Saturday, January 9, 2021

Biden’s Ukrainegate Problem — Gerald Sussman


Oleh Tyahnybok was the leader of the (allegedly neo-Nazi) Freedom (Svoboda) Party in the Ukraine.

Joe Biden was not alone in this association with the Far Right.
As McCain took to the stage to encourage the Ukrainian protesters with promises of American support, he was greeted and flanked by Tyahnybok, the leader of Svoboda, which recently gained 38 seats in the Ukrainian Parliament. Svoboda is one of a number of Ukrainian far-right parties, and has ties to other "nationalist" movements across Europe, which preach virulent brands of anti-Semitism, ethnic purity, intolerance of homosexuality. (digitaljournal)
Biden’s Ukrainegate Problem (August 10, 2020)
Gerald Sussman is professor of urban studies and international and global studies at Portland State University.

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This would be "notorious Ukrainian neo-Nazi leader Oleh Tyahnybok."
There was an, er, optical problem, however: For the header image on this column, the Washington Post used a photo of McCain speaking next to the notorious Ukrainian neo-Nazi leader Oleh Tyahnybok.

Tyahnybok, a longtime fascist, has called for a war on the so-called “Muscovite-Jewish mafia” (BBC, 12/26/12). The far-right leader has attacked the role of “Jews-Bolsheviks” in his country’s history, and claims that there is still today a cabal of “Jewish oligarchs who control Ukraine” (JTA, 3/25/09)....

WaPo Uses Photo of John McCain Next to Nazi to Praise His ‘Human Rights’ Work
Ben Norton
Ukrainian nationalists have marched through Kiev to honour the World War Two anti-Soviet leader Stepan Bandera.

At the rally far-right leader Oleh Tyahnybok, who heads the Svoboda party, urged the authorities to return "Hero of Ukraine" status to Bandera.

Many Russians revile Bandera, born on 1 January 1909. President Vladimir Putin has called him "Hitler's accomplice".

Russia says it supports separatists in eastern Ukraine because of a neo-Nazi threat to ethnic Russians....

Stepan Bandera (Wikipedia) 

Ukraine nationalists march in Kiev to honour Bandera (2 January 2015)

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