mothers with flowers, but there were also very dangerous street fighters engaged in those demonstrations. The question is: were there neo-Nazi groups involved?”
Caught red-handed, Nuland couldn’t respond definitively, but was forced to concede in her own way, saying:
“there were many colors of Ukraine involved including very ugly colors.”
Very ugly colors? Is that all Nuland has to say for the mess she made, the people who burned pregnant women and other people alive are just “some ugly colors”. Burning flesh is a color beyond ugly – it’s deplorable. More around ten thousand people including children have been killed in Donbass according to the official statistics only, and over twenty four thousand injured.
This is a state sponsored campaign of genocide being committed against the will of the Ukrainian people, by anti-Orthodox, Anti-Russian, Anti-Slavic forces, which have illegally taken power in Kiev.
Despite the Atlantic Council article admitting the blatantly obvious, that Ukraine has a serious Nazi problem, it still falls sort of being expedient, because it makes excuses for them, as if they are an unintended side effect not supported by the Ukrainian government, or not representative of the Maidan coup.
For example, the article said that:
Last week Hromadske Radio revealed that Ukraine’s Ministry of Youth and Sports is funding the neo-Nazi group C14 to promote “national patriotic education projects” in the country. On June 8, the Ministry announced that it will award C14 a little less than $17,000 for a children’s camp. It also awarded funds to Holosiyiv Hideout and Educational Assembly, both of which have links to the far-right. The revelation represents a dangerous example of law enforcement tacitly accepting or even encouraging the increasing lawlessness of far-right groups willing to use violence against those they don’t like.
Since the beginning of 2018, C14 and other far-right groups such as the Azov-affiliated National Militia, Right Sector, Karpatska Sich, and others have attacked Roma groups several times, as well as anti-fascist demonstrations, city council meetings, an event hosted by Amnesty International, art exhibitions, and environmental activists. On March 8, violent groups launched attacks against International Women’s Day marchers in cities across Ukraine. In only a few of these cases did police do anything to prevent the attacks, and in some they even arrested peaceful demonstrators rather than the actual perpetrators.
International human rights groups have sounded the alarm. After the March 8 attacks, Amnesty International warned that “Ukraine is sinking into a chaos of uncontrolled violence posed by radical groups and their total impunity. Practically no one in the country can feel safe under these conditions.” Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Freedom House, and Front Line Defenders warned in a letter that radical groups acting under “a veneer of patriotism” and “traditional values” were allowed to operate under an “atmosphere of near total impunity that cannot but embolden these groups to commit more attacks.”
But then the article says things like:
The anti-democratic ideology these groups espouse runs counter the values of the Euromaidan.
Ah yes, the revolution of dignity…lots of dignity right here in this picture below, right?
The article continues the myth that the real authorities in Kiev are against violence, for example, look what it says about President Poroshenko.
President Petro Poroshenko could start by enacting a “zero-tolerance” policy on unsanctioned vigilantism and direct authorities to cleanse law enforcement agencies of far-right sympathizers such as Sergei Korotkykh, who heads the National Police’s head of security for sites of strategic importance… it’s important that Poroshenko and other senior government officials publicly condemn extreme organizations like C14 and speak out in support of marginalized groups.
The issue with this, is that Poroshenko totally supports the violence. Case in point, in this video, President Poroshenko reveals he totally accepts violence against not simply Ukrainians who oppose his politics, but even their children. Poroshenko said Ukraine will win the war in Donbass, when
Our Children will go to school – theirs (Eastern Ukrainians) will be hiding in bomb shelters
The video above has english subtitles, you may need to turn them on however (cc button).
Indeed, since the beginning of so called «anti-terrorist operation» in April 2014 the Ukrainian children living in Donbass have had to hide in basements due to shelling of residential areas by the Ukrainian army.
Of course, Poroshenko is indeed not really in charge, and he’s not really a true Ukrainian nationalist. He’s terrified of the nationalists, because if they realized that while they’re fighting, corrupt officials like him are robbing the country blind, they would be in big trouble. This is why Ukrainian authorities take steps to…and I am not joking…legalize corruption. Never thought I would say those words.
The article from the Atlantic council is right in assuming Poroshenko and the Kiev regime try to please the Nazis, however it is wrong, in assuming that these militias are the “useful idiots”, and people like Poroshenko are actually leading Ukraine.
For example, the article says here that Ukrainian leader don’t confront the far right:
…due to a continuing sense of indebtedness to some of these groups for fighting the Russians or fear they might turn on the state itself.
