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UKRAINE, THE CHURCH & THE NAZIS Part 1

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

HOW RUSSIA GOT DRAWN INTO WAR.

THE DE-NAZIFICATION OF THE UKRAINE???



"Truth fears no investigation, on the contrary, it welcomes it".


  • THE ENEMY OF (WEST) UKRAINE IS COMMUNIST RUSSIA

  • THE ENEMY OF PAPAL ROME IS ATHEISTIC COMMUNISM

  • THE ENEMY OF THE NAZIS WAS COMMUNISM


In Ephesians 6:12, the scriptures teach: "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

We are in a SPIRITUAL war, a war between TRUTH & ERROR, a war between GOOD & EVIL, a war against SPIRITUAL wickedness in high places. The latter brings us into the realm of faith. This war is played out with real people, nations, kingdoms and powers, hence fundamentally we are in a religious war.


The Bible speaks of a power which will war against the people of God and in the 'final hours' of this earth, scenes of a similar nature in history will be repeated - the attempted genocide of a religious cohort of people who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus - Revelation 13:15, 14:12


Hence, this webpage was not designed to be Anti-Ukrainian or Pro-Russian but a sincere allowing of the narrative and imagery out there to speak and for you to make up your mind..... in the light of Bible prophecy. Please study the King of the North and Daniel 11 in this website to make sense of this webpage.


The war in the Ukraine is possibly the final push to bring down the King of the South (Atheistic Communism) in Europe. Attention will then be directed, if it hasn't already, to Asia and the subjugation of Communist China and North Korea so that the prophecy of Revelation 13:3,4 can be fulfilled - "...and all the world wondered after the beast" "...and they worshipped the beast..."


We are now living in the latter part of the 40th verse of Daniel chapter 11 when the King of the North shall come at the King of the South like a whirlwind.



THE KING OF THE SOUTH WILL FALL TO THE KING OF THE NORTH


DANIEL 11:40

"And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over."


Other parts of this website have identified:

  • The King of the South as ATHEISM embedded in COMMUNISM.

  • The King of the North is PAPAL ROME

  • Papal Rome's ally is PROTESTANT AMERICA.

  • This coalition will be responsible for bringing down the Communist regimes.

  • It began with President Ronald Reagan & Pope John Paul II in the late 1980s

  • Communism fell in the Pope's native Poland in 1989.

  • The SOLIDARITY UNION movement was instrumental in that fall.

  • Watch the words - 'SOLIDARITY', 'UNIONS' & 'RESILIENCE' - Catholic.

  • The Berlin Wall came down on November 9, 1989

  • The Soviet Union was dissolved on December 25, 1991.


THE MAJOR COMMUNIST POWERS

  • Russia

  • China

  • North Korea

The prophecy of Daniel 11:40 predicts the fall of Atheistic Communism.


Russia, China and North Korea will fall to the Papal forces. Atheism will succumb to the combined forces of professed Christianity - Catholicism in the old world (Europe) and Protestantism in the new (USA).


Daniel 11:40

"And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over."


*KOTN = King of the North - Papal Rome

**KOTS = King of the South - Atheism

  • The KOTS attacks the King of the North in the "the time of the end"

  • This attack commences the period known as the "time of the end"

  • Papal Rome was wounded in 1798 when Atheistic France pushed at her.

  • 1798 marks the start of the prophetic period known as "the time of the end"

  • It is in this time that Papal Rome will take out the King of the South (Atheism).

  • Atheism is embedded in COMMUNISM.

  • Russia, China & North Korea will come to heel in the time of the end.


ECONOMIC AND MILITARY POWER

Note how Papal Rome is to come against Atheism in Daniel 11:40

  • like a whirlwind (fast & destructive way)

  • with chariots and with horsemen

  • with many ships

1. Whirlwind represents speed & destruction - Amos 1:14, Jeremiah 4:13

2. "Chariots & Horsemen" are symbolic in prophecy of MILITARY POWER - Jer 4:13

3. "Ships" represent ECONOMIC POWER - Ps 107:23, Rev 18:17,19, Eze 27:24,25


“They that go down to the sea in ships, that do BUSINESS in great waters.” Ps 107:23

“…And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as TRADE by sea, stood afar off...wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea...” ” Rev 18:17, 19; Eze 27:24, 25.

Whirlwind

  • Atheistic Russiaʼs collapse stunned the world.

  • It was as prophecy had foretold, “like a whirlwind.”

  • Newsweek magazine used the very word of the prophecy.

  • “DAYS OF THE WHIRLWIND.” Newsweek, Dec. 25, 1989.

  • “Nobody believed the collapse of communism would happen this FAST.” Time, Feb. 24, 1992.

  • “Gorbyʼs bow to the Roman legions.” Title in the U.S. News & World Report.


Time magazine labelled the event: “...the 20th centuryʼs most dramatic SPIRITUAL WAR, a conflict in which the seemingly irresistible force of COMMUNISM (Atheism, the King of the South) battered against the immovable object of CHRISTIANITY.” (The King of the North). Time, Dec. 4, 1989. Bracketed comments supplied.


The Sunday Oregonian ran an article entitled, “The Power of a Prophet: Pope John Paul II, with extraordinary insight into the present, has become more influential than any world leader.” The Sunday Oregonian, October 15, 1995.


Subheading: “Bringing down Communism.”: “This is a man with an aura. He shapes history. His words and prayers cut like knives into the heart of Karl Marxʼs GODLESS philosophy. With no army he did what tanks could not, destroy the Evil Empire. Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet leader, said as much when he wrote, ʻEverything that has happened in Eastern Europe in these last few years would have been impossible without the presence of the pope and without the important role that he played on the world stage. The Sunday Oregonian, October 15, 1995.


“...In the spacious ceremonial library of the 16th century Apostolic Palace, the CZAR of WORLD ATHEISM, Mikhail Gorbachev, will visit the Vicar of Christ, Pope John Paul II...The moment will be electric, not only because John Paul helped inflame the fervour for freedom in his Polish homeland that SWEPT like bush fire across Eastern Europe. Beyond that, the meeting of the two men symbolizes the end of the 20th centuryʼs most dramatic SPIRITUAL WAR, a conflict in which the seemingly irresistible force of COMMUNISM battered against the immovable object of CHRISTIANITY.” Time, Dec 4. 1989.


ECONOMIC SANCTIONS & MILITARY POWER ARE THE WEAPONS.

The combined economic power of Europe, Britain and the USA is bigger than China and Russia combined. Similarly with the combined military power of NATO and the USA.


There are 400 US Military bases in the region aimed at China. The mainstream media narrative does not mention these things. Chinese and Russian knees are like those of King Belshazzar's in Daniel 5:6

ALJAZEERA NEWS

“American bases form a giant noose encircling China with missiles, bombers, warships – all the way from Australia through the Pacific to Asia and beyond,” Pilger says.


Pilger: "China is surrounded by 400 US military bases; US naval forces are on the doorstep of China. US missiles are pointed at China from Okinawa and southern Korea."

 


UKRAINE - THE CONTINUATION OF THE UNITED STATES & THE PAPACY'S WAR AGAINST COMMUNISM

The war in the Ukraine is possibly the final push to end Atheistic Communism in Europe. Russia has been drawn in by the USA while Papal Rome remains in the wings. In the meantime, the Ukranians are fighting America's war using American and European Military power and Economic sanctions.


WHAT WAS PRESIDENT PUTIN'S GOAL(S) IN ATTACKING THE UKRAINE?

  • Demilitarisation of the Ukraine

  • De-Nazification of the Ukraine

De-militarisation is understandable but de-nazification is not as obvious. Critics / western media have brushed aside Putin's claims of De-nazification of the Ukraine as a lame excuse for the war, with the view that the term 'Nazi' only referred to Germans and there are no German Nazis in the Ukraine. In addition, it is insisted that the term 'de-nazification' should only apply to what happened post World War 2 when the allies tried to get rid of any Nazi remnants.

  1. What did Mr Putin mean by the phrase "de-nazification of the Ukraine?

  2. What role, if any, does Papal Rome have in Putin's push for war?

While the answer to the second question may not be as obvious, nevertheless the Ukraine Greek Catholic church's connection with Nazism cannot be easily brushed aside.


The Ukraine was a construct of the communist Soviet Union in the 1950s. Historically the territory of the Ukraine was mostly in the hands of Russia . They were known as the Kievan Rus'. It is from the word "Rus" that we get Russia. Their capital was in Kiev. There were times when the territory changed hands among the Polish / Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Habsburgs in Austria.



The Crimea has been Russian for more than 200 years after Catherine the Great conquered the Ottomans in 1774 and annexed it in 1783. It has only been part of the Ukraine since the 1950s. The graphic below shows that the Russian language predominates in Eastern Ukraine and the Crimea whereas the Ukrainian language is more dominant as one moves westward.


One can see that many Russians (up to 12 million) live in the Ukraine and they make up two thirds of the population in the Crimea.


