The United States is a well-known friend of the state of Israel and the Israeli leadership. The Trump administration even recognized the Israeli sovereignty over the Syrian Golan Heihts and is clearly aiming to make even more steps in support of Israel. Meanwhile, in another ‘partnter’ of the United States, Ukraine:
A member of the regional council, Bohdan Yatsikovskiy, was filmed singing a song calling for the killing of Jews during a church event in the village of Gnezdichno in the region of Ternopil.
Ukraine state official Bohdan Yatsikovskiy is singing his author song: «Yid is crying: Do not beat me please, and in the garden, in the silent corner, a rope is waiting for him (for Jew)». pic.twitter.com/F2z1ceztmk
— Eduard Dolinsky (@edolinsky) August 22, 2020
After a member of the opposition party “the Opposition Platform — For Life” sent an appeal to Police to investigate Yatsikovskiy for inciting ethnic hatred, the Ternopil deputy called the accusations against him a “provocation”, and the song “folk art”. According to him, it was “a folklore version of the famous Ukrainian song, which is often sung by many Ukrainians in our region.” Therefore, the ‘Ukrainian patriot’ claimed that the instigation of ethnic hatred is supposedly an ordinary behavior for people living in western Ukraine. So, his actions are fine. This sounds pretty questionable. Taking into account that after the 2014 coup, Ukraine has de-facto became a colony of the United States. ‘Ukrainian patriots’ vowing to kill Jews, Russian-speaking people, and other groups that they hate are intentionally ignored in Western mainstream media.
Another interesting fact is that the aforementioned incident took place during a ‘religious event’ in the front of a local church, which was seized by pro-government radicals from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). Now, the church is controlled by the so-called ‘independent’ Orthodox Church of Ukraine. This pseudo-church organization was created with support from then President Petro Poroshenko, the United States State Department and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in December 2018 and got the tomos of autocephaly from Constantinople in January 2019. The seizure of properties belonging to the canonic Ukrainian Orthodox Church was among the key goals of the organization. So, its members together with pro-government radicals immediately started doing this, with mixed results. In the coming years, the ‘independent’ Orthodox Church of Ukraine split and almost collapsed under the pressure of internal contradictions (for money and power), but it still technically exists and churches controlled by it remain regularly appear in the center of various scandals.
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