Skip to comments.Ukraine: far-right extremists at core of 'democracy' protest (Neo-Nazis)
Posted on 01/26/2014 2:36:51 PM PST by kronos77
As violent scenes play out on the streets of Kiev, we look at the major role extremist right-wing movements have played in Ukraine's "pro-democracy" movement.
Ukraine's far-right is gaining support and confidence through its role in the street protests, with the Svoboda party assuming a leading role in the movement and paramilitary groups leading the street fighting.
In December US senator John McCain travelled to Ukraine to offer his support to the opposition, appearing on stage with leaders of the three opposition parties leading the protests - including the far-right Svoboda party.
Svoboda is currently Ukraine's fourth biggest party and holds 36 seats in parliament. It is also part of the Alliance of European National Movements, along with the BNP and Hungary's Jobbik.
Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok is one of the faces of the protests, appearing regularly along with opposition leader and former boxer Vitali Klitschko (see picture right) voicing opposition to Putin's influence over the region.
However, Tyahnybok has provoked controversy in the past with his anti-Semitic claims that a "Moscow-Jewish mafia" controls Ukraine.
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That alone is not a good omen for the opposition.
That is some cherry picked BS. Those are Catholics, not Neo-NAZI’s.
If you want pictures of reality, look here:
Sounds like the Golden Dawn Party in Greece.
Things get bad and people always go too far.
Love how it’s always made out that ‘’Nazis’’ are right wingers.
"...Tyahnybok has provoked controversy in the past with his anti-Semitic claims that a "Moscow-Jewish mafia" controls Ukraine."
Paging Andrew Cuomo. Gov. Andrew Cuomo please pick up the red courtesy phone....
First of all, ‘Neo-Nazis’ are socialist. So right away we know this is propaganda journalism.
This alone is enough reason to support the Ukrainian government.
Any side can be called anti-semitic if you go with the idea that a small sample represents an entire population.
There’s a popular (for its hilarity) YouTube video of a guy ranting about the protesters, how they’re a conspiracy of the Zionist western imperialists, how the Jews have a plan to reduce the Ukrainian population to 2.5 million etc.
Too bad it’s in Russian, but trust me it’s funny
for anyone speaking the language http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLkTqiW2g2Y
Channel 4? I think Channel 4 has “Far-Right” on the brain. I just posted this on another thread a few minutes ago. They are many Channel 4 videos like this:
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Yes, but have you seen the giraffe woman in this Ukrainian video? Seriously: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvxeYBJIreE
Far right (socialist) NAZIs. Interesting formulation.
To the politicized Western media anymore...anything not leftist is by definition fascist or “neo-nazi.” There’s nothing I hear or read anymore that I don’t run through my own propaganda filter. I will never, for the remainder of my life, ever take them at their word for anything.