"In his address to the Russian people on Feb. 24, 2022, Putin said the purpose was to “protect people” who had been “subjected to bullying and genocide … for the last eight years. And for this we will strive for the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine.” Analysis: Putin’s claim that war on Ukraine is to target Nazis is absurd. Here’s why. World Feb 28, 2022 10:16 AM EDT by Jeffrey Veidlinger

WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE?

IS THERE A NAZI ELEMENT IN THE UKRAINE?

Does Putin have a point? Is there a strong Nazi element in the Ukraine? "The Times of Israel" reported that Russia summoned the Israeli ambassador to ask "Why are you backing Nazis?"


The Times of Israel February 25, 2022


Again on 26 February "The Times of Israel" reported:



The question Russia was really asking is, why would Ukrainian Jews from Israel volunteer to fight with Nazis against Russia given the terrible experience of the Jews at the hands of the Nazis during WW II ?

The Russians should not have been surprised because in fact Ukrainians volunteered to be part of Adolf Hitler's Galicia Division of the Nazi Waffen SS which fought against Russia in WW II. The difference though is the Ukrainians who volunteered for Hitler's SS division were from WEST Ukraine most of whom were of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic faith.


WEST UKRAINE CATHOLICS AND THE NAZIS

Is there any credibility to the claim that Nazis are actively engaged in Ukraine? The answer is YES! Remember the eastern part of Ukraine is predominantly Russian. The Nazi part of Ukraine is in the WEST where the Ukranian language predominates. This part of Ukraine was also known as Galicia. While Putin's claim for de-nazification is viewed as propaganda or excuse for the invasion of Ukraine nevertheless there is a Neo-Nazi problem in the Ukraine.


There is no denying the fact that millions [up to possibly 5 million] Ukrainians died as a result of the great famine of 1932/33 which was deliberately inflicted by Stalin's Soviet Regime on the Ukrainian people and other parts of the Soviet Union. There have been books written on the subject including Ann Applebaum's "Red Famine". Therefore, one can understand the Ukrainian peoples enmity against Russia.


But like they say, "two wrongs do not make a right". It appears that the Ukrainian diaspora have built monuments in whatever country they moved to, dedicated to and praising the Nazi element of their past whether it be the Ukrainian Waffen Division of the Nazi SS, the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists - B (OUN -B) led by the ultranationalist, Stepan Bandera or The *Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), the OUN - B's military offshoot.


*UPA: The Ukrainian Insurgent Army (Ukrainian: Українська повстанська армія, УПА, romanized: Ukrayins'ka povstans'ka armiia, abbreviated UPA) - Wikipedia


There is a denial both at home and by many Ukrainians living abroad of the Nazi history and the 'Ukrainian Nazis' are regarded in a positive light as Ukrainian freedom fighters and heroes of World War II, coerced by the German Nazis but with the personal intention of freeing the Ukraine from Russian control, however, unrealistic that was, nevertheless a justification for the hero status of the above elements.


And the role of the Church in all this?


 

ORTHODOX PRIEST PROTESTS AGAINST CATHOLIC INVASION


ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY

https://orthochristian.com/116478.html#sdfootnote3sym


 

The word "Uniate(s)" refers to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Uniates are those of the Orthodox faith in union with the Roman Catholic Church. The article was dealing with the attempt by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic church to build a cathedral in Odessa. Note in the interview, the two main reasons for protesting against a Catholic Cathedral in the middle of Odessa:


1. Proselytism.

2. The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in bed with the Nazis in WW II.


[—Father Andrei, what triggered the protest of the Odessa diocese against the construction of a cathedral of the Ukrainian Greek catholic Church in Odessa?


—When the question was raised at a session of the Odessa City Council about the allocation of land for the construction of a Uniate Cathedral, this provoked strong protest from many Orthodox members of the city council.2 The deputies could not understand the need for building a Uniate cathedral, considering that there are practically no representatives of that religious organization in Odessa; more than 90% of the citizens of Odessa belong to the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The answer for all of this is clear – proselytism. A resolution was adopted to postpone this issue, awaiting review in communal hearings.


The question immediately received a wide response. Once by one, [government] deputies, representatives of the Orthodox intelligentsia, the public at large, and ordinary Odessites turned to His Eminence, Metropolitan Agafangel personally, in the Odessa Diocesan administration, expressing their indignation at the fact, that in the historical center of Odessa, a Cathedral could be built by the very same “religious confession” which stained its history by cooperating [in WW2] with the occupying Nazi regime, by “blessing” members of the Nazi-Waffin SS, and militants of the so-called “Ukrainian Insurgent Army”, infamously known by the people as “Banderists”.


They also noted the fact that Greek Catholic Uniates were among the leaders of those paramilitary groups that organized the pogroms against Polish people and Jews, and carried out terror against Orthodox clergy.]


"pogroms"

1. A pogrom is a violent riot incited with the aim of massacring or expelling an ethnic or religious group, particularly Jews. Wikipedia


2. An organized massacre of helpless people

specifically: such a massacre of Jews. Merriam Webster Dictionary


3. The term "Banderists" is applied to Ukrainians who subscribed to the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN - B) lead by Stepan Bandera.

 

WEST UKRAINE THE SEAT OF NAZI COOPERATION


What is special about WEST UKRAINE? It happens to be the bastion of UKRAINIAN NATIONALISM and the centre for the worship of the UKRAINIAN GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH. Even before the war, there was very strong anti-Russian sentiment in the country. It is in Lviv, the historical capital of Western Ukraine where the St George Greek Catholic Church is located. The church recognises the Pope in spiritual matters and is in full communion with Papal Rome.


"The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is a Byzantine Rite Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with the Holy See. The ordinary (or hierarch) of the church holds the title of Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halych and All Ruthenia, though the hierarchs and faithful of the church have acclaimed their ordinary as "Patriarch" and have requested Papal recognition of, and elevation to, this title. Major archbishop is a unique title within the Catholic Church that was introduced in 1963 as part of political compromise. Since March 2011, the head of the church is Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk."


The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is also known as the UNIATE Church. The picture below is what the Uniate church looked like during WW II. It went full Nazi. These are Ukrainian women in national dress on parade in Lviv following a man giving the Nazi salute. The German military is in the background to the left. Note the Swastika and SS symbols.


UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH GOES NAZI



It was in WEST Ukraine that the Germans recruited Ukrainians to form the GALICIAN DIVISION of Hitler's WAFFEN-SS. The division was formed to fight against the Russians.



Ukrainian Waffen SS Galicia Division from film "Vampires", Liviv. Ukraine 1943/44



THE SCHUTZSTAFFEL (SS)

"The two main constituent groups were the Allgemeine SS (General SS) and Waffen-SS (Armed SS). The Allgemeine SS was responsible for enforcing the racial policy of Nazi Germany and general policing, whereas the Waffen-SS consisted of combat units within Nazi Germany's military. A third component of the SS, the SS-Totenkopfverbände (SS-TV; "Death's Head Units"[2]), ran the concentration camps and extermination camps. Additional subdivisions of the SS included the Gestapo and the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) organizations.


They were tasked with the detection of actual or potential enemies of the Nazi state, the neutralization of any opposition, policing the German people for their commitment to Nazi ideology, and providing domestic and foreign intelligence.


The SS was the organization most responsible for the genocidal murder of an estimated 5.5 to 6 million Jews and millions of other victims during the Holocaust. Members of all of its branches committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during World War II (1939–45)." Schutzstaffel : Wikipedia


THE UKRAINIAN GALICIAN DIVISION OF THE WAFFEN-SS

Many of these were members of the Uniate Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.


"The 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galician) prior to 1944 titled the 14th SS-Volunteer Division "Galicia" ...was a World War II German military formation made up predominantly of military volunteers with a Ukrainian ethnic background from the area of Galicia later also with some Slovaks. Formed in 1943, it was largely destroyed in the battle of Brody, reformed, and saw action in Slovakia, Yugoslavia, and Austria before being renamed the first division of the Ukrainian National Army and surrendering to the Western Allies by 10 May 1945." 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galician): Wikipedia


Parade to honor the formation of the Waffen SS Galicia in Lviv, July 18, 1943 Gov. Otto Wachter and Kubivovych are front and centre. Note the lion-crown crests of the Ukrainian Waffen SS Division framing the Nazi eagle with swastika on the wall, above.


Above is a photograph taken at the same event. Carrying their distinctive SS and lion-crown picket signs, the Ukrainian volunteers for the Waffen SS Galicia Division march past the assembled German and Ukrainian dignitaries.


CELEBRATIONS IN THE UKRAINE - IMAGES BELOW

District of Galicia, spring 1943. Celebrations dedicated to the creation of the SS Division Galicia.


NOTE THE SYMBOLS ON THE FLAG AND PLACARDS


Coat of Arms of Ukraine and the German Swastika.

Note the Ruthenian lion, Ukrainian lion, or Halychian lion is a golden lion on an azure background. It is on the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Rus, the Ruthenian Voivodeship and the Western Ukrainian People's Republic. ... It is used as a coat of arms in Ukrainian and Polish heraldry, in particular on the coats of arms of Lviv, Lviv Oblast, - Wikipedia "Oblast" means a province in the country.



