Kiev Recognizes Ultranationalist Nazi Era Collaborators as Freedom Fighters
by Stephen Lendman
Kiev's regime is a US-installed, illegitimate, lawless, Nazi infested, fascist police state in Europe's heartland - waging naked aggression on its own people, risking regional peace and stability.
It tolerates no opposition. Democracy is strictly forbidden. Human and civil rights don't exist.
Freedom is nonexistent. Nor are free and open media. Truth-telling on issues mattering most is considered terrorism.
Russians, Jews and others are vilified. Rule by intimidation is official policy.
So is state terror - characterized by severe repression, violence and naked aggression against Donbass Ukrainians rejecting fascism, wanting to live free.
In April, a decommunization process began - banning communist and Soviet era symbols and values, including longstanding statues and street names.
Communist Party members face police state persecution - including fabricated civil and criminal charges.
Poroshenko declared Ukraine a "unitary state" - code language opposing any person or group against its police state practices.
New legislation honors Nazi era ultranationalists as "freedom fighters" - including militant groups like the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), and other extremist ones operating in Soviet Russia from 1917 - 1991.
An explanatory legislative note states:
"The law provides for state recognition of the struggle for Ukrainian independence in the twentieth century and defines the legal status of participants in the struggle for Ukrainian independence in the twentieth century."
Crimes against peace these groups committed are considered lawful - claiming they're in compliance with the UN Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other fundamental international laws.
Historians blame OUN and UPA for at least one million Russian and Polish deaths, including many Jews.
They continued fighting Soviet Russia after WW II ended. Intellectuals and government officials were targeted.
Fascist elements operated openly in Ukraine since Washington's 2004 Orange Revolution.
Democratically elected Viktor Yanukovoych was ousted. Viktor Yushchenko replaced him. Soros money was involved. So were State Department funded organizations.
Yushchenko's last presidential act was naming Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera a Hero of Ukraine - the nation's highest honor, given for "personal heroism and great labor achievements."
Following months of European Parliament, Russian, Polish and Jewish organization, the award was rescinded.
In November 2014, Russia's Supreme Court designated Ukrainian insurgent extremists terrorists - banning their activity on Russian territory.
Ukraine's new law equates communism with Nazism. Poroshenko signed it on Friday.
It blatantly contravenes fundamental international law. It's part of Kiev's thinly veiled scheme to ban regime opposition.
Police states operate this way. Ukrainian ruthlessness increases with each new repressive act. Expect the worst to come.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
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