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Nationalistic Fairy Tales Of Non-Ukrainian President Of Ukraine

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Nationalistic Fairy Tales Of Non-Ukrainian President Of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelensky. IMAGE: Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko

The current state of the Ukrainian state has been the laughingstock of the entire Europe and the tragedy for people living in this territory. Recently, the Kiev government has released a new batch of nationalistic fairy tales.

During an August 24 speech, President Volodymyr Zelensky gat a chance shine a light into the ‘historic truth’ and the role of the modern Ukraine in the world history.

“Thanks to you, we are celebrating the 28th anniversary of Independence Day today.

Although it is not quite correct to say that Ukraine is 28. After all, we have done a lot by the 91st year. Baptism of Kyivan Rus’ took place, Ivan Fedorov published the Apostle in Lviv, the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy was founded, the Cossacks led by Bohdan Khmelnytsky and Ivan Sirko conquered the Dunkirk fortress, the Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk was born. Ukraine was one of the founders of the UN, and Serhiy Koroliov made a significant contribution to the conquest of space by humanity. These are just a few of the highlights of the vibrant history of our centuries-old and at the same time young country,” Zelensky stated.

He further claimed that Ukraine’s ‘struggle for indepence’ was active “in times of the Soviet Union”.

“Because, as Levko Lukyanenko said, the desire for independence is embedded in our [Ukrainian] genetic code,” the Ukrainian President noted.

Zelensky’s speech was surprising. It is interesting to note how the nationalistic propaganda hysteria employs mutually exclusive claims.

According to Zelensky, the modern Ukraine, the entity that had never existed as an independent state until 1991, is somehow related to the baptism of Kievan Rus. It should be noted that separatist entities temporarily appeared in territory of the modern Ukraine during the Russian civil war (1917-1922) couldn’t be considered as ‘states’. Nonetheless, this does not prevent Zelensky from claiming that there are some mysterious links between the modern Ukrainian state and the baptism of Kievan Rus.

Another historical anecdote is the participations of ‘Ukrainians’ in the seizure of the Dunkirk fortress (XVII century). This fairy tale has never been confirmed by the historical science. Nonetheless, the official Ukrainian propaganda continues to employs this myth as a part of the campaign to create and promote the mythical history of ‘Great Ancient Ukraine’. Furthermore, Zelensky used in his speech own invention by claiming that Bohdan Khmelnytsky (Hetman of the Zaporozhian Host) participated in this mysterious event.

‘The Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk’ (1710) is just another myth created by the Ukrainian propaganda to claim that the modern Ukraine had some ‘democratic roots’ and a kind of state before 1991. However, this ‘constitution’ was not a really ‘constitutional document’. It was a deal between then-Hetman of pro-Mazepa forces Orlik and his colonels (including forces led by them). The original name of the document in clearly states about this.

Another interesting fact is the context of the document creation. After the Battle of Poltava, when Charles XII of Sweden’s army and forces of Hetman Ivan Mazepa (that betrayed the Russian Empire) were defeated by Peter I of Russia, Pylyp Orlyk remained with Mazepa. Orlyk and Mazepa fled towards Bessarabia in the Ottoman Empire. This is where the so-called ‘consitution’ was written.

A part of Zelensky’s speech on the creation of the UN openly condradicts the official Ukrainian nationalistic propaganda. The Soviet Union was one of the founders of the United Nations. Three Soviet republics – the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic – became UN members representing the USSR in the organization. Since 2004 (the first Maidan coup) and especially 2014 (the second Maidan coup), Ukrainian leaders have repeatedly claimed that the modern Ukraine has no historical and ideological links with the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.

The nonsense of this kind is Zelenky’s attempt to link great Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer Sergei Korolev with the modern Ukraine. Claims in these fields are based on the fact that Korolev was born in Zhytomyr, the capital of Volhynian Governorate of the Russian Empire. This territory is now located in Ukraine thanks to the policies and decisions of the Soviet leadership. The scientific work of Korolev has never been linked with Ukrainian territory. Korolev was not Ukrainian and did not consider himself being Ukrainian.