THE UKRANIAN GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH SUPPORTS THE WAFFEN-SS DIVISION

"The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church demanded the presence of its chaplains in the division, which was usually not permitted by Germans. Thus the Ukrainian division along with the Bosnian one became notable exceptions." 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galician): Wikipedia



"It also had the support of both the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. Among its members was a son of Mstyslav Skrypnyk, the Orthodox Bishop of Kyiv." John A. Armstrong. (1963). Ukrainian Nationalism. New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 170–175 - Wikipedia

“It does strike me as odd that of all that has been written about Vatican and papal efforts to save Jews, so little of it has noted that the efforts were directed in good part to Catholics who were either converts from Judaism or children of Jews,” Kertzer, author of “The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler,” told The Times of Israel this week.



CATHOLIC CARDINAL SUPPORTS WAFFEN-SS DIVISION


"In December 2011, Cardinal Lubomyr Huzar, who headed of the Ukrainian Catholic Church from 2001 to 2011, denied that Waffen-SS Galizien had served Nazi Germany but rather, he alleged, had fought for Ukrainian independence. The unit, the Cardinal claimed, ‘went through the war in German uniforms, but did not fight for Germany, but for their own rights . . . these were people who utilized the situation to fight for their independence. . . . I think, they behaved correctly. . . . It was not the case, as some people today claim, that they served the Hitlerites.’ Oleksandr Solonets', 'Liubomyr Huzar: zhyva rozmova,' Narod.ua, 21 December 2011, http://narodua.com/ljudyna/ljubomyr-huzar-zhyva-rozmova.html (accessed 26 December 2011). Cited in Per Anders Rudling (2012): ‘They Defended Ukraine’: The 14. Waffen-Grenadier- Division der SS (Galizische Nr. 1) Revisited, The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, 25:3, 329-368


WAS THE CARDINAL CORRECT?

"At the end of August 1943 the Ukrainian Waffen-SS recruits received tattoos indicating their blood groups under their left arm. On August 29, after the completion of the military and ideological training, the recruits were sworn in at the Heidelager, in the presence of SS-Obergruppenführer Wächter and representatives of the Ukrainian Central Committee. The ceremony started with a field service, led by the unit’s military chaplain, Dr. Vasyl’ Laba, accompanied by a choir. Thereafter the SS recruits took a solemn oath:


‘I swear before God this holy oath, that in the battle against Bolshevism, I will give absolute obedience to the commander in chief of the German Armed Forces Adolf Hitler, and as a brave soldier I will always be prepared to lay down my life for this oath.’ 57.

The oath to Hitler was obligatory until the last month of the Division’s existence. There is no overt indication that the unit in any way was dedicated to Ukrainian statehood, let alone independence. The volunteers committed themselves to a German victory, the New European Order, and to Adolf Hitler personally." Per Anders Rudling (ditto)

57. M. J. Melnyk, To Battle, 68, 57, citing Kdo. Amt d. Waffen-SS: Org.Tgb. Nr. 982/43 g Kdos. V. 30.7.1943 Aufstellung der SS-Freiw. Division ‘Galizien.’

".... in Western Ukraine, apologetics for the Waffen-SS Galizien is entering the mainstream. On April 28, 2011, the 68th anniversary of the establishment of Waffen-SS Galizien, neo-fascist ‘autonomous nationalists,’ together with the far-right Svoboda Party, which dominates the L’viv city government organized a march through the city. Led by Svoboda ideologue Iurii Mykhal’chyshyn of the L’viv city council, the nearly 700 participants (2,000 according to the organizers), carrying banners with neo-Nazi symbols marched down the streets of L’viv, shouting slogans like ‘Halychyna—division of heroes!,’ and ’One race, one nation, one Fatherland!’ Svoboda, which dominates the L’viv city council, decorated the city with billboards with the symbol of the unit, accompanied by the texts ‘the treasure of the nation’ and ‘they defended Ukraine.’ Per Anders Rudling (2012): ‘They Defended Ukraine’: p. 331



WEST UKRAINE CELEBRATES WAFFEN-SS GALIZIEN DIVISION - LIVIV APRIL 28, 2011.

FIGURE 2 “March of the Greatness of the Spirit” (Marsh Velychi Dukhu), celebrating the 68th anniversary of the establishment of Waffen-SS Galizien, Lviv, April 28, 2011. Mykhal’chyshyn, front, extreme left. (Courtesy of Lucyna Kulin ́ska) (color figure available online).


*Note the NAZI Wolfsangel symbol in the photo above which was also used by the Nazis in the picture below. From 1945 to 2011 is 66 years between the two photos. NAZIS and NEO-NAZIS. Same mindset. No difference except for TIME . The NAZIS below murdered people. The evidence shows that the Far Right (another euphemism for Nazi) murdered people in the MAIDAN PROTESTS OF FEB 2014 - See The "Snipers Massacre" on the Maidan in Ukraine at the end of the page. Interestingly 8 years after the massacre took place no-one has been convicted of the killings where 50 people were shot and killed.




VATICAN HELPS MEMBERS OF THE WAFFEN-SS DIVISION


The division surrendered to British and US forces by 10 May 1945. Most of the Ukrainian soldiers were interned in Rimini, Italy, in the area controlled by the II Polish Corps. The Ukraine National Army (UNA) commander Pavlo Shandruk requested a meeting with Polish general Władysław Anders a prewar Polish Army colleague, asking him to protect the army against the deportation to Soviet Union. There is credible evidence that despite Soviet pressure, Anders managed to protect the Ukrainian troops, as former citizens of the Second Republic of Poland. This, together with the intervention of the Vatican prevented its members from being deported to the USSR. Bishop Buchko of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church had appealed to Pope Pius XII to intervene on behalf of the division, whom he described as "good Catholics and fervent anti-Communists". Due to Vatican intervention, the British authorities changed the status of the division members from POW to surrendered enemy personnel. 176 soldiers of the division, mainly prewar Polish Army officers followed their commander in joining Władysław Anders's Polish army. - Wikipedia 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galician)


Former soldiers of SS "Galizien" were allowed to immigrate to Canada and the United Kingdom in 1947. - Wikipedia 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galician)


CANADA

Canada is an interesting case.

  • It has the world's third largest population of Ukrainians after Ukraine and Russia.

  • The 1914 Ukrainian immigrants were mainly of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

After World War II, 2,000 members of Adolf Hitler's Ukrainian Waffen-SS Regiment were allowed to migrate to Canada. How did this happen? Ask the British and Canadian authorities, they know how the immigration checks on these people were discontinued and they were let into Canada.


 

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Canadian Military Magazine


 

"Flight Lt. Bohdan Panchuk was the man behind the Ukrainian Canadian Servicemen’s Association (UCSA), which supported the cultural and social needs of Canadians of Ukrainian heritage serving overseas during the Second World War. Panchuk was also involved in the effort that saw as many as 30,000 Ukrainian refugees brought to Canada after the war."

"In May both the Globe and Mail newspaper and CBC’s As It Happens radio show carried laudatory reports about a Royal Canadian Air Force veteran and his efforts to bring Ukrainian refugees to Canada in the aftermath of the Second World War."


"But missing from the accolades in the Globe article and the CBC broadcast were the details about some of the Ukrainian “refugees” that Panchuk managed to convince the Canadian government to accept – 2,000 members of Adolf Hitler’s Waffen SS.


Panchuk was able to get members of the 14th Waffen SS Division Galicia into Canada by lying about their past."


"No mention was made of the SS. Instead, the Ukrainians were portrayed by Panchuk as being victims, having been forced into the division against their will."


How did these murderous lot make it to a place like Canada is beyond belief. They were aided by Papal Rome.


Remember ["Bishop Buchko of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church had appealed to Pope Pius XII to intervene on behalf of the division, whom he described as "good Catholics and fervent anti-Communists"]. They were allowed to immigrate to Canada and the United Kingdom in 1947.


FURTHERMORE

  • The current (2022) Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Canada is a Ukrainian woman - Chrystia Freeland

  • Ms Freeland's grandfather was a Nazi collaborator.

  • She has continued to deny that her grandfather was a Nazi collaborator



FROM THE "OTTAWA CITIZEN"

This is denied vehemently by Ukrainian organisations and Ms Freelander herself is reported to have said:


“American officials have publicly said, and even Angela Merkel has publicly said, that there were efforts on the Russian side to destabilize Western democracies, and I think it shouldn’t come as a surprise if these same efforts were used against Canada,” Freeland told reporters after they raised questions about the articles about her grandfather." Ottawa Citizen March 8, 2017


"The Globe and Mail also reported that an official in Freeland’s office denied the minister’s grandfather was a Nazi collaborator.


In addition, the claims were dismissed outright by those in the Canadian-Ukrainian community. “It is the continued Russian modus operandi that they have,” Paul Grod, president of the Canadian Ukrainian Congress told the Globe and Mail. “Fake news, disinformation and targeting different individuals. It is just so outlandish when you hear some of these allegations – whether they are directed at minister Freeland or others.”


