US government fails to condemn Ukrainian neo-nazis

This video says about itself:

1 March 2016

As a tribute to Ukrainian soldiers who have lost limbs while fighting in eastern Ukraine the two major TV channels TSN and 1+1 and the magazine VIVA! started the project ‘Help the Hero’ to raise money for them so they could become “contributing members of society”. This resulted in a number of photos that were first exhibited in Ukraine and later in the European Parliament during Ukraine Week.

What didn’t cause any concern in Ukraine was that one of the men on the photos has a swastika tattoo on both his chest and his right arm. What does that tell about the society they are building after the revolution?

By James Tweedie:

US and Ukraine fail to condemn nazism

Saturday 19th November 2016

THE US and Ukraine were left isolated at the United Nations on Thursday night as they opposed condemning the glorification of nazism.

Only Pacific Ocean archipelago Palau joined Washington and the Kiev regime it supports in voting against the resolution co-authored by 55 states, including Russia, which passed with 131 votes in favour.

There were 48 abstentions in the vote by the UN social, humanitarian and cultural affairs committee, mostly from states in the EU, which also backed the 2014 Kiev coup.

US deputy representative to the economic and social council Stefanie Amadeo claimed the motion was “politicised” and restricted “freedom of expression and association.”

The text expressed “deep concern about the glorification, in any form, of the nazi movement, neonazism and former members of the Waffen SS organisation.”

That includes erecting monuments and memorials and holding public demonstrations celebrating nazism past and present.

Since 2014, Ukraine has seen frequent marches and rallies in honour of World War II nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera and the quisling Galician SS divisions — some attended by MPs.

Members of the far-right Svoboda party and the neonazi paramilitary Aidar and Azov battalions occupy senior government, military and police positions.

In the Baltic states, authorities have allowed surviving members of their SS divisions to march in a mockery of military veterans’ parades. The text also condemned “contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.” …

The resolution also opposed ongoing attempts to “desecrate or demolish monuments erected in remembrance of those who fought against nazism during the second world war,” along with Holocaust denial.

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