This implies the Nazis aren’t in control of the state and it’s army. That is of course ridiculous, as we have already shown what Poroshenko thinks of Ukrainian children born in families that don’t support him.
How does that not make him complacent? The article advocates that the Ukrainian government clean up the far right, which of course, they should do, but it is not realistic and downright dishonest to pretend they have any intention of doing this.
This would be asking the government to arrest itself.
Still, if anyone thinks Poroshenko is actually ruling the country according to laws, and is interested in anything more than consuming Aztec levels of chocolate, they simply don’t realize what’s actually happening in Ukraine.
Yes, the authorities please the Nazis, but not because they’re replaceable, but because the far right is the main fighting force that Kiev has. Massive amounts of normal Ukrainians, many of whom are conscripts deserted the Ukrainian army, many even joining the Donbass people. Most of the real fighting on the ground, in Donbass, is done by these far-right groups.
The Far Right has replaced them, both with their battalions, but also as uniformed members of the army and other security services.
The article goes to great lengths to cover for the Nazis; the level to which it comes off as Nazi apologetics is infuriating.
For example, when talking about extremist attacks in Ukraine, the article admits that:
Bafflingly, the article goes on to act like the normal authorities in Kiev can simply legislate the Nazis out, when they clearly hold political power.
The article is wrong in making it seem like the Nazis are just a small faction being used by the leaders of the country, whereas in reality, it is the Nazis who control the leaders of the country.
To be clear, I am not claiming that the majority of the Ukrainian people support Nazis – the majority of the Ukrainian people don’t even support the Ukrainian government, which the results of polls clearly demonstrate.
Most will still never say that in public. They are first and foremost, afraid, because of the terror being waged against them, and many feel if they mind their own business, and simply endure the suffering, it will go away.
Slavic people are strong like this, and Ilya Morumets is an example of a folk hero who slept through the storms, enduring like a mountain.
The key aspect of his legend is he eventually had to awaken to defend Rus’. Saint Ilya Muromets is the Russian Hercules turned monastic, an ancient Bogatyr (akin to a Knights-errant) who is buried in Kiev, but born in Murom, Russia.
A part of his story is banned in Ukraine, the country where his relics lie inside Kiev Caves Lavra.
Nazism in Ukraine can go away, it can melt like dew before the sun, but only when the oppressed Ukrainian people rise up, as they did during the Great Patriotic War, when they fought in the Red Army to drive the Nazi scum from Ukraine.
To be clear, the most radical and extreme of the Nazis are different, especially religiously, linguistically, and culturally, from the average Ukrainian, even from a slightly patriotic (as opposed to ultra-nationalist) central Ukrainian.
This is because modern Ukraine was formed by putting together several historical regions. Almost all these areas have a common history in Kievan Rus (9th century to 1240), however, they were each ruled and occupied by different powers in history, causing cultural differences among the people. This esentially means that one region of Ukraine may have more in common with a neighboring country, than with the rest of Ukraine.
Some central Ukrainian “patriots” are brainwashed by the state propaganda, among men, this is usually during their military conscription, but many have deserted the Ukrainian army, rather than face death in a fratricidal war killing their own people.
This is why the Nazi battalions like Azov, implicated in abductions, tortures and murders, as exposed even by OSCE are the most radical fighting group in Donbass. They are in fact different from standard Ukrainians.
While Neo-Nazism has spread to almost every section of Ukraine, it has it’s roots in the far west, in Galicia, this is where Nazism was first introduced in the occupied Rus’ lands.
The Three Ukraines
As discussed in this article, Ukraine can be divided roughly into three cultural zones, which are almost like three separate countries.
These regions are from West to East
- Galicia–Volhynia – the far west, the only region ruled by both Poland AND Austro-Hungary. This region includes Transcarpathia. This is the most Ukrainianized region.
- Little Russia – Malorossia, Central Historical region of Rus’. This region is split in the middle.
- New Russia – Novorossia was southern and eastern Ukraine. This is the most “Russian” region.
The reasons for these differences are a matter of simple history, and cultural development.
Little Russia, was essentially the territories of Kievan Rus’ the first East Slavic state, with the notable exception of the Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia, which were ruled by the Polish-Lithuanians between 1360 and 1654.
This area was the nucleus of Kievan Rus’, including Kiev, Chernigov, Cherkask, Poltava, etc. so the people are very Rusian, as this area contains some of the oldest sites in Russian Orthodoxy, however for 300 years they were occupied by Russophobia Poland-Luthuania, however not by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which is the true source of Ukrainization.