"Well it actually isn’t so outlandish. Michael Chomiak was a Nazi collaborator.

What are the sources for the information that Freeland’s grandfather worked for the Nazis?"


For starters, The Ukraine Archival Records held by the Province of Alberta. It has a whole file on Chomiak, including his own details about his days editing the newspaper Krakivski Visti. Chomiak noted he edited the paper first in Crakow (Cracow), Poland and then in Vienna. The reason he edited the paper in Vienna was because he had to flee with his Nazis colleagues as the Russians advanced into Poland. (The Russians tended to execute collaborators well as SS members).

The Krakivski Visti, like the Lvivski Visti, were publications associated with the Nazi regime.

“The editorial boards carried out a policy of soliciting Ukrainian support for the German cause,” the Holocaust Museum noted. “It was typical, within these publications, to not to give any accounts of the German genocidal policy, and largely, the editions resorted to silencing the mass killing of Jews in Galicia. Ukrainian newspapers presented the Jewish Question in light of the official Nazi propaganda, corollary to the Jewish world conspiracy.”


[“In 1943 and 1944, both Lvivski Visti and Krakivski Visti hailed the German-approved formation of the 14th Waffen SS Division Halychyna, composed of Ukrainian volunteers,” the museum pointed out.]

So much for Russian disinformation." Ottawa Citizen March 8, 2017


Photo above shows Chomiak at a party – he is to the right of the man smoking. On the far right (right hand lower corner of the photo) in uniform is Emil Gassner, the Nazi administrator in charge of the press for the region including Cracow.


On Wednesday the Globe and Mail reported that, “Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland knew for more than two decades that her maternal Ukrainian grandfather was the chief editor of a Nazi newspaper.” Ottawa Citizen March 8, 2017



Michael Chomiak and wife Alexandra, with their children in Canada in 1952. Chrystia Freeland’s mother Halyna is second left.


"Michael Chomiak, maternal grandfather of Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, volunteered to serve in the German invasion of Poland long before the German Army attacked the Soviet Union and invaded Ukraine.


Chomiak’s records show he was trained in Vienna for German espionage and propaganda operations, then promoted to run the German press machine for the Galician region of Ukraine and Poland during the 4-year occupation. So high-ranking and active in the Nazi cause was Chomiak that the Polish intelligence services were actively hunting for Chomiak until the 1980s – without knowing he had fled for safety to an Alberta farm in Canada.


The newly disclosed documents expose Chrystia Freeland’s repeated lying that Chomiak had been a victim of World War II; an unwilling journalist overpowered by German military force; compelled to write propaganda extolling the German Army’s successes, and advocating the destruction of the Jews, Poles and Russians. As for Freeland’s claim that Chomiak had secretly aided the Ukrainian resistance, sources in Warsaw believe Chomiak was trained by the Germans as a double-agent, penetrating Ukrainian groups and spying on them.


The Polish records also point to the likelihood that US Army, US intelligence and Canadian immigration records on Chomiak – concealed until now – can confirm in greater detail what Chomiak did during the war, as well as for years afterward, which made him a target for the Polish police until not long before his death in 1984.[1]

1. "MICHAEL CHOMIAK VOLUNTEERED FOR HITLER BEFORE UKRAINE WAS INVADED AND WAS HUNTED BY THE POLISH POLICE UNTIL THE 1980s – CHRYSTIA FREELAND’S FAMILY LIE GROWS BIGGER AND BLACKER"



 

ONTARIO, CANADA


 

"From a distance, the cenotaph at the St. Volodmyr Ukrainian Cemetery in Oakville, Ontario, just outside of Toronto, looks innocuous. Flanked by flagstaffs and set on a small, paved plateau, the monument is hardly out of the ordinary.

Yet few Canadians may be aware that this memorial commemorates a major battle fought by the Ukrainian Galician Division of the Waffen-SS against the Soviet Red Army during the Second World War. Fewer still may connect it with a more insidious form of far-right nationalism—one that quietly glorifies Nazi collaborators while giving credence to a far-right brand of historical revisionism......

The Ukrainian Galician Division of the Waffen-SS—the military wing of the Schutzstaffel, Hitler’s foremost proprietor of terror—was formed in 1943 to support German forces on the Eastern Front following a series of Nazi defeats that had decisively turned the tide of war. Made up of Ukrainian volunteers, some of whom were drawn from the ranks of the OUN, the 13,000-man division was attached to the 13th German Army Corps and initially charged with defending an 80-kilometre-long frontline near Lviv. The Galician Division also assisted the Nazis in anti-resistance actions and reprisals. According to University of Ottawa professor and historian Ivan Katchanovski, the unit committed a massacre of more than 1,000 Polish civilians in Huta Peniatska in 1944. The town was razed to the ground and most of its inhabitants were murdered, including many young children"



 

EDMONTON, CANADA

Raylene Lung · CBC News · Posted: Aug 12, 2021 5:30 PM MT | Last Updated: August 13, 2021


 

Vandals painted messages on a memorial honouring the 14th Waffen SS Division at St. Michael's Cemetery, located in northeast Edmonton.(John Shypitka/CBC News)


["The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is calling for the removal of two Ukrainian monuments considered racist, one of which was recently vandalized."


"A memorial honouring the 14th Waffen SS Division in St. Michael's Cemetery, located in northeast Edmonton, was covered with red paint. The words "Nazi monument" were painted on one side and "14th Waffen SS" on the other."


In a news release sent Thursday, Jaime Kirzner-Roberts, director of policy at FSWC, said the memorials honour "Nazi collaborators and war criminals" and urged that they be removed.

"It is beyond shameful to have monuments here in Canada," Kirzner-Roberts said in the release. "These monuments are nothing less than a glorification and celebration of those who actively participated in Holocaust crimes as well the mass murder of Polish civilians."


"The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton called the graffiti "disturbing" and reported it to police.

"This vandalism is part of the decades-long Russian disinformation campaign against Ukraine and Ukrainians to create a false Nazi image of Ukrainian freedom fighters," it said in an emailed statement.

"The translation of the Ukrainian message on our vandalized monument is 'For those who fought for Ukraine's Freedom.']



 

EDMONTON, CANADA


Bust to Roman Shukhevych (pseud. Chuprynka), Ukrainian Youth Complex, Edmonton.


 

"He collaborated with Nazi Germany, as a commanding officer in the Batallion Nachtigall—a collaborationist subunit under the command under the Abwehr in 1940–1941—and thereafter in the Schutzmannschaft battalion 201 in occupied Belorussia from early 1942 until early 1943."


"In 1941, the *OUN(b) enthusiastically supported a German victory in the war and supplied manpower for various collaborationist formations. Nachtigall soldiers partook in anti-Jewish violence in the summer of 1941, including in the Lviv **pogrom and mass shootings in the Vinnytsia area."


"In 1943 the OUN(b) and **UPA, both under Shukhevych’s leadership, launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing, which, according to the most detailed studies, claimed the lives of 91,200 Poles and several thousand Jews" "Long-Distance Nationalism: Ukrainian Monuments and Historical Memory in Multicultural Canada" Per A. Rudling. p.102,103


*OUN(b) - Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists (b) headed by Stepan Bandera

**pogrom - violent uprising resulting in the killing of a helpless group.

***UPA - Ukrainian Insurgent Army



 

ONTARIO, CANADA

Monument to the Glory of the UPA, North Oakville, Ontario


 

UPA = Ukrainian Insurgent Army

Similar memorials appeared in other Canadian cities with significant Ukrainian populations. St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery, in North Oakville, Ontario, established in 1984, was owned and operated by the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral with the same name. The idea to erect a memorial in Oakville emerged in 1981–1982, following which a commit- tee was formed in 1984. Inspiration came from south of the border, where Ukrainian Nationalists were erecting UPA memorials in Parma, OH, in 1982 and Bound Brook, NJ, in 1984 (Vakar 1988, p.5). The committee was pan-nationalist, bringing together representatives of the two OUN branches, the Ukrainian Free Cossack Movement, veterans of Nachtigall and its sister unit Roland, its successor, the Schutzmannschaft battalion 201 (euphemized as DUN, Druzhyny Ukrains’kykh Natsionalistiv, Units of Ukrainian Nationalists), the Waffen-SS Galizien, and the *UNR in exile.


*The UNR stands for Ukrains’ka Narodna Respublika, the Ukrainian People’s Republic, a short-lived republic declared in early 1918. Long-Distance Nationalism: Ukrainian Monuments and Historical Memory in Multicultural Canada" Per A. Rudling. p. 107, 108



AUSTRALIA

The Ukrainian Catholic Church in Wayville, South Australia has a memorial to the Galician Waffen SS Division.


"Wayville, South Australia — This memorial for soldiers who died for Ukraine features the lion and crowns insignia of the 14th Division of the Waffen-SS, also known as SS Galichina. This was a unit in the Waffen-SS, the military wing of the Nazi party, led by Heinrich Himmler, one of the principal architects of the Holocaust. Among the war crimes committed by this unit is the Huta Pieniacka massacre of Polish civilians."


