Jason Ditz / AntiWar.com & RT News & Algemeiner News & Global Research – 2014-03-04 00:14:22
Report: Ukraineâ€™s Right Sector Leader Urges Terror Attacks on Russia
Jason Ditz / AntiWar.com
(March 2, 2014) — In addition to being the front-line of Kiev’s protests last month, Ukraine’s Right Sector is also a major thorn in the side of the interim Ukrainian governmentâ€™s credibility, seemingly the worst-case scenario faction possible.
Western nations had apparently decided to look the other way at the groupâ€™s overt neo-Nazi affiliations, and the latest reports have the groupâ€™s leader Dmitryo Yarosh courting terrorists as potential allies for the new Ukraine. [See story below.]
In a post of the Right Sector’s social media page, Yarosh claims long-standing Ukrainian support for “Chechen militants,” and urges terrorist leader Doku Umarov to launch attacks against Russia in support of Ukraine.
Yarosh claims the ongoing chaos in Crimea provides a “unique chance” for Umarov to defeat Russia once and for all. Russia has sent troops to Crimea to back the autonomous region’s secession from the Ukraine. The protester-installed interim government in Ukraine has dubbed this a declaration of war, and has been courting Western intervention on their behalf.
Ukraine Nationalist Leader Calls on ‘Most Wanted’ Terrorist Umarov ‘To Act against Russia’
MOSCOW (March 1, 2014) — A leader of the Ukrainian radical group Pravy Sektor (Right Sector), Dmitry Yarosh, has called on Russiaâ€™s most wanted terrorist Doku Umarov to act against Russia in an address posted on Right Sectorâ€™s page in VKontakte social network.
The statement points out that “many Ukrainians with arms in the hands” supported Chechen militants in their fight against Russians and “it is time to support Ukraine now.”
The message, signed “leader of Right Sector Dmitry Yarosh” then calls on Umarov “to activate his fight” and “take a unique chance to win” over Russia.
Yarosh, who is a self-proclaimed deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, leads the far-right militant Right Sector group. He used to be a leader of radical nationalist group Trident, which became the core of the Right Sector.
Yarosh attended the February 21st political gathering at the renamed Independence Square shortly after the signing of the deal that returned the country to the 2004 constitution. He shared the stage with virtually all of Ukraineâ€™s prominent opposition politicians, including former superstar boxer and leader of the Democratic Alliance for Reform, Vitaliy Klitschko.
In the following video, surrounded by masked units from his far-right following, he declares victory and vows to continue fighting, as the crowd cheers in a military fashion.
The radical leader has been consistently anti-Russian in his statements, calling for the destruction and division of the “Moscow Empire” and openly supporting Chechen militants and Georgian aggression. Yarosh believes Russia is Ukraineâ€™s “eternal foe” and has said that war between the two countries is “inevitable.”
Aside from his beliefs on Russia, the Right Sector leader believes Ukraine should be “careful” with its future EU membership, as the “bureaucratic monster of Brussels” is “doing everything to bring to naught the national identity” of EU member countries.
Yaroshâ€™s outrageous plea to terrorist Doku Umarov exhibits the “guts of the so-called new Ukrainian authorities,”Chairman of the Presidium of the Russian Congress of Peoples of the Caucasus told Itar-Tass.
“Extremists, nationalists of all stripes, flooded the peaceful republic threatening it with chaos and violence,” Aliy Totorkulov said.
Even the fact of Yaroshâ€™s address, whose “hands are stained with blood” shows that the Ukraineâ€™s extreme right”Maidan sponsors” and the forces supporting the instability in Caucasus come from a “single-center” of extremism, Totorkulov stressed.
“We strongly support the deployment of Russian troops to resolve the situation in Crimea as well as provide assistance to other Ukrainian regions, where the population rejects nationalism and asks [Russia] for help and protection.”
During the recent riots in Ukraine, Yarosh rejected any negotiations with the Ukrainian government, calling on his supporters to defy the truces and agreements of the government and the opposition.
The Right Sector has been referred to as the most active, the most radical and the best organized group in the Ukrainian unrest. Well-equipped masked rioters from Right Sector often used clubs, petrol bombs and firearms against the Ukrainian police. Some notorious members of the radical movement have continued to use rifles and pistols to intimidate local authorities, which they believe should be “afraid” of the people.
Although the violent acts of the group have been well-documented by media and placed on YouTube, Western powers have largely ignored its actions and persisted with describing the protests in Ukraine as “peaceful.”
After meeting with Ukrainian protesters, including Right Sector members, in late January, Western representatives went as far as saying that they were “convinced that these people posed no threat.”
The Russian Foreign Ministryâ€™s commissioner for human rights Konstantin Dolgov said that Moscow awaits the Westâ€™s reaction to Yaroshâ€™s appeal to Umarov.
“The Ukrainian neo-fascist Yarosh has appealed to terrorist Umarov,” Dolgov wrote on Twitter. “Does the West place their stake on such Ukrainian â€˜democratsâ€™? Will they react to this?”
Umarov, who commanded groups of militants in both Chechen wars and organized several large terror acts, is the most wanted terrorist in Russia. Umarov has claimed responsibility for several attacks on Russian civilians, including the 2010 Moscow Metro bombings and the 2011 Domodedovo International Airport bombing, which killed dozens of people and injured hundreds.
