Svoboda’s Oleh Tyahnybok doing their party salute when re-elected their leader.
John McCain with leader of the Neo-Nazi Svoboda Party (right)
John McCain with leader of the Neo-Nazi Svoboda Party Oleh Tyahnybok. McCain on a “Business Trip” to Kiev (Source Business Insider)
US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland together Neo Nazi Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok (left)
“The far-right in Ukraine are acting as the vanguard of a protest movement that is being reported as pro-democracy.
Reunion of SS and UPA Nazi collaborators and their supporters in 2006 in the Ukraine. Civilisation Ukrainian-Style: Vandalising the Memorials to the Soldiers of the Anti-Hitler Coalition
“Here protesters clash with riot police, one carries a homemade shield painted with a white power symbol and the numbers 14 and 88.
These numbers are common neo-Nazi slogans;with 14 standing for David Lane’s slogan (We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White Children) and 88 as code for HH, or Heil Hitler.”
Patriots burn flags, while white power flags are flown throughout the crowd
Ukrainian Skinheads, The Times, 2006 Rally
Neo-Nazi thugs at the forefront of Ukrainian protests
Activists in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv wearing uniforms of the former Ukrainian Insurgent Army (known as UPA, from its Ukrainian language initials) marched in a large scale event in the city center today.
The Svoboda leader also refers to the Nazi Stephan Bandera in the interview: “You must, as Stephan Bandera once said, “reach every Ukrainian” (see below to understand the significance of this statement).
Svoboda’s Oleh Tyahnybok at a ceremony in 2009, celebrating Stephan Bandera, Nazi ally during the WWII, whose organization massacred Jews and Poles, now rehabilitated in Ukraine as “a patriot” and “national hero”.
People holding UPA (horizontal red and black) and Svoboda (3 yellow fingers on blue) flags march through Kyiv to the honor of the Nazi ally, Bandera.
Svoboda march together with UPA and other nationalists to the memory of Nazi ally, Stepan Bandera, Kyiv 2011.
October 2011, torchlight procession in Kyiv, devoted to birthday of Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists, and also to all OUN-UPA fighters. The march was organised by the ‘Svoboda’ Pan-Ukrainian Association.
Images compiled by Michel Chossudovsky