Above left, an SS Galichina recruitment poster with the lion and crowns insignia. It features a quote from Mein Kampf: “Whoever wants to live must fight, and whoever doesn’t want to fight in this world of permanent struggle — he doesn’t deserve the right to live. Adolf Hitler.” Underneath is “SS Galichina is going to battle!”



 

THE STORY OF AUSTRALIA'S 'BANDERA ROAD'


 

"It appears that Australia was the first country to have a street named for the Ukrainian fascist leader Stepan Bandera, beating Ukraine to the punch by decades.

By the 1970s in Penrith, a small city less than an hour’s drive west of Sydney, George Borec, a businessman and land developer from western Ukraine, got the Penrith City Council’s approval to name at least three streets: Bandera Road, Mazepa Avenue, and Lemko Place. (Mazepa Avenue was 1968, so the others were probably around that time. A 1973 article in the Sydney Morning Herald referenced a Bandera Road in Penrith.)....


Borec was a veteran of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) and a high-level member of Bandera’s clandestine Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) in Australia. Borec became a wealthy man in Penrith, and the city council named another street after him—Borec Road, intersecting with Lemko Place as a nod to his origins.....


George Borec joined the fascist, pro-Nazi OUN in 1939. In the years to come, he sided with the more radical faction led by Stepan Bandera (OUN-B) and joined its Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) in 1943, the year of its formation. In 1941-42, members of the OUN-B infiltrated Nazi auxiliary police units that served at the front lines of the “Holocaust by Bullets” and later defected to the UPA, which waged a massive ethnic cleansing campaign against Poles in 1943-44.


The “Banderite” UPA, launched after the German surrender at Stalingrad, was ostensibly anti-Nazi but secretly reconciled with Berlin in 1944. It sounds like Borec may have had things to hide. On page 12 of Why is One Holocaust Worth More Than Others, he insisted, “catching ‘Nazi war criminals’ is a most dangerous Trojan Horse for the Western world — a Trojan Horse prepared in Moscow by a large propaganda apparatus.”.....


The Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO) declared George Borec and Oles Yanchuk’s movie, “The Company of Heroes” (Zalizna Sotnia), “a great-hit with movie-goers” after it premiered in Ukraine......


“The Company of Heroes” depicts the OUN-UPA as a valiant anti-Nazi resistance force, echoing the distorted description of Stepan Bandera that George Borec apparently gave the city council of Penrith, Australia long ago. At some point, the spelling of Bandera Road was inexplicably changed to “Banderra.”


It doesn’t quite make sense why someone would add an extra “R” if it had anything to do with objecting to the road’s namesake being a fascist war criminal, unless perhaps somebody wanted to quietly obscure the nod to Bandera and stave off a local scandal. In that case, there wasn’t much of a cover-up. This is the entry for “Banderra Road” in an official history of street names that can be found in the Penrith City Library:


Named by Mr. Borec after a Revolutionary fighter in his native Ukraine. Banderra [sic] was jailed in Germany for many years and eventually put to death in 1959.

Stepan Bandera, in fact, was held captive for just a few years by the Nazis as a privileged political prisoner—they released him in 1944. He spent the rest of his days living in Bavaria, supported by ex-Nazis in the West German government, until a KGB agent assassinated him in Munich. The KGB tried to pin the blame on West Germany, so it’s ironic that if somebody in Penrith tried to learn more about Banderra Road, they might come to think it was named for an anti-Nazi freedom fighter executed by the Germans.


UKRAINIAN YOUTH ASSOCIATION - AUSTRALIA

Ukrainian Youth Centre, Lidcombe, Australia—left to right: Stepan Bandera, Yevhen Konovalets, Symon Petliura, Roman Shukhevych, Yaroslav Stetsko


Today in Lidcombe, a suburb of western Sydney just east of Penrith, CYM [CYM = Ukrainian Youth Association - this bracketed comment added by compiler of this webpage] has since relocated to a newer building. Upon walking into the front entrance, one is immediately greeted by the above framed portraits of OUN leaders, in addition to Symon Petliura, a World War I-era leader whose military forces carried out pogroms against Jews.

To the right of Petliura is Roman Shukhevych. Before commanding the UPA, Shukhevych served as the captain of a German auxiliary police battalion that certainly massacred Jews.

On the far-right is lifelong ABN chairman Yaroslav Stetsko, who prided Ukrainians as pioneers of antisemitism in 1939, declared his allegiance with Hitler in 1941, and began to agitate for World War III no later than 1946. The OUN-B youth center named its boardroom for Stetsko.

This is the legacy of Banderites like George Borec: shameless historical manipulation, blatant youth indoctrination, and hateful, unapologetic ultranationalism. One of the last things Yaroslav Stetsko wrote was an article titled “Double Standard,” for the OUN-B’s newspaper, then printed in Munich.

“Everywhere two standards!” declared the dying war criminal. Yuri Mencinsky translated Stetsko’s article into English for George Borec as the last chapter of Why Is One Holocaust Worth More Than Others? “Is it not possible, using today’s terminology,” Stetsko asked, nearly on his death bed, “to view the West as collaborators of Hitler’s Germany?”


"The UPA veterans of Australia published Borec’s extremely antisemitic book in the months after Yaroslav Stetsko died. At his funeral in Munich, up and coming OUN-B leader Stefan Romaniw of Melbourne, Australia spoke on behalf of Ukrainian nationalist youth from around the world. “Standing at your graveside,” he said, “we make this sacred promise. You, our unforgettable friend, are leaving behind people of the younger generation who aspire to accomplish your unfulfilled earthly mission. I bid you farewell, our dear Leader…”

Today in Australia, an abhorrent legacy marches on. . ."



George Borec’s daughter Orysia, a producer of “The Company of Heroes”


 

STEPAN BANDERA


 

ORGANISATION OF UKRANIAN NATIONALISTS - B

One of the Nazi collaborators was the Ukrainian, STEPAN BANDERA, an extreme Nationalist and head of the B division of the "Organisation of Ukraine Nationalists - B" (OUN - B) He is revered throughout Western Ukraine and his picture is often paraded during marches.

"As an uncompromising leader of the militant, terrorist branch of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), Bandera became a Nazi collaborator who lived with his deputies under German protection after World War II began." Who Was Stepan Bandera? by Norman J.W. Goda Norman J.W. Goda is Braman Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Florida. His most recent book is Tales from Spandau: Nazi Criminals and the Cold War (2007), and is co-author of US Intelligence and the Nazis (2005).


"Historian Karel Berkhoff, among others, has shown that Bandera, his deputies, and the Nazis shared a key obsession, namely the notion that the Jews in Ukraine were behind Communism and Stalinist imperialism and must be destroyed. “The Jews of the Soviet Union,” read a Banderist statement, “are the most loyal supporters of the Bolshevik Regime and the vanguard of Muscovite imperialism in the Ukraine.” When the Germans invaded the USSR in June 1941 and captured the East Galician capital of Lvov, Bandera’s lieutenants issued a declaration of independence in his name. They further promised to work closely with Hitler, then helped to launch a pogrom that killed four thousand Lvov Jews in a few days, using weapons ranging from guns to metal poles. “We will lay your heads at Hitler’s feet,” a Banderist pamphlet proclaimed to Ukrainian Jews." (ibid)


More than 1.5 million Ukranian Jews were systematically murdered in the Ukraine.

A "pogrom" is "an organized massacre of helpless people" - Merriam Webster Dictionary


CATHOLIC WESTERN UKRAINE HAS STRONG NAZI LEANINGS.



Uniates marching with Nazi war criminal portrait of Bandera


The above picture says it all, with the two priests of the Ukranian Greek Catholic church aka Uniate church leading the march celebrating a radical Ukranian nationalist / fascist - Stepan Bandera.


"Let us face an uncomfortable fact. During the Second World War there were undeniable instances of cooperation in one form or another of Ukrainians with the Nazis' systematic murder of the Jews. The Ukrainian auxiliary police, for which there were numerous volunteers in Galicia, was routinely used to round up Jews for deportations and mass executions; sometimes they were the shooters. The initial core of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army was also made up of Ukrainian police who had been employed in the extermination of the Volhynian Jews. Thousands of Jews were murdered in pogroms in Western Ukrainian towns and cities in July 1941. Many Ukrainians who later became influential in the diaspora published anti-Jewish articles during the Holocaust.... This legacy has never been confronted by the Ukrainian diaspora. France has had its soul-searching over Vichy, Poland over Jedwabne, but we have not even begun the process of self-examination." John-Paul Himka, Letter, "The Kuropas Affair: Further Discussion," Brama, March 23, 2005.

http://www.brama.com/news/press/2005/03/050323himka-kuropas.html


Stepan Bandera is dead but the spirit and what the man stood for lives on today in Ukraine especially West Ukraine. He is honoured as a national hero.


