Ukrainian nazi leader questioned as witness in murder of National Guardsmen

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31 October 2012

Ukraine far-right Svoboda party anti-Semitism:

Ukraine’s far right-wing Svoboda party has secured nearly 12% of the vote in the country’s recent parliamentary election, provoking concern among European Jewish groups.

This is the first time in Ukraine’s brief history — the country only became independent in 1991 – that a far-right faction has entered parliament; the party received just 1 percent of votes cast at the previous election in 2007. Svoboda — which translates into English as “Freedom” – performed strongly in western Ukraine, which borders the European Union.

Member of the European Jewish Parliament Rabbi Levi Matusof implored people to “vigorously condemn, unambiguously isolate and unequivocally ostracize those seeking the revival of the darkest ideology of European history“.

The EU has witnessed a general rise in support for far-right parties since the onset of the global economic crisis in 2008, with parties such as Jobbik in Hungary and the Golden Dawn in Greece entering their respective national parliaments despite openly professing anti-Semitic views.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Fascist leader questioned over party’s role in riot

Saturday 5th September 2015

UKRAINIAN far-right leader Oleh Tyahnybok was questioned by police yesterday over his Svoboda party’s involvement in clashes that left three National Guard officers dead.

Sixteen members of the fascist group have been arrested on suspicion of orchestrating the riots, but Mr Tyahnybok was merely questioned as a witness.

Alongside the neonazi Right Sector group, Svoboda members have been behind attacks on socialists and trade unionists and have joined far-right paramilitary organisations fighting the anti-fascist resistance in the country’s east.

The party reveres nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera and Mr Tyahnybok, who famously posed with US senator John McCain when he visited Ukraine to show support for the Maidan movement, has praised the genocidal Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists he led for killing “Muscovites … Jews and other scum.”

He has also called in parliament for an official investigation into the “criminal activities of organised Jewry” in the country.

The party mobilised large numbers of thugs who attacked police with truncheons and planks with nails in them on Monday, while parliament was debating a constitutional proposal which would devolve more power to the regions.

Rumours that the far right are mobilising to seek to derail any negotiated solution to Ukraine’s civil war are rife in the country.

Armed fascists provided the muscle in the EU-backed overthrow of the Viktor Yanukovych government last year, and Kiev has since given them numerous political and security posts, making it difficult for the government to clamp down on their activities.

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