Saturday, April 16, 2016

John Hellevig — Meet Andriy Parubiy, the Former Neo-Nazi Leader Turned Speaker of Ukraine’s Parliament

An outspoken neo-Nazi takes the reigns of Ukraine's parliament, as the US and its European vassals remain silent
When Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk got the boot and was replaced by the speaker of parliament Volodymyr Groysman, Mr. Andriy Parubiy was appointed in his stead. This extraordinary event speaks volumes about, not only the Ukraine, but also the present state of affairs in the West and its media, which increasingly adapts its reporting to fit the current geopolitical interests of the masters of the Western universe. Mr. Parubiy has a biography littered with overt activity as one of the leading figures at the nexus of the Ukrainian ultra-nationalist and outright neo-Nazi movements. Yet there has not been so much as a squeak from any leading Western politician or the media about the appalling fact that this same Parubiy has now ascended to the respectable position of speaker of parliament of a country with which the EU has signed an agreement about economic and political association. The self-proclaimed guardian of our values, as the EU wants us to regard it, has signed a treaty of political association with a country, where the second highest political position is held by a person who has earned his stripes as a neo-Nazi commander. However, the EU has not always in the past been so indifferent to Parubiy’s activities, as we shall see further down.…
Meet another one of "our guys." Read on.

Helevig lays out Parubiy's neo-Nazi credentials and his key role in the violent coup that overthrew the democratically elected government.
With Parubiy and Tyahnybok well established as the leaders of the insurgent fascist movement they abruptly performed in 2004 a rebranding of their various organizations by dropping the most overt allusions to Nazism. A well-informed source, who wishes to remain anonymous, revealed that it is believed that the rebranding was a strategy that their handlers at the CIA had prescribed in order to make the leaders and their organizations more politically acceptable on the Western propaganda front. The Social-National Party changed its name to Svoboda [Freedom] with Tyahnybok at the helm. Simultaneously they abandoned the Wolfsangel [SS] logo, but this was done only in regards to the formally adopted logo, in essence, the party continued wielding the Wolfsangel in its gatherings.
Did the EU not know all this? Or, is this a case of a severe form of institutional amnesia? Let’s see. Turns out that on 13 December 2012 the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation in Ukraine (2012/2889). According to this resolution the EU was then “concerned about the rising nationalistic sentiment in Ukraine, expressed in support for the Svoboda Party, which, as a result, is one of the two new parties to enter the Verkhovna Rada; recalls that racist, anti-Semitic and xenophobic views go against the EU’s fundamental values and principles and therefore appeals to pro-democratic parties in the Verkhovna Rada not to associate with, endorse or form coalitions with this party.”
Yes, in 2012, the EU called for a boycott of the Svoboda Party because of its extremist views, which went against the famous “EU fundamental values”. But today, they have no problem with cheering on Mr. Parubiy, who was the progenitor of Svododa (and much worse things), as he sweeps to power in the EU’s very own political association partner….

Russia Insider
John Hellevig | Awara Group

According to new Ukrainian parliament speaker Andriy Parubiy, Kiev must strive to cut its visa-free travel arrangement with Moscow. Furthermore, he says, Ukraine may be looking into breaking off diplomatic relations with Russia altogether. Experts say that Ukraine would be shooting itself in the foot if it followed through with Parubiy's proposals.

Parubiy, the founder and former leader of the Social-National Party of Ukraine, an openly fascist party styled on Hitler's Nazis that eventually mutated into the Svoboda Party, is now de facto the third most powerful politician in the country. Parubiy took his former boss Volodymyr Groysman's place last week when Groysman became prime minister, following Arseniy Yatsenyuk's resignation.…
IN his role as the House speaker, Parubiy is now factually next in line for the presidency, according to the constitution, in the event that the serving president is unable to carry out his duties. This, Svobodnaya Pressa recalls, was how former speaker Aleksandr Turchynov [co-founder of the Socialist Nationalist Party with Andriy Parubiy] took over from President Viktor Yanukovych following the Maidan coup d'état.…
Pushback from the liberal anti-Nazi West coming?
Unfortunately, according to Ukrainian political analyst Vladimir Kornilov, it's unlikely that Western politicians and the mainstream media will react quite so negatively, or put much focus on the new speaker's neo-fascist past.
"The national socialist Parubiy has become speaker of the Verkhovna Rada. But Western analysts will continue to argue in one voice that the presence of Nazis in positions of power in Ukraine is a 'fabrication of Russian propaganda', and that in reality, neo-Nazis 'do not play any significant role in the political life of democratic Ukraine'," Kornilov said.
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