Written by Piero Messina
Why is Russian President Putin talking about “denazifying” Ukraine? It is necessary to reconstruct the last ten years of the history of that country to understand how politics, shows and military formations of Kiev have been assembled, step by step, towards a unique project, a project that feeds on Nazi fanaticism. It is a true story, which even the Western media have told in the past but today they brand it as fake news. Oligarchs, showmen and military leaders have brought the Ukrainian people under a government that is openly inspired by National Socialist dogma.
First of all, a step back in history: during the Second World War the Nazis and the Ukrainian Nazi gangs of Stepan Bandera killed 1.6 million Jews. Today Stepan Bandera is celebrated in Ukraine as a national hero. The Nazi-inspired military formations are part of the Ukrainian National Army and their pennants often depict the face of Stepan Bandera. As the Wiesental center noted, from the end of the Second World War to the present day, not one of the Ukrainian Nazi war criminals has ever been prosecuted.
2011, Burisma Group
Since 2011, the match between Kiev and Washington has been played on oil, gas and dollars. Burisma Group, a Ukrainian energy company, keeps a low profile. Burisma is an oil and gas company that has been operating on the Ukrainian market since 2002. The head office is located in Limassol, Cyprus. The company holds 20 licenses for hydrocarbon production in all major Ukrainian oil and gas basins. This company was founded by Mykola Zlochevsky who sold Burisma to Igor Kolomoisky’s Privatbank group in 2011. In April 2014, Hunter Biden, son of the current US president, joins the Burisma board of directors. Biden Jr, who doesn’t speak a single word of Ukrainian and has no idea about the oil business, is guaranteed a salary of $ 50,000 a month. As of April 2014, Burisma’s board of directors was made up of at least 6 members: 2 Ukrainians and 3 Americans 1 Polish. Anzelika Pasenidou and Riginos Kharalambus directly represented Kolomoisky. The others were David Apter, Devon Archer and Hunter Biden, the youngest son of then US Vice President Joe Biden. Hunter Biden joined the Burisma board in April 2014. Peter Flaherty, president of the National Legal and Policy Center, (NLPC) a US government oversight group said, “Even though there was no conspiracy or coordination between the two, Hunter Biden was clearly in Kolomoisky’s network ”. Ukraine’s Attorney General Viktor Shokin will open an investigation into Burisma’s accounts and salaries paid to the board of directors. At an event at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York in 2018, Biden seemed to boast about it, saying that during a visit to Kyiv – likely in December 2015 – he told Ukrainian officials: “We’re leaving in six hours . If the prosecutor’s not fired, you’re not getting the money. ” “Well, son of a bitch,” Biden continued. “He got fired.” Shokin was indeed fired, but not until March that year.
Another council member becomes Aleksander Kwasniewski, former president of Poland. Under his presidency, Poland first joined NATO in 1999 and then joined the European Union (EU) in 2004. Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski acknowledged in 2014 that his country left the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA ) of the United States operated a secret prison on its territory after 9/11. The European Court of Human Rights ruled in July 2014 that Poland had allowed the CIA to torture al-Qaeda suspects in a secret detention center in 2002 and 2003, when Kwasniewski was president.
Coup d’etat in Kiev. The change of regime is caused by the clashes in Euromaidan square. Nazi-inspired paramilitary formations also participate in the combat. Among these there is also the Azov battalion: after the change of government it will be integrated into the Ukrainian army.
Regime change in Kiev is favored by interference in Ukrainian internal affairs in Washington, Warsaw, Berlin, Paris and London. The Russian-European border has once again become a line of friction that highlights rival sides on the verge of entering a collision course. Albania, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, the Baltic States have already joined NATO. Russia is surrounded.
In early March 2014, US President Barack Obama issued an executive order stating that anyone who challenged the legitimacy of the new Ukrainian government was subject to US sanctions, including US citizens.