"...Bandera, his deputies, and the Nazis shared a key obsession, namely the notion that the Jews in Ukraine were behind Communism and Stalinist imperialism and must be destroyed. “The Jews of the Soviet Union,” read a Banderist statement, “are the most loyal supporters of the Bolshevik Regime and the vanguard of Muscovite imperialism in the Ukraine.”

Headquarters of the Euromaidan. At the front entrance there is a portrait of Stepan Bandera, a 20th century Ukrainian nationalist. Kiev City council was turned into the headquarters of the revolution. At the front entrance there is a portrait of Stepan Bandera - fighter for the independence of Ukraine. Kiev, January 14, 2014.



The Organisation of Ukranian Nationalists (OUN - B) had a military wing, the Ukranian Insurgent Army (or the Ukrayins'ka povstans'ka armiia, abbreviated UPA). It was responsible for the genocide of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia asides from murdering Jews.


"Jewish testimonies state that UPA killed Jews at the same time it was killing Poles. The Poles who had been hiding Vera Shchetnikova and her brother in 1943 were killed by the banderivtsi, and the banderivtsi also killed Jews." Shoah Foundation, 45238 Vera Shchetnikova, 140‐43.



MODERN UKRAINE AND ITS NAZI ELEMENTS



JTA — Hundreds of Ukrainians attended marches celebrating Nazi SS soldiers, including the first such event in Kyiv.

The so-called Embroidery March took place in the capital on April 28, the 78th anniversary of the establishment of the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, also known as the 1st Galician. It was a force set up under German occupation auspices comprised of ethnic Ukrainian and German volunteers and conscripts. The marchers held banners displaying the unit’s symbol.

The Kyiv march by about 300 people was an import from the western city of Lviv, which for several years has hosted such events. A day earlier, hundreds attended a larger Embroidery March there.

Ukraine has a large minority of ethnic Russians, who oppose the glorification of Nazi collaborators. Such actions were taboo in Ukraine until the early 2000s, when nationalists demanded and obtained state recognition for collaborators as heroes for their actions against the Soviet Union, which dominated Ukraine until 1991.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry and Ukrainian Jews, who according to a 2020 demographic study number about 47,000, have protested the veneration of the 1st Galician and other collaborators. But the collaborators’ popularity has soared following the 2014 war with Russia.

President Vlodymyr Zelensky, who is Jewish, condemned the embroidery marches, which had been conducted legally. “We categorically condemn any manifestation of propaganda of totalitarian regimes, in particular the National Socialist, and attempts to revise truth about World War II,” he said Friday in a statement.


["After failing to stop Russia from invading Ukraine, the western countries and their media outlets have unleashed a propaganda war that involves sharing old pictures from past conflicts to demonise Russia and lavishing praises on Ukrainian leadership for standing its ground against the invasion, seemingly to paper over their own inadequacies.


The Russian invasion of Ukraine came amidst heightened tensions between Moscow and NATO countries, with the former concerned about their precarious security apparatus as the latter mulled over its expansion in eastern Europe. Even as NATO and the US mount a propaganda blitz to counter Russia’s invasion, they have turned a blind eye to a festering problem that seemed to have played a pivotal role in Putin’s calculus to wage an armed conflict in Ukraine.


And that is Ukraine’s lingering “Nazi” problem. Over the years, neo-Nazism ideology has not only taken root in the Ukrainian conscience but has also gained the Ukrainian government’s imprimatur. This has naturally raised concerns in Moscow that was evident in the speech made by Putin days before Russia’s military offence in Ukraine.

In his address to the Russian people on February 24, Putin justified his country’s aggression against Ukraine as a peacekeeping mission and couched the forthcoming military operation by Russian forces as “denazification” of Ukraine. “We will seek to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine and put to justice those that committed numerous bloody crimes against peaceful people, including Russian nationals,” Putin said while justifying a military incursion in neighbouring Ukraine.


But, the west, in their eagerness to wash off their hands from the current crisis in Ukraine, have sought to understate these Russian concerns and pin the blame entirely on the authoritarian and revisionist impulses of President Vladimir Putin. They argue that Putin is driven by his desire to correct the “historical wrongs”, which they attribute to his refusal to accept the dismemberment of the USSR and the corresponding loss of Russian prestige and power.

Putin, they contend, is filled with a single-minded zeal to remedy what he considers as unjust and historical wrong wrought upon his country by the western powers. However, that is a one-dimensional and somewhat prejudiced take on the ongoing crisis. What the NATO and the United States fail to highlight, either wittingly or unwittingly, is the creeping emergence of the neo-Nazi supporters in Ukraine, who do not baulk at using intimidation and even violence to advance their agendas, and who often do so with the implicit approval of government agencies.


One such neo-Nazi group that enjoys Ukrainian state patronage is the Azov Movement, one of the 30-odd privately-funded “volunteer battalions”, that does much of the frontline fighting with Ukraine’s army against the pro-Russian separatists in the country’s restive eastern region. The Azov is not just known for their reputation of being ruthless on the battlefield but also for espousing a militant ideology that wreaked havoc in Germany in the second world war."] Jinit Jain 28 February 2022


"The Waffen-SS was designated a criminal organization at the Nuremberg Trial, something which has complicated nationalist myth making around the unit." 150 "They Defended Ukraine" by PA Rudling p.365

150 Der Prozess gegen die Hauptkriegsverbrecher vor dem Internationalen Militärgerichtshof. Nürnberg 14. November 1945 – 1. Oktober 1946. Amtlicher Text Verhandlungsniederschriften. Nürnberg 1947. Fotomechanischer Nachdruck in 23 Bänden, Frechen: Komet, 2001) Bd. 1, pp. 189–414. This paper follows the definition of war crimes based upon the Principles of International Law Recognized in the Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal and in the Judgment of the Tribunal, 1950. Principle VI reads: ‘The crimes hereinafter set out are punishable as crimes under international law:

[. . .] (b) War crimes: Violations of the laws or customs of war include, but are not limited to murder, ill-treatment or deportation to slave-labor or for any other purpose of civilian population of or in occupied territory, murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war, of persons on the seas, killing of hostages, plunder of public or private property, wanton destruction of cities, towns, or villages, or devastation not justified by military necessity.’ http://www. icrc.org/ihl.nsf/FULL/390?OpenDocument (accessed 15 May 2011)



UKRAINE'S NEW NAZIS - THE AZOV BATTALION

Azov Batallion soldiers holding the flag of their neo-Nazi organisation(Source: Foreign Policy)


"The logo of the Azov Battalion had Nazi undertones, comprising of two emblems — the Wolfsangel and the Sonnenrad — characterised as neo-Nazi symbols by the Anti-Defamation League. Both these symbols—Wolfsangel and Sonnebrad—have been used extensively by hate groups in different parts of the United States, signifying the Ukrainian group’s impact in motivating supremacist and bigoted organisations around the world."


Nazi Germany appropriated the Wolfsangel as part of the divisional insignia of several Waffen-SS units, including the notorious 2nd SS "Das Reich" Panzer Division. It became a symbol of choice for neo-Nazis in Europe and the United States.






"The sonnenrad or sunwheel is one of a number of ancient European symbols appropriated by the Nazis in their attempt to invent an idealized "Aryan/Norse" heritage. ... In Nazi Germany, the Nazi Party, the SA and the SS all used sonnenrad symbology at times, which has led neo-Nazis and other modern white supremacists to adopt such images. One sonnenrad version in particular is popular among white supremacists: two concentric circles with crooked rays emanating from the inner circle to the outer circle. Often white supremacists will put another hate symbol such as a swastika in the center of the inner circle." ADL Website


Note the Wolfsangel and the Swastika in the picture below - Ukraine AZOV Battalion / Regiment.


Nazi Hakenkreuz flag waved by a team of Ukraine’s Azov Batallion fighters (Image Source: Twitter) Note the Wolfsangel and Swastika symbols used by the German Nazis

Fair Observer, March 11, 2022

An Azov regiment in Kyiv, Ukraine on 10/14/2020

Azov Battalion

"After Yanukovich was toppled, the Right Sector helped to consolidate the new order by attacking and breaking up anti-coup protests, in what Yarosh described to Newsweek as a war to “cleanse the country” of pro-Russian protesters. This campaign climaxed on May 2, 2014, with the massacre of 42 protesters in a fiery inferno, after they took shelter from Right Sector attackers in the Trades Unions House in Odessa.

After protests evolved into declarations of independence in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Donbas in the east, the extreme right in Ukraine shifted gear to full-scale armed combat. The Ukrainian military had little enthusiasm for fighting its own people, so the government formed new National Guard units to do so. The Right Sector formed a unit, and neo-Nazis also dominated the Azov Battalion, which was founded by Andriy Biletsky, an avowed white supremacist who claimed that Ukraine’s national purpose was to rid the country of Jews and other inferior races. It was the Azov Battalion, which was incorporated into the National Guard in 2014, that led the new government’s assault on the self-declared republics in eastern Ukraineand retook the city of Mariupol from separatist forces." Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Fair Davies Fair Observer, March 11, 2022



thehindu.com

"The Azov began as a military infantry unit made up of civilian volunteers drawn from far-right, neo-Nazi groups that were active in Ukraine, such as the Patriot of Ukraine gang and the Social National Assembly (SNA). With its highly motivated band of fighters, the Azov unit recaptured the strategic port city of Mariupol from the separatists. Following this crucial military triumph — which had eluded the official forces of Kyiv — the Azov unit was integrated into the National Guard of Ukraine in November 2014." The Hindu


"the Azov unit was integrated into the National Guard of Ukraine in November 2014."