During the 300 years apart, basic Ukrainian culture and language developed, though the people were not called Ukrainians, but rather, Ruthenians (Latin for Russian). This culture was not scene as opposing Russian, but rather, as a sub-culture of Rus’ before the age of nationalism occurred in Europe.
In 1654, Hetman Bogdan Khmelnitsky swore loyalty to the Russian Czar, and lead the national uprising of Cossacks which reunited Ukraine with Russia, and this “Ukraine” was Malorossia, Little Russia. The Cossacks united this central region which had been in Poland-Lithuania, however not Gallica, the far west, nor the wild fields to the south.
New Russia included the wilderness of Zaporozhia, where the Cossacks built their sich but never tamed, as well as the Pontic Steppe, and Crimea. It was called New Russia, because unlike Little Russia, there was no major Slavic cultural development here, prior to the 18th century, as there was in Malorossia. As I say in this article:
Effectively all of the cities in Southern Ukraine, including Odessa, Mikolaiv, Kherson, as well as Crimean Sevastopol, Simferopol, Yalta, etc. were built in this period (late 18th century) by the Russian Empire. They were NOT part of Ancient Kievan Rus, and much like the concept of “Ancient Ukraine”, they did not exist.
New Russia, including Crimea was ruled by the Crimean Tatars and their Ottoman Turk overlords. For a history of Crimea, see here.
Eventually, after Khmelnitsky’s 1654 uprising, the Russian Imperial Army with Cossack support, moved into the Wild Fields, gradually incorporating all of the south into Russia, but these fields being not part of old Rus’, was thus called “New Russia” (Novorossia).
All the great cities there, as mentioned, where built by Russians from the territory of modern Russia, so as a result, there was no significant settlement of this subculture of Russia “Ruthenians-Ukrainians”, as there was in Malorossia.
For this reason, the people of Novorossia to this day, including Donbass, ethnically and linguistically are predominantly Russian, as this map shows.
Still, as I have covered extensively in this article, the standard Russian language denominates in Ukrainian TV and business sector to this day, whereas Surzhyk, Russian-Ukrainian mix is also very popular to speak.
Standard Ukrainian is of course spoken, however there is only one region of Ukraine where Ukrainian language and culture dominates by a majority – Galicia.
Galicia–Volhynia is a region of Ukraine that always seemed to be caught between East and West, even in religion.
It was occupied by foreign powers (Poland and Austria) for the longest period, and was only truly reintegrated into Ukraine after the Great Patriotic War.
I will not dwell too long on its history, as this is worthy of its own article, but it is from this region, where the majority of the far right of Ukraine comes from. This is NOT to say all it’s people are Nazis, however, you are more likely to encounter the far right here, than almost anywhere else in Ukraine.
This is a direct result of the fact that this region was occupied by Austro-Hungary and Poland under Vatican power for the longest, up until WW1 even.
At that time, however, Volyn, the northern part of Western Ukraine was part of Russia, including the Great Pochaev Lavra, where Saint Maxim Sandovich studied before his martyrdom by Catholic Austrians. Pochaev was occupied and contlled by the Catholics for a century or so, until the Russian Czar returned it to the Orthodox Church.
This land was not only occupied by Poland-Lithuania, but also by the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Poland introduced the Union of Brest, a traitorous union when some schismatic bishops and nobles agreed in 1595-1596 to join the Roman Catholic Church, as part of the Vatican’s power grab.
The Uniate church thus was born as an antithesis to Russian Orthodox Church, and tool of Russophobe propaganda for the occupiers.
Whereas the Poles simply wanted local Ruthenians to obey, and ideally become Catholic, Austro-Hungary took this to an extreme.
The Austro-Hungarian Empire introduced the policy of Ukrainianization, trying to force the local Ruthenians to abandon the name Rus’ from Ruthenian, and call themselves Ukrainians.
The mass murders and persecution of Ruthenians in 1914-1917 by Austria-Hungary is comprehensively described by Rostislav Ischenko in his book “Galicia vs Novorossia: the future of Russian World”.
Austrians took the Uniate terror to a new extreme, heavily persecuting the Orthodox church, a good example being the martyrdom of the Carpatho-Russian Saint Maxim Sandovichcent, murdered by Austrian Catholic officers who trampled on his cross, and killed him in front of his family. I described this in an article kindly republished by the great people at Ortho-Christian.com.
The most prominent example of Uniate terror was infamous WW2 Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera, who united with Hitler.
Bandera’s “Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists” (OUN) became the source of servicemen to Waffen-SS division Galicia.
Bandera was a Uniate, born in Austro-Hungary, who is known considered both a “Hero of Ukraine”, but also a Hero among the Uniates.