The US approves the “Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014” which authorizes the President to provide direct military assistance to Ukraine worth $ 100 million, including anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons and small arms, based on a needs assessment and the capabilities of the Ukrainian armed forces. It also encourages intelligence sharing with Ukraine. The law provides for the recognition of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova as “Major Non-NATO Allies”, effectively equating them to Alliance members.
The role of George Soros
In May 2014, three months after the Kiev coup, George Soros revealed to CNN reporter Fareed Zakaria that he was responsible for setting up a foundation in Ukraine that contributed to the coup against President Viktor Ianukovitch and the establishment of a US-backed junta:
“I created a foundation in Ukraine before the country became independent from Russia. This foundation has continued to operate and has played an important role in recent events, ”Soros explained.
The role of the Azov Battalion
The unit was formally founded by Andriy Biletsky in May 2014. But Biletsky acts in a context of continuity having been the leader of both the Patriot of Ukraine (founded in 2005) and the SNA (founded in 2008). The SNA is known for carrying out armed attacks, murders, violence and terrorist acts. In 2010, Biletsky claimed that Ukraine’s national purpose was “to lead the white races of the world in a final crusade … against Semitic-led Untermenschen [the lesser races].” The Azov Battalion is the only neo-Nazi-inspired military unit framed in a regular army in the world.
It was privately funded, together with the far-right Pravy Sector party, by Igor Kolomoisky (credited with triple citizenship with Ukrainian, Cypriot and Israeli passport), a billionaire energy magnate and then governor of the Dnipropetrovska region. Igor Kolomoisky was the owner of one of the largest Ukrainian financial institutions – PrivatBank. Kolomoisky financed the killing of every Russian-speaking pro-independence fighter in Donbas with $ 10,000 in bounty (Kolomoisky was governor of a district) and was subsequently pursued by a war crimes arrest warrant issued by the Russian authorities. Kolomoisky was only one of the main financiers of the neo-Nazi Azov battalion and the Ukrainian neo-Nazi party Pravyj Sektor but he would also have financed the neo-Nazi volunteer battalions Aidar, Donbas, Dnepr 1, Dnepr 2 and Carpantian Sich
Begins his activity in Ukraine. On March 3 Brigadier General Joel Harding, a thirty-year career behind him in the American secret services, just a few days ago was appointed director of the NATO NSE Strategy Center for Ukraine. Harding wrote the white paper on which the US military’s cyber defense doctrine is based, pioneered the field of cyber warfare, developed NSA means and methods. Its task is the management of the IIO (Inform and Influence Operations) which consist in developing communication activities capable of making “the public think and act in a way that is favorable to the objectives of the mission”. This is done through the application of perception management techniques that target the emotions, motivations and reasoning of the public. A schedule that could explain Zelensky’s journey from TV star who plays “The good president” to “effective president”
The Azov unit is formed as a military group of volunteers by the ultra-nationalist Patriot of Ukraine gang and the neo-Nazi group of the National Social Assembly (SNA). Both groups engaged in xenophobic and neo-Nazi ideals and physically assaulted migrants, the Roma community and people who opposed their political views.
The Azov Battalion is officially integrated into the National Guard of Ukraine. It is the only openly neo-Nazi military unit framed in a regular army in the world. The main financier of Azov Battalion is Igor Kolomoisky.
The United Nations General Assembly approves a motion presented by Russia condemning the attempts to glorify Nazi ideology and the consequent denial of war crimes committed by Nazi Germany, including the Holocaust. Only three votes against: United States, Ukraine and Canada. Europe abstains. The resolution also noted and condemned the increase in racist attacks around the world and proposed universally applying the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, adopted at the UN in 1969 but never actually applied by the signatory states. The votes registered 115 votes in favor, 3 against and 55 abstentions. The United States, Canada and Ukraine opposed this resolution, while abstentions came mainly from EU countries (including Italy) and some North African countries.
The Ukrainian parliament renounces Ukraine’s non-aligned country status by stating that the previous non-aligned status “has proved ineffective in ensuring Ukraine’s security” and has decided to deepen Ukrainian cooperation with NATO “in order to achieve the criteria required for membership in the alliance “.
