Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The 'Right Sector' in Ukraine


Alarming trend in Ukraine: Historic monuments toppled, Nazi symbols spread


When you look behind the headlines about the Ukraine the following article provides an alarming look into what is happening in Ukraine and could spread into neigboring countries and even closer to home as conditions deteriorate.

For now Russia has in Putin, a leader who is holding things together, but is easy to see how if Russia's far-Right gains strength how things could deteriorate there if economic condiitons deteriorate sufficiently.

Have a look at the following video, not in terms of who is shooting at who, but what COULD happen in your own backyard in perhaps the near future.

It'll be ugly. It won't be a Hollywood movie!



Post by Rick Matheson.



When things break it is not the "moderate" forces that take charge. You only need to look at the Bolshevik revolution of 1917 or the rise of Hitler to see that.



Finally fascism has a history in Ukraine going back to World War 11 when some Ukrainians welcomed Hitler and participated in the massacre of Jews at Babi Yar in 1941.



Now they're back.

From RT


Alarming trend in Ukraine: Historic monuments toppled, Nazi symbols spread



RT,
25 February, 2014



After a fortnight of violent clashes in the name of democracy, Ukraine seems to be falling into a totally different trend. Symbols of victories over Hitler and Napoleon are being torn down, while those glorifying Nazi rule are multiplying.

It started with dozens of Lenin statues getting torn down across the country, but quickly moved onto passionate salutes and questionable symbolism creeping up walls across the country.



  1. Lenin monuments not the only toppled in Ukraine. Red army soldiers (who died liberating from Nazis) are targets too pic.twitter.com/fVLRaF9dmq
@Yaro_RT Алексей, это у нас в городе (Чернигов)! Посмотрите, что рисуют и пишут! "Правый сектор" - с другой стороны. pic.twitter.com/CmpFdutjMo



The next demolition is of the statue of the 'Soviet Soldier' in the town of Stryi, in the Lvov Region - despite thousands of Ukrainian soldiers having died there, protecting their motherland from the Nazi occupation.

Image from stryi.com.ua
Image from stryi.com.ua

An anti-Yanukovich protester attempts to demolish the "Monument to Soviet secret security service (chekists) - fighters of the revolution" in Kiev February 23, 2014 (Reuters / Konstantin Chernichkin)
An anti-Yanukovich protester attempts to demolish the "Monument to Soviet secret security service (chekists) - fighters of the revolution" in Kiev February 23, 2014 (Reuters / Konstantin Chernichkin)

It was erected in 1965 as a companion piece to two other objects: an obelisk with WWII engravings and the Eternal Flame over the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.







The toppling craze reaches even the legendary Russian commander, who fought Napoleon, Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov. His victory must have obstructed earlier chances of EU integration, so the Western city of Brody did away with the monument.

Image from zik.ua
Image from zik.ua

Nationalists’ symbols seen on many "soldiers of the revolution" as well as numerous walls across Kiev. The Neo-Nazi Wolfsangel, a sign used by several divisions of the SS during World War, can be easily spotted.


The reversed horizontal Wolfsangel is an official symbol of Ukraine's Right Sector, which has been one of the most active forces in Ukraine's recent unrest.


правый сектор




On the other side of the  equation here are Special Forces from Kiev arriving in Kharkov, greeted by Russian-speaking Ukrainians.

(This was taken off a right-wing "Pravyi Sektor" You Tube account)


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