Ukraine's time to stop "whiten" their own political elite, which becomes increasingly far-right, radical features that cause concern for world brotherhood, writes an American journalist And columnist Nicholas Kozloff in his article published century.
the Creator of the quoted expression Ukrainian political activist Denis Pilosa, who said that Ukraine extreme right-wing views began to acquire a reputation long before the events on Maidan in 2014.
" All the problems were started from the moment when the right is against migrants, even though their number Was insignificant little Ukraine ", - said Piles in an interview to an American journalist. The activist added their own words of what was then the far-right groups have tried to stir up anti-migrant hysteria " through demonstrations. And in truth, "members" was played for the provision of public posts only ethnic Ukrainians ", says the Creator, based on the words of Pilosa.
The party "Svoboda" has some ideological principles, including "anti-communism, anti-liberalism, racism, Russophobia And the glorification of the activity of UPA" (Ukrainian insurgent army). Back in 2012, " Freedom ", as the radical Party, speaking in the opposing political organization, were able to collect more than 10% of the votes in parliamentary elections, writes Kozloff.
Ultra-nationalists took an active part in protests in Central Kiev at the end of 2013, with " political leaders Euromayday not wanted or were afraid to rein in the radicals who called themselves patriots. The protesters chanted nationalist slogans, which was picked up by the crowd, says the Creator, based on materials published by the BBC.
"It was scary when the state machine lay in ruins and the neo-Nazis were one of the few organizing activities on the ground," Kosloff the words of the messenger of Autonomous workers ' Union of Ukraine Denis Gorbach.
After, in the battle went to the polls, nationalist views, the speech of many Ukrainian politicians, who appeared to be able to call centrists, or even liberals, began to acquire the right shades, writes Kozloff, following the publication in the guardian.
American journalist asks about it, didn't the government of Ukraine too far in trying to pander to right-wing.
pointing to information human rights defenders, Kozloff cites the example of the submission of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko passport of the citizen of the country Belarusian neo-Nazi Sergey Short, who took part in the hostilities at the Donbass And suspected of organizing a terrorist act at the Manege square in Moscow in 2007.
currently Short is a member of the battalion " Azov ", which is involved in the fighting in the South-East of the country, is supported by the Kyiv authorities And placed under the leadership of a group of extremists who consider Jews And authorized other nationalities " untermenchen ", says the Creator.
Completing the publication, Kozloff quotes the expression of the activist Pilosa about the fact that neo-Nazis have the ability to be very dangerous for the Ukrainian society, as at present they have combat experience And in the media they hailed as heroes.