He is an example of the Uniate extremists who live in mostly Western Ukraine. As we have extensively reported, and Uniates today celebrate the memory of the original Nazis, as many of the Neo-Nazis are Uniates.
A terrifying modern example of Uniate extremism, is this so called “priest”, Mikhaylo Arsenych who gave a Nazi speech advocating for assassination and terrorism.
In the video, this Uniate leader spouts a message of hatred and death, including things like:
Would the fighters of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army tolerate Tabachnik and Yanukovych today?
The only effective methods of combat are assassination and terror!
The right way to communicate with the enemies is to fire at them!
Our message to them is the message of death by hanging….
The message is our cry for vengeance — take your weapon and chase all fear!…
We want to be sure that our children will go to Ukrainian school.
We want to be sure that no Chinese, Negro, Jew or Muscovite will try to come and grab our land tomorrow!
Another clear example of Uniate extreamism can be seen in this video here.
Uniate Catholic Preist advocate for the killings of Moskals (what they call Russians).
Another example showing that the ultranationalism of Uniates matters more to them than their religion, and that they are not even religious, is the slogans and salutes at the end.
At 1:20 in the video, the schismatic says “Slava Isusu Khristu” which is the traditional Carpatho-Russian greeting, meaning Glory to Jesus Christ.
The correct response is Slava na viki, or Naviki Bohu Slava which means Glory forever (to Christ/God). As you can see in the video, very few people knew how to respond. The response was slow and quite.
He then screams ultra-nationalist slogans, starting with “Slava Ukraini” glory to Ukraine, and he gets a very loud response, much louder than the previous.
Then louder and louder, he scremes three times “Slava Natsii” (glory to the nation), and the people yell “Smert Voroham” (Death to the Enemies” three times violently. Gunfire then rings out over the hills.
The video is in Ukrainian, but I highly advise you to watch, even if you don’t understand, as the extremism is obvious, especially when they fire their guns at the end, in salute to Nazi extremists.
That is the true voice of Neo-Nazism in Ukraine, which is advocated by Uniate Anti-Orthodox religious leaders, not simply some tin far-right groups as the Atlantic Council suggests.
If you listen to the accent and dialect, you can tell it differs from standard Ukrainian, and is heavily influenced by Polish, especially in the first video.
The people of this region, both the good, the normal, the bad, etc. are slightly different in ethnicity and language from the rest of Ukraine, because Ukraine is really a combination of many different historical regions, and this region was the least connected to the rest of the country, though they are still by the oldest roots, Rus’ people.
This is not to say, that all of the Far-Right in Ukraine are Uniates, as sadly, the far right have spread across the country, even into New Russia, as we have seen with the violence there. Still, the origin of this destructive ideology can be found in Austro-Hungary, and among the Uniates.
Are all Uniates violent – no, but here, we are identifying where this extremist ideology in Ukraine came from, and it came from the areas where foreign, western Empires ruled, and imposed their religion on Orthodox Ukraine.
When Uniates organize into political factions, it almost always takes the form of far-right extremism, with Nazi levels of hatred against Ethnic Russians or “Russified” Ukrainians. The reason for this, is the Uniate political system was originally and purposefully designed as a method to conquer Ukraine for the West.
It is not that the people themselves are naturally evil, no humans are born as infants evil. Evil is something learned. Some Uniates who learn about their past leaders wish to emulate them. When they seek to return to their roots, the foundations of Uniatism is anti-Orthodoxy and Russophobia, and recent leaders allied with Hitler. Uniates like Bandera believed Hitler would have both the strength and brutality they deemed necessary to “purify” Ukraine of those they deemed “subhuman”.
In general, there is more of this ideology in Western Ukraine than in the East, but not because Western Ukrainians are naturally bad people, some Western Ukrainians are among the most devoted Orthodox Christians in the world. A good deal of some of the greatest modern leaders and clerics of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church come from Western Ukraine.
The only reason the west struggles with this issue, is simply because that was the area where the Austrians occupied, where the Nazis occupied the longest in WW2, and where the Uniates are the strongest.
We have already established above, the reason why Uniate politics are so extreme.
Does this mean that every person who is born a Uniate is an evil vile Nazi – no, I am not judging other humans, the reason why Nazism and Russophobia is common among Uniates is a matter of nurture over nature. Uniate religion was created intentionally, as described, to occupy the Russian lands.
It was formed with the express purpose of uniting Ruthenians/Ukrainians to Poland-Lithuania, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and dividing them from Russia.
When Uniates engage in Far Right activity, they are simply copying the example set for them by their grandfathers who fought with Bandera.
