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JUNE 2023

‘Beacon Of Democracy’ Kiev Regime’s Practice Of Kidnapping People Spirals Out Of Control

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'Beacon Of Democracy' Kiev Regime's Practice Of Kidnapping People Spirals Out Of Control

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The crimes we know of so far should be more than enough to strip the Kiev regime of any legitimacy.

Written by Drago Bosnic, independent geopolitical and military analyst

Ever since the Obama administration orchestrated the 2014 Euromaidan color revolution (US/NATO’s weapon of choice when hijacking entire nations), the mainstream media have been feeding the political West’s populace the narrative of Ukraine being the “freedom and democracy lighthouse in the dictatorial post-Soviet darkness”. However, after the start of Russia’s special military operation more than three months ago, this narrative went into orbit. Still, in order to proclaim a country “the beacon of freedom and democracy”, let alone claim the said country could “teach Americans and the world a thing or two about democracy”, certain standards should be met.

One of the first postulates of freedom and democracy should be the freedom of thought, speech and expression. This includes both mass media and individuals. However, one problem with this is that not even the West respects these basic principles, as most alternative sources of information there have been suppressed. Thus, in practice, Ukraine does follow the political West’s definition of “freedom and democracy”. Worse yet, Ukraine goes even further in implementing it. And it does so by physically removing any individual with “dissenting” views and opinions. All one needs to do is disagree with any of the Kiev regime’s decisions, policies or laws and they’re immediately removed. As in, quite literally taken, or more precisely, kidnapped by the regime, in particular its SBU enforcers, in a manner echoing the “best” CIA and NSA practices.

In recent months, these practices have escalated out of control. On June 3 the Donetsk People’s Republic Ombudsman Daria Morozova stated that Donetsk People’s Republic services have provided information on mass abductions of people by the special services of Ukraine, primarily the infamous SBU. Ukrainian services carry out illegal mass arrests on ideological grounds. Most disturbingly, this also includes the kidnapping of minors.

“With the start of the special operation, ideologically motivated kidnappings not only resumed, but also acquired a massive character,” Morozova commented on the situation in Ukraine. “I received reports of mass abductions, including of minors. At present, I have received a certain number of applications from relatives of those abducted on the territory of Ukraine,” the official stressed.

Morozova described the illegal detention of citizens as “methods of the US and UK.” The abducted are kept in special prisons and are subjected to “illegal methods of interrogation” or more precisely, torture. The ombudsman cited statistics from the Office of the UN High Commissioner – from April 2014 to April 2022, up to 4,000 people were arbitrarily detained by Ukrainian services in connection with the situation in Donbass, with approximately 60% of arrests made without legal grounds.

In Kharkov, Ukrainian security services kidnapped the daughter of Vladimir Demchenko, an officer of the DPR People’s Militia. He spoke about this at a briefing on June 3 in Donetsk. The Special Operations Forces (SOF) of Ukraine have already contacted the military and tried to force him to cooperate with them.

“I received a message via Telegram: ‘Dad, they took me because of you, tomorrow at 11:00 they will get in touch.’ They told me that they represent the special operations forces and added ‘you will talk to us or it will be different from what you want.’ The conversation we had lasted about 21 minutes, during which they tried to persuade me to cooperate,” Demchenko stated.

Another instance of the Kiev regime’s view on “freedom and democracy” is the fate of Elena Berezhnaya, the founder and director of the Institute for Legal Policy and Social Protection. For nearly three months, she has been in the dungeons of the SBU. Berezhnaya, one of the most prominent human rights activists in Ukraine was arrested by the SBU on March 16 in her Kiev apartment and thrown into the Lukyanovka pre-trial detention center. As of this writing, there has been no contact with her, and nothing is known about her condition. Berezhnaya has been reporting on the state of human rights in Ukraine since 2014. She provided irrefutable evidence of the atrocities committed by numerous Neo-Nazi groups and their connections with the Kiev regime, including crimes against civilians and violations of the rights of Russian-speaking citizens.

Berezhnaya is well known for her report to the German Bundestag, in which serious Kiev regime violations of the European Convention on Human Rights were documented in detail. OSCE also received her reports on justice in Ukraine and the disastrous consequences of reforms and discriminatory laws passed by the Kiev regime. Despite regular and close cooperation with international organizations, they completely ignored the kidnapping and arrest of the Ukrainian human rights activist and did not even try to arrange her release. The SBU accused Berezhnaya of “treason” – a very serious charge used as an excuse for arresting any dissident with supposedly “pro-Russian views.”

Days prior to Berezhnaya’s arrest, on March 10, a well-known Ukrainian poet and publicist Yan Taksyur was detained by the SBU and thrown into a Kiev pre-trial detention center without the right to protection, treatment or any information about his condition. Taksyur also has cancer, making his arrest all the more troubling. The 70-year-old poet is a Soviet and Ukrainian satirist known for ridiculing and criticizing the parasitism and crookedness of Ukrainian elites. The SBU “found signs of treason” in his works, namely in his articles titled “Fascism will not pass or the Banner of Victory in the darkness of Enslavement” and “Classics in Ukraine or return the Russian book to Kiev!”

