Ukrainian neonazi death threats against anti-Hitler veterans

This video from Ukraine says about itself:

Banderaers, get out of here!” – In Vinnitsa and Kherson there were mass fights on May 1

1 May 2017

While throughout Europe there are demonstrations dedicated to the International Day of Workers, in Ukraine, savage neo-Nazis attack those who dared to take to the streets.

In Vinnitsa, the radicals of the neo-Nazi organization “C14” attacked the May Day procession, trying to disperse it. The Nazis pulled out red flags with the inscriptions “Socialists” and “Union of Left Forces.” As a result, a fight broke out …

Similar attacks took place in Kharkov … where nationalists also beat people. Kherson was no exception: neo-Nazis from the “Right Sector” and “National Corps” (“Azov“) staged a fight with the inhabitants of Kherson.

Residents of the city from among the Union of Left Forces and the All-Ukrainian Union of Women “For the Future of the Children of Ukraine” tried to hold a May Day demonstration. But we came across opposition from the Ukrainian neo-Nazis.

It is noteworthy that the Kherson people took to the streets with calls for the need to end the war in the Donbass. With the same appeal the people of Kiev came out.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Ukraine: Neonazis threaten to stab WWII veterans

Monday 8th May 2017

SECOND world war veterans planning to march on what may be Ukraine’s last Victory Day public holiday have been threatened with attack by fascist paramilitaries.

Street fighters of the C14 group, a Transcarpathian Cossack outfit linked to the neonazi Right Sector party, attacked veterans on May Day with cries of “Ukraine is free” and “Commies to the gibbet,” according to witnesses.

The group’s name … is derived from the resemblance of the Cyrillic form of “sich,” a Cossack word for a command group, to C14 in Western script.

In the C14 name, the C also alludes to C18, the (originally English, later international) neonazi terror gang Combat 18. In which 18, the first and eighth letters in the alphabet, stands for ‘AH’=Adolf Hitler. The 14 in the C14 name stands for the ’14 words’, a racist neonazi slogan.

Police held the attackers back, but the group’s website congratulated them and posted comments including: “Just wait for May 9! Send the reddish spawn to hell!” and “Knife the veterans!”

Ukraine’s government since the EU-backed coup of 2014 associates itself with the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists, which fought alongside the nazis in the second world war and helped carry out the Holocaust, and legislation removing May 9 — the anniversary of the nazi surrender to the Soviet Union — as a public holiday is going through parliament.

Ukrainian government stops rainbow under neonazi homophobic pressure

Unfinished rainbow in Kyiv, Ukraine

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Kiev: the end of the rainbow?

Today, 17:34

Ukraine is not known as a particularly pro-gay country, but with the Eurovision Song Contest, the city of Kiev wanted to improve its image. Therefore it was decided to paint a monument from the Soviet era in the colours of the rainbow.

Meanwhile, the monument to the brotherhood between Russians and Ukrainians is almost completely “coloured”. But at the last moment, the project has been suspended because of protests.

Homo propaganda

The painting is almost finished, only at the top of the middle it is still grey. And that will probably stay that way. The nationalist party ‘Right Sector‘ held a protest at the arch last week. In a statement, the party called the rainbow a symbol of “homo propaganda“, and it was supposedly against “Ukrainian values“.

‘Nationalist’ is an euphemism for the violent neonazi Right Sector. Their leader Yarosh makes lots of money as adviser to the Minister of War … err … ‘Defence’. They use to attack Gay Pride marches in Ukraine violently, including with grenades to which in most countries only police and armed forces or people who are special friends of police and/or armed forces, have access.

Contrary to what the Right Sector says, the rainbow is not just for gay people, but also for wider unity in diversity. It is also a symbol in, eg, the Christian religion.

Prime Minister Grojsman said at a vote in parliament that “God forbid” that the country would legalize equal marriage for homosexuals.

‘Celebrate Diversity’

Ukraine organizes this year’s Song Festival, the motto is Celebrate Diversity. The first semifinal is on May 9th. Many people are happy with the rainbow colours. They hope the colours will still be there at the Gay Pride. That wil be in Kiev on June 18th.

After the protests of the nationalists, Mayor Vitali Klitschko has proposed a compromise: the last part, which is still grey since the protests, will be painted in a “traditional Ukrainian pattern”.

The “Arch of Friendship of the Nations” was built in 1982 to celebrate the brotherhood of Russians and Ukrainians in the Soviet Union. The monument is of titanium, 50 meters high, and can be seen from many places in the city.

Last year, the government announced it would be destroyed, because the relationship between Moscow and Kiev … has worsened strongly.

Jewish Ukrainian persecuted for death of Hitler collaborator

This is a 10 February 1943 Dutch nazi propaganda video. It is about the burial of Dutch General H.A. Seyffardt, the commander of the Dutch Waffen SS fighters collaborating with Adolf Hitler’s war. The Dutch SS men participated in many Holocaust atrocities in the Soviet Union, especially in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic. On 5 February 1943, Dutch resistance group against the nazi occupation of the Netherlands CS-6 killed Seyffardt. Nazi propaganda in the Netherlands, as, eg, in this video depicted Seyffardt as a hero and CS-6 as ‘terrorists‘. Most people in the Netherlands saw Seyffardt as a traitor. People like CS-6, after the end of the German occupation, were honoured by the Dutch government as heroes.

In the government of Ukraine today, values seem to be upside down in this.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Ukraine: Jewish war hero probed over killing of WWII nazi collaborator

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

UKRAINE’S far-right coup regime has launched a murder probe into a Jewish war hero for killing a nazi collaborator in battle.

Colonel Boris Steckler faces trial over the 1952 death of Neil Hasiewicz in a gun battle in Rivne Oblast on Ukraine’s western border.

Russia’s Pravda reported last week that the case was launched on April 18. Col Steckler does not deny he killed the terrorist who served as a fascist propagandist and district judge during the WWII nazi occupation.

Since the 2014 Maidan Square coup, backed by the US and the EU, the government has sought to rehabilitate nazi collaborators.

Yesterday marked the third anniversary of the Odessa trade union house massacre, with still no prospect of justice for the victims from the Kiev authorities.

Over 40 people were killed when neo-nazi thugs besieged pro-democracy protesters inside the building before setting it alight, blocking the exits so they couldn’t escape.

Austrian mercenary suspect of war crimes in Ukraine

This video says about itself:

Nazis Glorified in Ukraine: SS uniforms on display at reburial service for Ukrainian WWII veterans

12 August 2013

In the former Soviet republic Ukraine a controversial video has surfaced showing the reburial of Ukrainians who fought for an SS division during World War Two, and the reburial was sanctioned by church officials and overseen by officials dressed in Nazi uniforms.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Austrian arrested for war crimes in Ukraine

Today, 19:40

Polish border guards have arrested an Austrian who is said to have fought in the armed struggle in Ukraine. He is said to have fought on the Ukrainian side against pro-Russian [eastern Ukrainian] rebels.

The public prosecutor in Austria suspects the 25-year-old man of war crimes. He is said to have killed rebels who had already surrendered. …

The man was arrested on the border between Ukraine and Poland, at the request of Austria. An international arrest warrant had been issued against him. It is unknown when he will be extradited to Austria.

Maybe the inspiration for this mercenary suspect were the Austrians who in Hitler’s ‘great German’ Wehrmacht and SS, along with nazis from the Netherlands and elsewhere, committed war crimes in the nazi Operation Barbarossa in what was then the Ukrainian Soviet republic.

This Austrian is suspect of having killed civilians as well.

AFP news agency at first reported wrongly that the suspect had fought on the side of the east Ukrainian rebel republics.