Dmytro Yarosh, then leader of the neo-Nazi “right sector” party, was appointed military adviser to Colonel General Viktor Muzhenko, then Ukrainian chief of staff. Yarosh is the commander of the paramilitary branch of the Right Sector, the Ukrainian Voluntary Army, which has never come under government control.
In Yavoriv, Ukraine, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt are present at the start of combined training between American soldiers and Ukrainian National Guard troops. Numerous military exercises between NATO members and Ukraine were planned in 2015. Among these were Operation Fearless Guardian (2,200 participants in total, including 1,000 US troops). The training center is the Yavoriv Training Center, near Lviv, under the responsibility of the 7th Army Training Command of the United States, based in Grafenwoehr, Germany. The goal is to transform Ukrainian ground forces from Soviet doctrine to Western doctrine in order to meet NATO standards. The forces for this initiative are usually deployed by the United States Army National Guard. Initially, support was provided by the 173rd Airborne Brigade, as it was based in the European Theater. Upon completion of the first rotation, the 173rd Airborne was replaced by elements from the California National Guard and 3rd Infantry Division.
Personnel and equipment from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrive in Yavoriv, in the Lviv oblast, on the border with Poland, to launch the “Fearless Guardian” operation. The Fearless Guardian is reported to have trained the fledgling Ukrainian National Guard (INCLUDING THE AZOV BATTLE) under the Congress-approved “Global Contingency Security Fund”. Under the program, the United States was to train three battalions of Ukrainian troops over a six-month period between April and October 2015. Colonel Nick Ducich, commander of the 79th Combat Squad of the California National Guard Infantry Brigade, agreed. is deployed in Ukraine with 54 instructors to train Ukrainian ground forces. Ducich headed the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, (JMTG-U), in Yavoriv for 14 months. The California National Guard, troops from 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment and 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division of Fort Stewart, Georgia, and multinational partners also participated in the training operations. of Canada, Lithuania, Poland and Great Britain.
Since the outbreak of fighting in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the United States has committed $ 266 million in training and equipment to help Ukrainian forces secure the border and operate more effectively. NATO sources reported in 2021 that US-led JMTG-U troops had trained over 20,000 troops for Army Force Ukraine so far.
In 2015, the 1 + 1 TV channel began broadcasting “Sluha Narodu”, “Servant of the People”, the TV serial with which Zelensky began the rise to power that will make him, as an actor, president. The owner of the television network is Igor Kolomoisky. The San Tommaso srl real estate is based in Cantù in Italy, whose total shares have been held since 2015 by the Cypriot company Aldorante Limited, owned by Zelensky. Sole director of the real estate whose only assets, as revealed by the Ukrainian investigative journalism organization Slidstvo, appear to be a luxurious 15-room villa in Forte dei Marmi. The administrator is the 44-year-old Ukrainian Ivan Bakanov, friend, partner and future coordinator (2019) of Zelensky’s electoral campaign who, after taking office, will appoint him head of the state security services.
In October 2016, Andriy Biletsky (Azov Battalion) founded the far-right National Corps party, whose main base is Azov veterans. Throughout the year at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center, on a rotating basis, units of the US National Guard continued the training of the Ukrainian military in order to adapt the Kiev troops to NATO compatibility.
The training of the Ukrainian military continues in order to adapt the Kiev troops to NATO compatibility in Ukraine. The 45th Combat Team of the Oklahoma National Guard Infantry Brigade replaced the 79th Combat Team of the California National Guard Infantry Brigade at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center.
After specific training at Fort Bliss, Texas, the unit, consisting mainly of soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry based in Niagara Falls, arrived in Ukraine to take over from the 200 departing members of the 45th Guard. Oklahoma Army National Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
Since November 2017, soldiers from the Syracuse-based 27th Brigade have been serving in Ukraine to help train and mentor Ukrainian army units. The New York soldiers are part of the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine, known as JMTG-U.