The Kiev regime’s repressive state apparatus conducts particularly harsh reprisals against the leaders of the Ukrainian left. The founder of the Ukrainian Union of Left Forces, publicist and political scientist Vasily Volga was also detained back in March. During his arrest, Volga was wounded and then tortured during interrogation. He was also denied medical care. The Kononovich brothers from Kiev were also arrested and subjected to severe torture. Mikhail and Alexander Kononovich were the leaders of the Ukrainian Komsomol and their “crime” was the condemnation of the Kiev regime’s attempted ethnic cleansing and armed aggression in Donbass. As of this writing, no information about their fate is available. Neither relatives nor lawyers have been able to contact them.

Orthodox journalist Dmitry Skvortsov, writer-historian Alexander Karevin, TV presenter and political scientist Dmitry Dzhangirov, political scientist Yury Dudkin, leader of the “Faithful Cossacks” Leonid Maslov and hundreds of others have also been subjected to searches, threats and detention in Kiev. The SBU freely conducts government-approved mass terror, while nothing is known about many of those arrested. Arrests are being carried out in all cities controlled by the Kiev regime.

A prominent Odessa-based journalist Yuri Tkachev was also arrested. During a search, SBU supposedly “found” explosives Tkachev apparently left in plain sight in his Odessa apartment. Also in Odessa, SBU kidnapped the daughter of Mikhail Vyacheslavov, a man killed in the 2014 House of Trade Unions fire. Elena was accused of attending rallies, where Odessans paid tribute to the memory of people which Neo-Nazis burned alive in the House of Trade Unions on May 2, 2014.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of how the Kiev regime sees “freedom and democracy”. Suppression of free speech, freedom of thought and expression might pale in comparison to the horrendous war crimes the Western-backed Neo-Nazi regime is committing in Donbass, however, the sheer hypocrisy of portraying the Kiev regime as a “beacon of freedom and democracy” makes the political West complicit in all of the crimes committed against not just the people of Donbass, but the people of Ukraine itself as well. The crimes we know of so far (which, in reality, might be orders of magnitude worse) should be more than enough to strip the Kiev regime of any legitimacy. That is, if there’s any legitimacy left.


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SM Sparviero

This must be shared in western media, too. Let the world to know how fascists really are those ukranians in Kiev.


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flush goes the nation

Only ones in western media who will broadcast it are OAN, Real America news or rebel news. Fox and Newsmax going biden,


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hookah gotta hook


When the free people of the world have taken back the controlled media, then the whole world will know the sickness that’s been going on in Ukraine. But in the meantime learn to pray! find who you are in Christ! How many people have to die for God to get our attention?

Baby Gerald

If you do a search on YT, you will find western journalists covering these ‘arrests’… positively and without any hint of irony. Reuters, AP, CNN have all run vids of these Gestapo agents arresting old men and women for ‘collaboration’ or ‘treason’ or some other concocted reason.

Here’s the one from CNN:


Disgusting to see this fascism promoted as ‘democracy and freedom’.

Red Admiral

Well it seems the Ukranazi Regime have managed to learn one thing from their Yanki Nato Masters. That is how to pick out civilians who have their own opinions. Label them as traitors , Kidnap them, Torture them, Murder them and Deny all knowledge of them. However, their time as Henchmen is drawing to a close. I will take a guess here and say that former Oblasts of Ukraine will set-up Simon Wiesenthal type Centres where these Nazi Thugs will be tracked down and if necessary themselves kidnapped and brought back to Donbass for Trial. Yes you despicable Nazi Monsters your trial date is already etched in the minds of us all. We await patiently your painful demise.


Cuando el infierno se congele

Stephan Williams

“will set up Simon Wiesenthal type Centres”…

Are we talking about the same “Simon Wiesenthal”?

The one I’m familiar with was a serial lying, white-hating bigot who should have been beaten to death with hammers instead of being feted by our corrupt media and their horrid owners.

Red Admiral

Unfortunately Yes. There is nor has been any other “type” track and trace system for war criminals. I did consider using a different “type” of established term. The only other terms that have come into being is the South African, “Truth and Reconciliation Commission or the Northern Ireland Peace and Reconciliation Forum both of which were designed to absolve War criminals of the atrocities they committed. Of course it has only now dawned on me, “Nuremberg 2.0”, was the term I couldn’t think of.


“ukraine” should never have been created. I blame lenin.

No War


Lenin advocated self-determination for Ukraine, and this democratic demand played a crucial role in winning the oppressed Ukrainian workers and peasants to the side of the Bolsheviks, who eventually won the civil war in 1921. In 1922, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic officially became part of the newly formed Soviet Union. However, western Ukraine remained under Polish rule.