The most insane claim is the quotation of some Ukrainian nationalist Levko Lukyanenko that claimed that “the desire for independence is embedded in our [Ukrainian] genetic code”. Zelensky appeals to questions of the genetic. So, it would be interesting to know what kind of ‘genetic links’ to the Ukrainian nation does the ethnically Jewish president have?

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  • EveryoneIsBiased

    SF, i do not doubt the claims you make here, but for us mostly non Russian or Ukraine readers, please take your time to go more into detail.
    All the names etc and historic facts you cite say not much too us. So maybe you could in future make a more extensive article that explains this further, if possible with links to further information.

    Thanks in advance, greatly appricieated!

    • Dawn

      If he starts to refute all the retarded nonsense that is going on in Ukrajine on daily bases – he would do nothing else, it would be full time job..

      • Icarus Tanović

        Seem like many Ukrainians are pretty dumb, and these new facists and nationalists are even dumber.

  • Pave Way IV

    …and, don’t forget: the Ukrainians invented teeth.

    • Mikronos

      Which? The kind they “beak” during their “massive offensives” in the Donbass?

  • Ludvig Hoffman

    We Swedes would prefer to write the name of our great (and stupid) warrior king as Karl or perhaps Carolus, not Charles.

    Perhaps not a big deal, but you will feel our Viking anger if you should write about our ancient king Valdemar as Vladimir…

  • Garga

    Now all they need to do is just to repeat them 24/7, make a museum in every corner and make it illegal to question these claims…

    Success! “Historical facts” are born! Now they can blackmail others to pay them “reparations”.

  • Bruno

    This is Putin propaganda. I Will never visit this site again.

    • zman

      Later.

    • Albert Pike

      Come on – the Kievan Rus where always an event which mande clear that Russia and Ukraine hat common historic viking routes. To bent this into an separatist soley Ukrainian event is ridiculous…

    • skinnerreturns

      Is that a promise?

      Thank duck for that.

    • Maelstrom_19

      Пока-пока!

  • AM Hants

    I knew the President, was meant to be a comedian, but, how I failed to find any humour in his former role; well till I read his words, above.

    Stalin was Georgian, who led the Soviet Union and was over in Yalta, Crimea, Russia, together with Churchill and Roosevelt, when they laid the foundation for Rockerfellers United Nations, based on self determination. So surely, if Ukraine, which has a selective memory, where the Soviet Union is involved, takes credit for being part of the Soviet Union team, that was involved in creating the United Nations, then surely they would fully understand the United Nations Charter, which was based on self determination. Would they not? The right of self determination, that the citizens of Crimea took up, when they, just like the US (back on 4 July 1776), and the UK,, when holding referendums such as BREXIT, Scottish Referendum and even the Falkland Isles Referendum using exactly that argument. Not forgetting how self determination was used, with regards the outcome of WW! and how they split up the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires. Even NATO used self determination, in order to justify the invasion of Kosovo.

    Does anybody remember Yats, and his version of the history of the 20th Century, with Disney as his adviser?

    Fairy Tales, back in the olden days, were tales of caution and very dark and disturbing. Prior, to before them finding a place in the children’s market. I guess the Comedian, mentored by Soros (isn’t he working hard on kick starting trouble, with his ‘Open Society’ over in Albania?) and Kolomoisky, wishes to return to the times when Fairy Tales, were seriously dark and disturbing. I wonder how Disney, would portray the Kiev Nazis and the various Ukraine massacres, from 2014 to present?

    • Ralph London

      AM: There are very strong parallels between the Declaration of Independence of the former 13 colonies in America and the declaration of the 2 Donbass republics regarding their independence.

      • AM Hants

        Thanks Ralph. Interesting, how they misinterpret international law, to suit their own needs, whilst denying the same rights to others.

  • Niko Belić

    Already seen, especially in the former YU, an attempt to make a new identity on historical forgeries.