 

["As the Trump administration mulls sending weapons to Ukraine, the question of far-right forces employed by the Kiev government has returned to the forefront. Some Western observers claim that there are no neo-Nazi elements in Ukraine, chalking the assertion up to propaganda from Moscow. Unfortunately, they are sadly mistaken.

There are indeed neo-Nazi formations in Ukraine. This has been overwhelmingly confirmed by nearly every major Western outlet. The fact that analysts are able to dismiss it as propaganda disseminated by Moscow is profoundly disturbing. It is especially disturbing given the current surge of neo-Nazis and white supremacists across the globe.

The most infamous neo-Nazi group in Ukraine is the 3,000-strong Azov Battalion, founded in 2014. Prior to creating Azov, its commander, Andriy Biletsky, headed the neo-Nazi group Patriot of Ukraine, members of which went on to form the core of Azov. Biletsky had stated that the mission of Ukraine is to “lead the White Races of the world in a final crusade for their survival … against the Semite-led Untermenschen.”

{mosads} Azov’s logo is composed of two emblems — the wolfsangel and the Sonnenrad — identified as neo-Nazi symbols by the Anti-Defamation League. The wolfsangel is used by the U.S. hate group Aryan Nations, while the Sonnenrad was among the neo-Nazi symbols at this summer’s deadly march in Charlottesville.

Azov’s neo-Nazi character has been covered by the New York Times, the Guardian, the BBC, the Telegraph and Reuters, among others. On-the-ground journalists from established Western media outlets have written of witnessing SS runes, swastikas, torchlight marches, and Nazi salutes. They interviewed Azov soldiers who readily acknowledged being neo-Nazis. They filed these reports under unambiguous headlines such as “How many neo-Nazis is the U.S. backing in Ukraine?” and “Volunteer Ukrainian unit includes Nazis.”


How is this Russian propaganda?


The U.N. and Human Rights Watch have accused Azov, as well as other Kiev battalions, of a litany of human rights abuses. In 2016, the Simon Wiesenthal Center caught Azov trying to recruit neo-Nazis in France; Brazilian authorities have uncovered similar attempts in Brazil. Azov’s official page on VK, a social media site used in Ukraine and Russia, features images of a white power tattoo and the Totenkopf symbol used by SS concentration camp guards and neo-Nazis today."


How is this Russian propaganda?


Ukraine’s far right, which encompasses more than Azov, regularly stages torchlight marches in honor of World War II-era Nazi collaborators (imagine Charlottesville, but with thousands of participants). On Jan. 1, Jewish media reported marchers chanting “Jews Out!” Last month, Radio Free Europe (RFE) — surely not an arm of the Kremlin — reported 20,000 marchers carrying torches in honor of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, which, according to RFE, “carried out vicious acts of ethnic cleansing in which tens of thousands of ethnic Poles in the region were killed.” RFE mentioned journalists spotting Nazi salutes during the march.]



 



UKRAINE'S AMERICAN CHAMPION SENATOR JOHN McCAIN



Senator John McCain, center, greets well-wishers in Independence Square in Kiev. Photograph: Sergei Chuzavkov/AP Photograph: Sergei Chuzavkov/AP. The Guardian Mon 16 Dec 2013 01.41 AEDT


Senator John McCain on Sunday told thousands of Ukrainian protesters camped on Kiev's main square that Ukraine's destiny lay in Europe and that it would make Europe better.

"Ukraine will make Europe better and Europe will make Ukraine better," he said to crowds protesting against President Viktor Yanukovich's U-turn in trade policy away from Europe towards Russia.


"We are here to support your just cause, the sovereign right of Ukraine to determine its own destiny freely and independently. And the destiny you seek lies in Europe," said McCain, a leading Republican voice on US foreign policy.




John McCain addressing protestors in Kiev Dec 15, 2013 The Guardian


McCain addressed huge protest in Kyiv

[McCain’s relationship with the Ukrainian people blossomed in 2013, when McCain visited Kyiv at a volatile time when the government was violently cracking down on protesters.

On Dec. 15, 2013, McCain spoke before a huge crowd of anti-government protesters in Kyiv’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti, or Independence Square…

“People of Ukraine, this is your moment. This is about you — no one else. This is about the future you want for your country,” McCain told the protesters. “This is about the future you deserve. A future in Europe. A future of peace …


“The free world is with you. America is with you. I am with you. And the destiny you seek lies in Europe. Ukraine will make Europe better, and Europe will make Ukraine better.”

McCain talked about speaking at the Maidan protest and later spending New Year’s Eve 2016 with Ukrainian marines “as two of the most inspiring experiences of his life,” Salter said."]



 


How are individuals like Sen John McCain and Ms Victoria Nuland (Assistant Secretary of State) able to go to another country and openly support a protest movement whose intention is to overthrow a democratically elected Government? A movement that kills people in the process in the Maidan riots of Feb 2014. That friends is the power of America. If you and I did that, we would be thrown in jail or expelled from the country.


THE MAIDAN PROTESTS

The Maidan or Euromaidan protests occurred in February 2014 which led to the overthrow of the elected pro-Russian Government of President Viktor Yanukovich. The Americans wanted Ukraine to go with Europe but Yanukovich sided with Russia which led to his downfall and ousting. He lives in exile in Russia.


The Question is asked:

Salon.com

"As the Euromaidan protests in the Ukrainian capitol of Kiev culminated this week, displays of open fascism and neo-Nazi extremism became too glaring to ignore. Since demonstrators filled the downtown square to battle Ukrainian riot police and demand the ouster of the corruption-stained, pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovich, it has been filled with far-right streetfighting men pledging to defend their country’s ethnic purity.


White supremacist banners and Confederate flags were draped inside Kiev’s occupied City Hall, and demonstrators have hoisted Nazi SS and white power symbols over a toppled memorial to V.I. Lenin. After Yanukovich fled his palatial estate by helicopter, EuroMaidan protesters destroyed a memorial to Ukrainians who died battling German occupation during World War II. Sieg heil salutes and the Nazi Wolfsangel symbol have become an increasingly common site in Maidan Square, and neo-Nazi forces have established “autonomous zones” in and around Kiev."


4 News Dec 16, 2013


"Protests continue in the Ukrainian capital after an endorsement from US Senator John McCain but at the heart of the movement in Kiev lies an extreme right wing party with links to the BNP*. Ukraine’s pro-EU protests show no sign of stopping – US Senator John McCain dined with opposition leaders this weekend, including the extreme far-right Svoboda party."


*BNP = British National Party. A far right fascist party in the United Kingdom


"Senator McCain later waved to protesters from the stage in Independence Square during a mass rally in Kiev, standing with Oleh Tyahnybok, leader of the anti-Semitic Svoboda party."


"After being pictured on stage at a rally with Fatherland leader, Vitaly Klitschko, and Svoboda’s Oleh Tyahnybok, McCain declared: “Those brave men and women should know that they are not alone. Their friends across the world stand in solidarity with them.”


Insider. businessinsider.com



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OLEH TYAHNYBOK - SVOBODA PARTY LEADER

This is Oleh Tyahnybok, he has claimed a "Moscow-Jewish mafia" rule Ukraine and that "Germans, Kikes and other scum" want to "take away our Ukrainian state."



THE NATION

"While most of the Western media describe the current crisis in Ukraine as a confrontation between authoritarianism and democracy, many of the shock troops who have manned barricades in Kiev and the western city of Lviv these past months represent a dark page in the country’s history and have little interest in either democracy or the liberalism of Western Europe and the United States."


“You’d never know from most of the reporting that far-right nationalists and fascists have been at the heart of the protests and attacks on government buildings,” reports Seumas Milne of the British Guardian. The most prominent of the groups has been the ultra-right-wing Svoboda or “Freedom” Party"

 

BBC NEWS

"An apparently bugged phone conversation in which a senior US diplomat disparages the EU over the Ukraine crisis has been posted online. The alleged conversation between Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, appeared on YouTube on Thursday. It is not clearly when the alleged conversation took place.

Here is a transcript, with analysis by BBC diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus:

Warning: This transcript contains swearing. [by Nuland]"


Asides from McCain, the other Senior US Diplomat in support of the Maidan protests was Ms Victoria Nuland seen below meeting the opposition leaders, Vitaly Klitschko (L) and Arseny Yatsenyuk (R) and President Yanukovych.