Genuine independence from imperialism and development of national culture were possible in Ukraine only during the early years of the Soviet Union. These advances emerged from Lenin and Trotsky’s nationalities policy, which conceded to the nations within the Soviet confederation a comprehensive right to self-determination. The oppression of nationalities, as was common in the tsarist empire, was decisively rejected by the Bolsheviks.

The cultural life and material living standards of the Ukrainian masses underwent a dramatic improvement in the 1920s. The illiteracy rate declined sharply, as educational institutions and universities were established throughout the country. The Ukrainian language and culture were widely promoted, and this greatly stimulated intellectual life. As Leon Trotsky wrote in 1939, thanks to this policy, Soviet Ukraine became extremely attractive to the workers, peasants and revolutionary intelligentsia of western Ukraine, which remained enslaved by Poland.

However, the rise of the Stalinist bureaucracy brought an end to this nationalities policy. Lenin had attacked Stalin because of his centralist and bureaucratic tendencies in relation to the Georgian and Ukrainian questions. But after Lenin’s death, Stalin became increasingly ruthless in his attacks on non-Russian nationalities.

“The bureaucracy strangled and plundered the people within Great Russia, too,” wrote Trotsky in 1939. “But in the Ukraine matters were further complicated by the massacre of national hopes. Nowhere did restrictions, purges, repressions and in general all forms of bureaucratic hooliganism assume such murderous sweep as they did in the Ukraine in the struggle against the powerful, deeply-rooted longings of the Ukrainian masses for greater freedom and independence.” [1]

The Ukrainian peasants were particularly affected by the forced collectivisation of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Approximately 3.3 million people fell victim to this policy.

The devastating consequences of the nationalist policies of the Stalinist bureaucracy strengthened “nationalist underground groups… which were led by fanatical anti-Communists, successors of Petliura’s supporters and forerunners of Bandera’s people,” writes Vadim Rogovin in his book Stalin’s War Communism. [2]

Stalin’s murderous policies of repression played into the hands of Ukrainian nationalists and fascists, who agitated in the western parts of the divided Ukraine and collaborated with Hitler when he invaded the Soviet Union in 1941. Despite the crimes of Stalinism, however, the great majority of Ukrainians fought in the Red Army to defend the Soviet Union.

Stephan Williams

They weren’t Stalin’s “murderous policies of repression”!

They were the “murderous policies of repression” developed in the putrescent brains of the jews he surrounded himself with. (((They))) were responsible for not only developing plans for the extermination of the native Christian population but also with carrying forward with psychotic glee the Satanic policies invented by these insane repulsive monsters hiding under human skin.

Incidentally, it was more likely closer to 14,000,000 Christian Ukrainians who were exterminated by the jewish Bolsheviks – not the ridiculously low figure of 3.3 million cited by No War in his comment.

No War


Five years ago, the Berlin Metropol Verlag published a historical study by Ulrich Herbeck entitled The Bogeyman of the “Jewish Bolshevik”: On the History of Russian anti-Semitism before and during the Russian Revolution [1]. The book addresses the history of anti-Semitism in Russia from the era of the Tsarist empire until the end of the Civil War in 1922.

The study reveals the close historical relationship between anti-Semitism and the reaction against the socialist labour movement in the twentieth century. Largely ignored by the daily and specialised press, Herbeck’s study documents the history of the fascist forces on which the imperialist powers based themselves in their struggle against the Soviet government during the Civil War from 1918 to 1922. These very forces were later to collaborate with the Nazis in World War II. The US and Germany are basing their imperialist onslaught in Ukraine today on their political descendants.


The blame lies with eugeddon and usa neo-liberals,Ukraine was ok untill 2014,lenin did pretty well!


Meh, more unsupportive Russian propaganda, time to actually advance or admit defeat on the battlefield.

John Wallace

Why don’t you go and check Ukrainian live warmaps and see how Russia is advancing everywhere in the Donbas. What say you then when it is the Ukrainian side admitting they are retreating and losing. Would that be Ukrainian propaganda to support Russia. Yeah , go get a brain , it will help.


“the people are TOTALLY fooled” Marilyn Monroe.CCause as her hood friend Einstein who signed his picture to her “with respect,love and admiration” are infinitely stupid


That’s why we have to eradicate that cancer from all the Donbas regions. I am not Rusian, but justice does not have colors nor names. #Denazification in progress..


Do you remember Argentine and the desaparecidos? A pro-Atlantic government’s modus operandi, it’s not surprising, history repeats itself where there is CIA and ameriscum nearby


Whatever the evil and degenerate angloZionaZi empire of shit touches…turns to shit. Ukroppers never had a chance when Fatty Nudelman and Faggy Pyatt handed out their poisoned juice cookies to the Maidan mutts in 2014.

However, the Natostanners needed to be ripped to bits by Mr Bear sooner or later so now that rump Ukroppland is being carved up and landlocked…better late than never as Slumville USSA smoulders and the civil war gets reloaded. That will indeed be one hell of a show.


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