Ukrainian neonazis destroy monument for murdered Poles


This video says about itself:

Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia 1943-1944

10 May 2014

Ethnic cleansing operation carried out in Nazi German-occupied Poland by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA)’s North Command in the regions of Volhynia (Reichskommissariat Ukraine) and their South Command in Eastern Galicia (General Government) beginning in March 1943 and lasting until the end of 1944. The peak of the massacres took place in July and August 1943, most of the victims were women and children. The actions of the UPA resulted in 35,000-60,000 Polish deaths in Volhynia and 25,000-40,000 in Eastern Galicia.

The killings were directly linked with the policies of the Bandera faction of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and its military arm – Ukrainian Insurgent Army, whose goal specified at the Second Conference of the Stepan Bandera faction of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN-B) during 17–23 February 1943, or at least in March 1943 was to purge all non-Ukrainians from the future Ukrainian state. Not limiting their activities to the purging of Polish civilians, the UPA also wanted to erase all traces of sustained Polish presence in the area.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Ukraine: Monument marking nazi village massacre blown up

Wednesday 11th January 2016

A MONUMENT to the victims of a World War II massacre by Ukrainian nazis has been blown up.

Police in the Lviv region of western Ukraine said in a statement yesterday that vandals had destroyed a stone cross in Huta Penyatska.

It had been put up in 2005 to commemorate the Polish villagers butchered there in 1944 by a nazi unit mostly composed of Ukrainian volunteers [the SS division Galicia].

Up to 1,200 people are believed to have been killed there, according to the Polish Institute of National Remembrance.

Ukrainian media showed the memorial and two stone slabs bearing the names of the victims daubed with nazi symbols [like SS runes] and the colours of the Ukrainian flag. Lviv police said they were investigating.

Glorification of World War II nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera, who led the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists, surged following the 2005 “Orange Revolution” coup and again after the 2014 Maidan Square far-right putsch.

Ukrainian nazis attack synagogue


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Ukraine: Synagogue in Uman vandalised with fake blood and pig’s head bearing swastika

21 December 2016

Unknown individuals attacked a Hasidic synagogue and vandalised it with fake blood, leaving behind a pig’s head with a swastika carved into its forehead, in Uman, Wednesday.

According to reports, the attackers threw teargas on the worshippers despite security presence outside the synagogue. Synagogue workers reportedly described the attackers as “neo-Nazis”.

Two Israeli nationals were injured and hospitalized as a result of the attack.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Ukraine: Neonazis defile synagogue with pig’s head and red paint

Saturday 24th December 2016

UKRAINIAN fascists have broke into and defiled a synagogue in Uman, a city in the centre of the country, leaving behind a pig’s head with a swastika carved into it.

The country’s Communist Party (KPU) said that the neonazis had stormed in on Wednesday night, shouted slurs against Jews and thrown pieces of pork about the place.

They covered several rooms in red paint — apparently a stand-in for pig’s blood.

A handful of worshippers managed to escape the building and ring the police, who turned up after the fascists had fled.

The synagogue is notable for being the resting place of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, the founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement.

The KPU has previously warned of rising anti-semitism following the fascist-backed overthrow of president Viktor Yanukovych after pro-EU protests in early 2014.

Ukrainian nazis ‘celebrate’ with looting


Azov battalion symbol

This picture (also reproduced on the Facebook page of the Dutch NVU nazi party) shows the symbol of the Ukrainian Kiev government’s Azov battalion; source: here. It is the wolfsangel, or wolf’s hook. Which used to be a symbol in Adolf Hitler’s Waffen SS. It was also the symbol of the Dutch nazi party NSB in the 1930s and 1940s.

Wolfsangel on Dutch NSB nazi flag

On the Dutch NSB 1930s-1940s nazi flag for their paramilitary organisation, the WA, the same wolfsangel, in a different direction.

The Azov battalion logo has, behind its black wolfsangel, also another nazi SS symbol, depicted in white: the ‘schwarze Sonne‘ or black sun.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Ukraine: Fascists mark three years since riots by looting store

Saturday 3rd December 2016

UKRAINIAN neonazis marked the third anniversary of the Maidan Square riots on Thursday by ransacking a regional government office and robbing a petrol station.