There are of course major exceptions to this rule East/West rule. The beloved leader of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Onufry is born in Galicia, along with many wonderful bishops and clergy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, many of whom are my friends.
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) spreads a message of peace and reconciliation throughout Ukraine, and judges no one based on language, believing Christ loves and forgives all.
Metropolitan Onufry explains the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is “not about building the Russian world or the Ukrainian world, but about building God’s world.”
He says “the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is trying to unite all citizens of Ukraine into one family in Christ, regardless in which regions they live, and what language they speak.”
Compare this message to that of the radical ultra-nationalist schematic Filaret, who declared himself “Patriarch of Kiev”. Despite being born in Donbass, he declared innocent Donbass people deserve to die.
Filaret specifically said:
We should not think that the population of Donbass is innocent in these sufferings. It is guilty! And it must expiate its guilt by torment and blood.
It is worth noting that due to his strange and erratic behavior, Filaret even appears to be senile, and possibly controlled by his staff members who like to play politics, as this video betrays his feeble nature. He allegedly wrote a letter asking forgiveness from Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, and then claimed he never wrote the letter which was clearly sent, in a very strange moment.
This is what leads to some believing he is being controlled.
For example, at this point in the video, he repeatedly forgets a name and title after being reminded by his secretary.
To be clear, this does not mean he is really not a radical, and this is all a result of him being senile (which is just a theory), rather, it seems Nazism has the effect of mental insanity.
Note he was referring clearly to the general populous, not even specific groups. Filaret is not even a Uniate! They go as far as to publish hit lists of Churches they feel must be “returned” to them, among this list, even including Filaret’s churches, and those of other schismatics and extremists.
The Neo-Nazi radicals have hatred even for each other, and we must remember that while Filaret is not Orthodox, he claims to be, and Uniates are puppets of the Vatican.
Filaret claims to be Orthodox, but he is a traitor to Orthodoxy, as well as Donbass, and he is not recognized by any Orthodox community in the world. The Patriarch of Constantinople has recently reaffirmed that only the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate under Metropolitan Onufry is legitimate, which infuriated the schismatic Filaret.
This proves evil and stupidity exist without borders. Even though Filaret was born in Donbass, and claims to be Orthodox, he has more in common with the Western Uniates.
As a result, the purpose is not to say all the people from one region are Nazis, but rather to show there are concrete cultural and spiritual situations which effect the way people think in these different regions.
The far right has the strongest base in Western Ukraine not because Western Ukrainians are naturally extremist, but because that is where Uniates, and the Western powers have interfered the most.
It’s not something in the water, or genetics, these are the same people, but its nature over nurture. In the regions where there are more Uniates, where the people were occupied by Austro-Hungary, there are more far right, however those born in the canonical Orthodox Church behave like normal people.
My point, therefore, is to clearly show it is not from within Ukraine or Russia, where these evil ideologies originally came from. It is entirely the fault of anti-Slavic, anti-Orthodox people. True Orthodox Christians are impervious to such sects and their influence.
It was the West, not the Russian or Ukrainian people that invented the far right in Ukraine. When the evil takes roots in Ukrainian people, as we have seen in far-right groups, they are not behaving like true Ukrainians, like Bogdan Khmelnitsky, they are rather behaving like the immoral west.
So, in answer to the Atlantic Council…yes…Ukraine does have a far right problem, but NO…its not just some little Ukrainian groups who work against the so-called “ the values of Euromaidan”.
It was YOU, and NGOs like YOU, the West, and your “values of civilized Europe” which brought this Nazism to Ukraine and nurtured it after the end of WWII.
“Civilized Europe” brought the Uniate assassins, and the Austro-Hungarians, “Civilized Europe” which brought the Third Reich to Ukraine, and these “Euromaidan values” which brought their successors back.
I consider Russia to be a part of European civilization, understanding the latter to be Christendom and Greco-Roman heritage, but these Nazi values from the Euromaidan don’t belong in Europe, and they certainly don’t belong in Ukraine, much less Russia.
If the Atlantic Council would like to be truthful about where the origin of the wars in Ukraine and Syria come from, they would say “Ukraine has a Far Right problem – that the Neocons caused”. Now, Ukrainian people must live with this reality, for the time being.
Of course, it is obvious why the Atlantic Council loves the Maidan so much – the funding for the Maidan came from across the Atlantic after all.
Yes, Ukraine has a Nazi problem, and it comes from these fake “Euromaidan values”. If this is what your Orwellian “Dignity” looks like, then two plus two equals five, and Ukraine will be lucky to survive.