This April 2015 video says about itself:
A German state TV documentary on the rising of Nazist ideology in Ukraine and the Ukraine nationalist Stepan Bandera.
Another video used to say about itself:
January 4, 2014, Lviv, Kyiv, Ukraine (BBC News) — Thousands of people in Lviv and Kyiv held torchlight marches on Jan. 1 in honor of the 105th birthday of Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera (1909-1959).
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Zeman hits out at Ukraine and EU silence on fascist march
Monday 5th January 2015
The Social Democratic Party leader said on Sunday that the chilling slogans and a flagrant display of far-right symbols during the march on Thursday reminded him of Hitler’s Germany.
He insisted that something was wrong both with Ukraine and the EU.
“I was browsing the internet yesterday evening and discovered a video showing the demonstration on Kiev’s Maidan on January 1,” he said.
“These demonstrators carried portraits of Stepan Bandera, which reminded me of Reinhard Heydrich,” a major architect of the Holocaust and nazi administrator of much of the modern Czech Republic.
Thursday’s marchers chanted “Glory to the nation! Death to our enemies,” “Ukraine belongs to Ukrainians” and “Bandera will return and restore order.”
Some participants wore the uniforms of the Bandera insurgent army while others paraded with red and black nationalist flags.
Leader Oleh Tyanhybok of the fascist party Svoboda (Freedom), which organised the march with the like-minded Right Sector, said before the march began: “The current government came to power using Bandera’s slogans, so it has to follow his ideas.”
But Jewish rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Jerusalem bureau director Dr Efraim Zuroff said: “Holocaust perpetrators are the last people on Earth who deserve to be glorified, regardless of their nationalist credentials.
“The march has more to do with the systematic Holocaust distortion prevalent in post-communist eastern Europe, which has a very fundamental anti-semitic component, than outright anti-semitism.
“The march is a good example of three separate phenomena — hiding or minimising the role of local nazi collaborators in Holocaust crimes, promoting the canard of equivalency between nazi and communist crimes and glorification of anti-communist freedom fighters who were local nazi collaborators who participated in Shoah [Holocaust] crimes.”
In an unusually sharp tone, Czech President Milos Zeman recently criticised a Nazi demonstration in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. He told Radio F1 that something was “wrong” both with Ukraine and the European Union, which did not condemn it: here.
In a recent broadcast of “Tagesthemen”, the main newscast of Germany’s ARD public television channel, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk grotesquely distorted the history of World War II, accusing the Soviet Union of having invaded Germany and Ukraine: here.
The head of the United States Army Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, announced on Wednesday that a contingent of US soldiers will be dispatched to Ukraine in the spring to undertake the training of four companies of the National Guard of Ukraine (NGU). The exact number of American soldiers who will be stationed at the Yavoriv Training Area outside the western city of Lvov has yet to be determined: here.
The World Socialist Web Site unequivocally condemns plans being worked out by the Obama administration to arm the right-wing regime in Ukraine with billions of dollars in advanced weaponry. These moves threaten to spark a direct conflict between the US and Russia, two nuclear-armed powers, and ignite a Third World War: here.
Why we shouldn’t arm Ukraine. My column: here.
NATO defense ministers are meeting in Brussels today to consolidate the military alliance against Russia, increasing the risk of a direct military confrontation between nuclear-armed powers: here.
Welcome to the most corrupt nation in Europe. While the conflict with Russia heats up in the east, life for most Ukrainians is marred by corruption so endemic that even hospitals appear to be infected. Can anyone clean the country up? Here.
The defence ministers of the NATO military alliance decided at a meeting Thursday at NATO headquarters in Brussels to double their combat forces in eastern Europe. The imperialist powers are massing their troops to compel Russia to make concessions and subordinate itself to their interests in Eastern Europe and Asia: here.
EUROPEAN PUSH FOR DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION AS U.S. WEIGHS SENDING ARMS TO UKRAINE “Hours before Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) compared Europe’s attitude toward Russian President Vladimir Putin to appeasement toward Nazi Germany, the German ambassador here warned U.S. hawks not to see a military solution as the only way forward on Ukraine. Germany has ‘the sense this conflict is spiraling,’ Ambassador Peter Wittig said in a small briefing with reporters at the Germany embassy in Washington. But he urged proponents of sending arms to Ukraine to remember that diplomacy at the highest levels — including what he called ‘an unusual trip’ by the leaders of Germany and France to Moscow on Friday — may still bear fruit.” [HuffPost]
As fighting between pro-Russian separatists and the NATO-backed Kiev regime escalates in east Ukraine, and as NATO foreign ministers announced a massive troop deployment throughout Eastern Europe, France and Germany have suddenly announced plans to travel to Russia to propose a new “peace plan”: here.
One day before the crisis meeting on Ukraine in Minsk, a leading German newspaper, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), published an editorial calling for NATO to militarily escalate the confrontation with Russia to the point of a nuclear attack: here.
In Kiev, Ihor Lapin, a fighter with the Aidar volunteer battalion and now an MP in Ukraine’s parliament, said negotiations are useless, and the only way to help reintegrate the region is to make life miserable for those remaining, even insinuating that enforced famine (a war crime) would somehow turn people against the separatist authorities: here.
At Munich Conference, US Hawks Press for Military Escalation Towards Russia. U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) openly spars with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, signaling widening transatlantic divisions over strategy: here.