  • Mikronos

    How can he be wrong? Ukraine is the greatest reenactment country in Europe, after Germany. Everything from Neanderthals to Smurfs are re-enacted as celebrated ‘eras’ in EUkrainian history. Their ‘irishmen of Voivodna’ are simply ‘fun’ and the K-lager stabwache are ‘to die for’.

  • TomWonacott

    “……..Zelensky appeals to questions of the genetic. So, it would be interesting to know what kind of ‘genetic links’ to the Ukrainian nation does the ethnically Jewish president have?…….”

    According to a survey in 2001 – “Ethnic groups: Ukrainian 77.8%, Russian 17.3%, Belarusian 0.6%, Moldovan 0.5%, Crimean Tatar 0.5%, Bulgarian 0.4%, Hungarian 0.3%, Romanian 0.3%, Polish 0.3%, Jewish 0.2%, other 1.8% (2001 est.)”.

    There is no reason that a Jewish President should be singled out for dual loyalty. Why not Polish Ukrainians, or Crimean Tatars? Ukrainians have been fighting for independence at least since WWI. Russian propagandists love to point out Stepan Bandera as a Nazi yet he was fighting for Ukrainian independence – as did other Ukrainians coming on the heels of the attempted genocide of ethnic Ukrainians by Stalin during the Holodomor in 1933.

    Ukrainians have sought independence just like the Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians when 2,000,000 joined hands in 1989 to protest their loss of independence in 1940 to an ambitious Stalin. The independence movement came to a head after the collapse of the Soviet Union when 15 countries – including Ukraine – declared independence. Even a majority of Crimeans voted for Ukrainian independence in 1991.

    The election of a Jewish President by a margin of 75% to 25% completely disproved the myth promoted by pro-Russian propagandists that Ukraine is run by white nationalist neo-Nazis. In addition, the free and fair election was an embarrassment to the Russian government in lieu of the protests in Moscow to allow opposition candidates on the ballot for the coming Moscow elections. As the Russian government becomes more authoritarian under Putin, it’s easy to understand the resentment in the alternate pro-Russian media.

    • skinnerreturns

      Where were all these “independent states” pre WW1?

      Did the world just begin in 1940, for nazis?

      • TomWonacott

        The answer is fairly simple. They were no doubt a part of the Russian Empire, but that is an additional reason for their independence. The Russian empire under the Tsar collapsed after WWI which led to the Bolshevik Revolution. Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania gained their independence only to lose it once again to the USSR in 1940.

        • skinnerreturns

          So they got independence, and immediately installed pro Nazi governments.

          Why should any nation have independence, when it uses it to carry out abhorrent racial and ethnic cleansing?

          These nations today, deny citizenship to those citizens, who do not support the right of the Baltic states to celebrate SS divisions, and deny the Holocaust.

          • TomWonacott

            Will Russian-bots ever stop with the neo-nazi comments? The Baltics and Ukraine do have their share of far right white nationalist – as does Russia. However Ukraine just elected a Jewish President!

            Any Eastern European country that does not tow the Russian line automatically must be run by neo-nazis. What BS! Stop with it please.

          • skinnerreturns

            Latvia, Estonia and Ukraine are Nazi states, they have parades commemorating their Nazi past today.
            Will p ricks like yourself stop calling people Russian bots, just because they don’t listen to your Nazi propaganda?

          • Igor Z

            Just as many nazis in Moscow and they have parades as well.

          • skinnerreturns

            The Russian state doesn’t pay pensions to Nazis.

  • AM Hants

    How are things going, over in Ukraine?

    A Miracle: The OSCE in Donbass Suddenly Regained Its Vision… https://www.stalkerzone.org/a-miracle-the-osce-in-donbass-suddenly-regained-its-vision/

    Zelensky’s Team Forced Local State Employees to Attend the “Independence Day” Celebration in Kiev… https://www.stalkerzone.org/zelenskys-team-forced-local-state-employees-to-attend-the-independence-day-celebration-in-kiev/

    • Ralph London

      The smm is still useless.