Members of the fascist Azov Battalion stormed the offices in the capital city of Cherkasy in the region of the same name, an online Ukrainian publication reported.

Security camera footage showed masked and hooded thugs looting the public building, some recording the break in on video cameras.

Following a separate march by Azov goons near the village of Novodmitrovka in Zolotonosha district, members distracted staff at a petrol station while some two dozen youths looted food and alcohol.

Later police stopped their bus and detained three suspects.

December 1 2013 saw pro-EU protesters against the former president Viktor Yanukovich’s government erupt into riots as far-right groups such as Right Sector and Svoboda hijacked the sit-in in Maidan Square.

Five Ukraine police killed in friendly fire mix-up: here.

Polish investigation of nazi criminal in the USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

Minneapolis man thought to be Nazi commander after Associated Press report

15 June 2013

Residents of a Minneapolis neighborhood are reacting this morning to allegations that one of their neighbors was the commander of a Nazi SS unit during World War II. The investigation found that 94-year-old Michael Karkoc was a top commander in the Ukrainian Self-Defense Legion.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Poland: Ukrainian nazi officer ‘harboured by the US

Saturday 19th November 2016

POLISH experts are probing whether the US harboured a World War II Ukrainian nazi officer for decades, a prosecutor announced on Thursday.

The Associated Press news agency identified Michael Karkoc

now living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

as a commander of a unit in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defence Legion, which is accused of burning villages in Poland.

Poland subsequently opened a probe into Mr Karkoc, 97, who denies that he fought in the war.

The accusations are based on wartime documents, testimony from other members of the unit and Mr Karkoc’s own Ukrainian-language memoir.

Prosecutor Dariusz Antoniak said experts would confirm whether Mr Karkoc is the same person as the nazi commander by comparing facial features in photos of him now with those in a 1940 picture taken in Ukraine.

German prosecutors shelved their investigation of Mr Karkoc in 2015, saying he was not fit to stand trial.

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.

Neonazi appointed Ukrainian police chief


This video, by a usually pro-post 1914 Ukrainian government source, says about itself:

9 November 2014

Ukraine faces a potential PR disaster as a suspected member of a neo-Nazi group heads Kyiv police

In a highly disputed move Ukraine’s Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov has appointed a suspected member of a neo-Nazi paramilitary organization and deputy commander of the Azov battalion Vadim Troyan as the Kyiv police chief.

That was two years ago. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian government has decided that being the boss of just the Kyiv police was not enough power for this neonazi …

By James Tweedie in Britain:

Ukraine: Appointment of neonazi police chief sparks fury

Wednesday 16th November 2016

ANTI-FASCISTS condemned Ukraine’s appointment of a neonazi militant as acting national police chief yesterday.

Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov named Vadim Troyan as head of the national police force on Monday after his predecessor Khatiya Dekanoidze resigned over MPs’ interference in her efforts to clean up corruption.

Mr Troyan was appointed Kiev’s chief of police in November 2014.

Before that, he was was deputy commander of the neonazi Azov Battalion and an active member of the fascist Patriot of Ukraine.

Several websites reported this year that Mr Troyan had organised surveillance of journalist Pavel Sheremet before his assassination in a car bombing on July 20.

Ms Dekanoidze was one of several former Georgian government officials given senior posts in the Kiev regime that came to power in the 2014 Maidan Square coup.

Alex Gordon of Solidarity with the Anti-fascist Resistance in the Ukraine (Saru) said his British-based campaign’s warnings that the Western-backed Kiev regime “would increasingly depend on neonazis to maintain its power” had been vindicated.

“Now Vadim Troyan has been installed as head of Ukraine’s national police force, we have a corrupt, Nato-backed state in Europe with self-declared, open neonazis in charge of internal security,” he stressed.

He said all supporters of democracy should urge the British government to withdraw training support for Kiev’s armed forces and stop “propping up this corrupt oligarchic state alongside open neonazis such as Troyan.”