Nazism, Which “Does Not Exist in Ukraine”.
Mikhail Khodorkovski, Ex-CEO, YUKOS: “Long live the people of the new democratic Ukraine! Yesterday, I and a few of my Ukrainian friends went to Maidan. We talked to many people there. Russian propaganda lies as always: there are no fascists or Nazis here”.
Ilia Ponomarev, MP, Russian State Duma: “Just returned back from Ukraine a few days ago… Now I can tell about what I saw. And I saw a lot of things, but I failed to see any banderovtsy (translation note: i.e followers of Stephan Bandera, a founder and leader of Ukrainina nationalist movement and during WW2 a Nazi collaborator), although I was actively looking for them everywhere.
And one more time about nationalism. I have said already that there was no banderovshina in Kiev. None at all. Discounting some individuals and small groups of Nazis, there is no evidence of mass support to ultra-nationalistic parties… all the tales about Bandera coup and Ukrainian fascism are just scare fables for our TV to frighten and brain wash the audience. For this purpose only the role of the “Right Sector” is significantly exaggerated”.
Oleg Kashin, a journalist, also considers Ukrainian Nazismn a myth . On May 7, 2014 he wrote on his Facebook page: “The events in Ukraine is a global, total, and unmerciful war between lumpens and non lumpens (translation note: “Lumpen” is the reference to the works of Karl Marx in which he determined de-classified elements as “lumpen proletariat”, normaly this term is used derrogatievely to the lowest strata of the society) … In the lumpens camp everyone wants “stability” and “protection” even if they have to pay for it with their dignity… All of them irrationally hate all “benderovtsy” (note, the authors orthography preserved and transliterated v - correct “bAnderovtsy”), “neo-nazis”, “neo-fashists”. Althouh none of them have ever seen those “benderovsty “ even on TV”.
Sergei Loiko, “Los Angeles Times” Correspondent, mentioned in his speech on “Echo of Moscow” radio: “The most important thing is to retain objectivity… and in this respect I would like to mentioned the armed coup, about the notion that “some fascists hordes” will invade the East of Ukraine and kill everyone… “The Federalists Supporters” armed with rifles often say: “Wait till the “The Right Sector” comes!” “The Right Sector” in their view is some sort of absolutely mythical image of universal evil. Some sort of Hell. But in reality none of this is true. No one is threatens no one. The whole eastern Ukraine speaks and will continue speak Russian. No one prevented it and no one ever took this rights from them”.
Alexey Goncharenko, Councillor of Odessa Regional Council said on “Baltkom” radio: “Organization called “The Right Sector” is widely known only in Russia and its role in the Ukrainian crisis is hugely exaggerated. In my view, “The Right Sector” is known only in Russia”. Goncharenko claimed that he had not seen a single member of “The Right Sector “in Odessa: “From my point of view, this organization is a half-myth”.
In other words, there is no Nazism in Ukraine. It is not there and more time – it does not exist. Strangely though, the training of fighters eager to “go and kill Russians” is in the full swing. But the persons, whose quotes are mentioned above, continue to insist that all is great with Nazi ideology in Ukraine. Apparently, it does not exist there.
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