In January 2018, Azov launched its road patrol unit called National Druzhyna, a kind of neo-Nazi military police, to “restore” order in the capital, Kiev. Instead, the unit carried out pogroms against the Roma community and attacked members of the LGBTQ community, anti-fascist militants and human rights activists. Ukraine is the only nation in the world to have a neo-Nazi background in its military and police forces.
The Centuria Group is born
Centuria is an organization made up of cadets and alumni of the Academy that describes itself as an elitist “military order” and has expressed the goal of reshaping the Ukrainian army along far-right ideological lines. Academy cadets and graduate officers who are part of this organization add the white supremacist symbols Sonnenkreuz (Celtic Cross) and Wolfsangel (or Doppelhaken) to their insignia. The Wolfsangel, in addition to being the symbol of the Azov Battalion, was widely used in Nazi Germany. It was the symbol of various Nazi military organizations and units, including the 2nd SS Panzer Division “Das Reich”, the 4th Panzergrenadier Division of the SS Police, the 34th SS Volunteer Grenadiers Division “Landstorm Nederland”, the Nazi guerrilla movement “Werewolf ”, as well as a number of Wehrmacht units and the Wehrmacht’s“ People’s Charity ”. The display of these symbols has the function of creating a patriotic aristocratic scale among the officers. The slogan of the Centuria organization is “Virtus et Honestas”.
March 2018, Zelensky from TV to politics
The political party “Servant of the People” is born, a name “copied-pasted” from the name of Zelensky’s show on Kolomoisky’s TV. Throughout the year at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center, on a rotating basis, units of the US National Guard continued the training of the Ukrainian military in order to adapt the Kiev troops to NATO compatibility.
Soldiers from the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment of the Tennessee Army National Guard at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center were “actively involved” in assisting military training, base renovations, multinational relations and “To raise awareness of the community”.
Zelensky is elected president. After years of exile, first in Israel then in Geneva, to escape the investigation into the bankruptcy of Privabank and money laundering, Zelensky’s victory means for Kolomoisky, owner of the channel that broadcasts the TV series that made Zelensky famous and created his party , the possibility of returning home. Zelensky’s first act on his first day as president of Ukraine was to appoint Andriy Bogdan, a lawyer and close friend of Igor Kolomoisky, as his cabinet chief. That is, he placed him at the head of his presidential administration. (In office until 11 February 2020). The second act is the appointment of Ivan Bakanov, a friend and partner in the administration of his offshore companies, as head of the security services. They are his people of absolute trust.
Zelensky and Kolomoisky again
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky meets billionaire oligarch and former business partner Ihor Kolomoisky. Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, Chief of Cabinet Andriy Bohdan (Kolomoisky’s lawyer) and Energy Minister Oleksiy Orzhel at the formal meeting table.
A march was organized by the far right in central Kiev to honor the Nazi military unit that harks back to the acclaimed national hero war criminal SS Bandera. The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky condemned it via his official website, without however taking any concrete measures within the armed forces.
December 2021 Ukraine and NATO
Between 20 and 30 December 2021, NATO’s Combined Resolve XVI international military maneuvers took place in Germany in Hohenfels, Bavaria. Thousands of NATO troops participated but also troops, which should not have been there: those of Ukraine which, of NATO, are not and should not be part of. Purpose of the exercise? “To test the capabilities of the United States and its allied forces, including Ukraine, on their ability to work in a joint and multinational environment against adversaries.”
This was the most advanced training phase following years of activity of NATO’s Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine. On the pitch men and vehicles from the United States, Italy, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Serbia, Lithuania, Greece, Bulgaria and Poland. How to be surprised by the Russian reaction? “10 days to recreate the battlefield without any break,” said 1st Sergeant Patrick Flanagan, senior observer at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center.
“From start to finish you are completely immersed in this operational environment.”
The exercise was handled by the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, the only US Army combat training center located outside the United States. A center that provides mobile training capability to the European military and Ukraine and trains leaders, personnel and units up to the level of Brigade Combat Teams, the multinational partners, to dominate in the conduct of Ground Operations anywhere in the world, now and in the future. ”
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