US Assistant Secretary of State Ms Nuland and US Ambassador to the Ukraine, Mr Pyatt (centre) met Ukrainian opposition leaders Vitaly Klitschko (L) and Arseny Yatsenyuk (R)


US Assistant Secretary of State, Ms Nuland also met President Yanukovych


US Assistant Secretary of State Ms Nuland with Oleh Tyahnybok, Svoboda Party Leader (left)



CATO INSTITUTE on VICTORIA NULAND

"Despite his leadership defects and character flaws, Yanukovych had been duly elected in balloting that international observers considered reasonably free and fair— about the best standard one can hope for outside the mature Western democracies. A decent respect for democratic institutions and procedures meant that he ought to be able to serve out his lawful term as president, which would end in 2016."


"Neither the domestic opposition nor Washington and its European Union allies behaved in that fashion. Instead, Western leaders made it clear that they supported the efforts of demonstrators to force Yanukovych to reverse course and approve the EU agreement or, if he would not do so, to remove the president before his term expired."


"Sen. John McCain (R‑AZ), the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, went to Kiev to show solidarity with the Euromaidan activists. McCain dined with opposition leaders, including members of the ultra right‐​wing Svoboda Party, and later appeared on stage in Maidan Square during a mass rally. He stood shoulder to shoulder with Svoboda leader Oleg Tyagnibok."


"But McCain’s actions were a model of diplomatic restraint compared to the conduct of Victoria Nuland, the assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs."

[As Ukraine’s political crisis deepened, Nuland and her subordinates became more brazen in favoring the anti‐​Yanukovych demonstrators. Nuland noted in a speech to the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation on December 13, 2013, that she had traveled to Ukraine three times in the weeks following the start of the demonstrations. Visiting the Maidan on December 5, she handed out cookies to demonstrators and expressed support for their cause.


The extent of the Obama administration’s meddling in Ukraine’s politics was breathtaking. Russian intelligence intercepted and leaked to the international media a Nuland telephone call in which she and U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Geoffey Pyatt discussed in detail their preferences for specific personnel in a post‐​Yanukovych government. The U.S‑favored candidates included Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the man who became prime minister once Yanukovych was ousted from power. During the telephone call, Nuland stated enthusiastically that “Yats is the guy” who would do the best job.


Nuland and Pyatt were engaged in such planning at a time when Yanukovych was still Ukraine’s lawful president. It was startling to have diplomatic representatives of a foreign country—and a country that routinely touts the need to respect democratic processes and the sovereignty of other nations—to be scheming about removing an elected government and replacing it with officials meriting U.S. approval.

"Washington’s conduct not only constituted meddling, it bordered on micromanagement. At one point, Pyatt mentioned the complex dynamic among the three principal opposition leaders, Yatsenyuk, Oleh Tyahnybok, and Vitali Klitschko. Both Pyatt and Nuland wanted to keep Tyahnybok and Klitschko out of an interim government. In the former case, they worried about his extremist ties; in the latter, they seemed to want him to wait and make a bid for office on a longer‐​term basis. Nuland stated that “I don’t think Klitsch should go into the government. I don’t think it’s necessary.” She added that what Yatseniuk needed “is Klitsch and Tyanhybok on the outside.”


 

The "Snipers' Massacre" on the Maidan in Ukraine

"The massacre of almost 50 Maidan protesters on February 20, 2014 was a turning point in Ukrainian politics and a tipping point in the conflict between the West and Russia over Ukraine. This mass killing of the protesters and the mass shooting of the police that preceded it led to the overthrow of the pro-Russian government of Viktor Yanukovych and gave a start to a civil war in Donbas in Eastern Ukraine, Russian military intervention in Crimea and Donbas, and an international conflict between the West and Russia over Ukraine. A conclusion promoted by the post-Yanukovych governments and the media in Ukraine that the massacre was perpetrated by government snipers and special police units on a Yanukovych order has been nearly universally accepted by the Western governments, the media, and many scholars. The Ukrainian government investigation identified members of the special company of Berkut as responsible for killings of the absolute majority of the protesters, but did not release any evidence in support, with the exception of videos of the massacre. The question is which side organized the “snipers’ massacre.” This paper is the first academic study of this crucial case of the mass killing. It uses a theory of rational choice and a Weberian theory of instrumental rationality to examine actions of major actors both from the Yanukovych government, specifically various police and security forces, and the Maidan opposition, specifically its far right and oligarchic elements, during the massacre. The paper analyzes a large amount of evidence from different publicly available sources concerning this massacre and killings of specifics protestors. Qualitative content analysis includes the following data: about 1,500 videos and recordings of live internet and TV broadcasts from mass media and social media in different countries (some 150 Gigabytes) , news reports and social media posts by more than 100 journalists covering the massacre from Kyiv, some 5,000 photos, and nearly 30 gigabytes of publicly available radio intercepts of snipers and commanders from the special Alfa unit of the Security Service of Ukraine and Internal Troops, and Maidan massacre trial recordings. This study also employs field research on site of the massacre, eyewitness reports by both Maidan protesters and government special units commanders, statements by both former and current government officials, estimates of approximate ballistic trajectories, bullets and weapons used, and types of wounds among both protesters and the police. This study establishes a precise timeline for various events of the massacre, the locations of both the shooters and the government snipers, and the specific timeline and locations of nearly 50 protesters’ deaths. It also briefly analyzes other major cases of violence during and after the “Euromaidan.” This study includes two video appendixes. This academic investigation concludes that the massacre was a false flag operation, which was rationally planned and carried out with a goal of the overthrow of the government and seizure of power. It found various evidence of the involvement of an alliance of the far right organizations, specifically the Right Sector and Svoboda, and oligarchic parties, such as Fatherland. Concealed shooters and spotters were located in at least 20 Maidan-controlled buildings or areas. The various evidence that the protesters were killed from these locations include some 70 testimonies, primarily by Maidan protesters, several videos of “snipers” targeting protesters from these buildings, comparisons of positions of the specific protesters at the time of their killing and their entry wounds, and bullet impact signs. The study uncovered various videos and photos of armed Maidan “snipers” and spotters in many of these buildings. The paper presents implications of these findings for understanding the nature of the change of the government in Ukraine, the civil war in Donbas, Russian military intervention in Crimea and Donbas, and an international conflict between the West and Russia over Ukraine." The "Snipers' Massacre" on the Maidan in Ukraine. Ivan Katchanovski. University of Ottawa. September 2015. Conference: Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association. San Francisco Meeting. Project: Conflict in Ukraine

What have we learnt?

  • Ukraine did have a WW II NAZI division, the Ukrainian Waffen SS Division

  • Ukrainians at home and abroad deny their Nazi collaboration

  • The Waffen-SS was designated a criminal organization at the Nuremberg Trial

  • WEST UKRAINE is the stronghold of Ukrainian Nazism - Lviv is its capital

  • WEST UKRAINE is the stronghold of Ukrainian Nationalism

  • WEST UKRAINE is the centre of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

  • The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church supported the Waffen SS Division

  • The Church had its chaplains embedded in the Waffen Nazi SS Division

  • The Neo-Nazi AZOV regiment was merged with Ukraine's National guard.

  • Far Right organisations were involved in the Maidan shootings

  • The Americans added fuel to the fire in the Maidan protests

  • Prominent in this were Sen John McCain & Assis Sec of State Victoria Nuland

  • The US tried to arrange a Washington friendly Ukraninian government

  • Nuland & Pyatt planned the new regime while Yanukovych was in power

  • Russia felt uneasy about the Nazis, the West's interference in Ukraine and possible NATO encroachment and like they say the rest is history

  • Ukraine is now fighting America's war.


Interesting to remember that:

"The Soviet Union is estimated to have suffered the highest number of WWII casualties. As many as 27 million Soviets lost their lives, with as many as 11.4 million military deaths joined by up to 10 million civilian deaths due to military activity and an additional 8 million to 9 million deaths due to famine and disease. Those totals do not include the more than 14 million Soviet soldiers who were wounded during the war. Among the Soviet Union's 15 republics, Russia withstood the highest number of casualties, with 6,750,000 military deaths and 7,200,000 civilian deaths. Ukraine tallied the second-highest casualties, with 1,650,000 military deaths and 5,200,000 civilian deaths."

Research Starters: Worldwide Deaths in World War II

Costs of the War - Brittanica

World War II casualties - Wiki


Who was Russia fighting against? The Papacy and the USA with Nazi Ukraine the vehicle.

Surprised that Putin called for the De-Nazification of the Ukraine?


 


So why didn't Pope Pius XII speak up against the Nazis when he knew the Jews, Poles and others were being systematically murdered by Hitler's Nazis?


  • Was the church in bed with the Nazis?

  • Did the church use / allow the Nazis to do its bidding?

  • Was safeguarding the church, the Pope's aim in not openly condemning the Nazis?

  • Is the Ukraine another pawn in the fulfilment of the church's purposes?

  • What about relations between Papal Rome and the Orthodox church?


See part 2 of UKRAINE, THE CHURCH & THE NAZIS


This webpage is by no means complete and will be added to / modified by God's grace, as new information comes to light.


May God bless you as you study into these things for the time is at hand.

Elias

www.returnofelias.org





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