In March 2011, Umarov was put on the UN Security Councilâ€™s Al-Qaeda and Taliban Sanctions Committee list of individuals. The US government has also announced a $5 million reward for information leading to the terrorist leaderâ€™s capture.
The self-proclaimed â€˜Emir of the Caucasus Emirateâ€™ routinely recorded video addresses, in which he incited terror attacks against Russian government forces and civilians.
He last appeared alive in a video posted on the internet in summer 2013, calling to step up terrorist activities and thwart the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Umarovâ€™s long absence led rumors of his death to spread, but so far this has not been officially confirmed.
Meanwhile the social media page of the Right Sector group, where the message has been posted, was taken down as it has violated companyâ€™s policies by posting prohibited content. The VKontakte page now states that the “community has been blocked at the request of Roskomnadzor as it has been added to the register of prohibited content.”
The Right Sector social media VKontakte page had over 375,000 followers and was used for coordinating the actions of the movement’s cells across Ukraine.
After the outrageous message caught the attention of world media, a Right Sector representative has claimed that the movement has nothing to do with the posting and that one of their administrator’s accounts was “hacked.”
Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Urges Jews
To Flee Kiev after Attack on Students
Gidon Ben-Zvi / Algemeiner News & Heritage Florida Jewish News>
(February 28, 2014) — One of Ukraine’s chief rabbis, Moshe Reuven Asman, urged Jews to leave the capital city Kiev following a reported anti-Semitic attack on two Chabad yeshiva students in the city last month, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported.
“I told my community to get out of the city and if possible out of the state… there are many warnings about planned attacks against Jewish institutions,” Asman said, adding, “We have been told by the Israeli Embassy to not go outside.”
Many members of Kiev’s Jewish community live within walking distance of the main square in the city that has recently become the focus of anti-government riots, according to Ma’ariv.
In recent days, chaos has gripped the area following the escalation of violence between government security forces and members of the opposition, with institutions around the city closing and subways no longer operating.
While Chief Rabbi Asman has been forced to close down the city’s Jewish schools, he continues to conduct three prayer services daily in his synagogue, Ma’ariv said.
“The situation here is dire,” said Yossi Asman, a Chabad yeshiva student and son of the chief rabbi. “We have been gathering up families and shuttling them out to safer neighborhoods.”
Edward Dolinsky, head of the umbrella organization responsible for Ukraine’s Jews, said the city’s dwindling food supply has provoked a state of panic among Kiev’s inhabitants.
“We have appealed to [Israeli] Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to please help us protect our community,” Dolinsky added.
Gidon Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem correspondent for the Algemeiner newspaper.
“We Are Putting our Hopes in a
New Generation of Politicians”
Prof Michel Chossudovsky / Global Research
(March 1, 2014) — Svoboda is a Neo-Nazi Party, Ukraineâ€™s fourth biggest party holding 36 seats out of 450 in parliament. Theyâ€™re also part of the Alliance of European National Movements along with the BNP and Jobbik.
Svoboda is supported directly by Washington.
This is Svoboda and the “Right Sector”: the Neo-Nazi group, which led the “protest movement” in Ukraine. These Neo-Nazis are armed gunmen.
The BBC headlines read: “We are putting our hopes in a new generation of politicians” amidst reports that an arrest warrant has been issued for the democratically elected president.
Speaker of the Parliament Oleksandr Turchynov who issued the arrest warrant directed against President Viktor Yanukovych stated “We must move towards a national government by Tuesday”. That government, were it to be formed, would be integrated by Svoboda.”
That coalition government has now been formed with Neo-Nazis of the Svoboda and Right Sector parties in control of the Armed Forces, National security, Justice and Education.
While Obama is accusing Russia of interventionism, the US and the EU are supportive of both the terrorist Neo-Nazi militia as well as the Svoboda party. Meanwhile, the media is mum: discussion of EU-US support to Neo-Nazi political formation is a taboo.
The existence of a Neo-Nazi party working in tandem with Brown shirts militia is casually denied. Those who dare raise the issue are accused of propagandizing
Who is Lying? Who is Telling the Truth?
Scroll down to meet the “new generation of politicians” supported and financed by the Obama administration. Six major portfolios are controlled by the Neo-Nazis.
Photo Gallery of Scenes at Anti-Russian Rallies with Captions
Images compiled by Michel Chossudovsky
Photo: Svobodaâ€™s Oleh Tyahnybok doing their party salute when re-elected their leader. [A stiff-armed Nazi salute.]
Photo: John McCain with leader of the Neo-Nazi Svoboda Party Oleh Tyahnybok. McCain on a “Business Trip” to Kiev
Photo: US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland together Neo Nazi Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok
Photo: “The far-right in Ukraine are acting as the vanguard of a protest movement that is being reported as pro-democracy.
The situation on the ground is not as simple as pro-EU and trade versus pro-Putin and Russian hegemony in the region.”
Photo: Ukrainian Neo-Nazi skinheads in anti-government parade.
Photo: 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
Photo: “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 Laneâ€™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.”
Photo: Patriots burn flags, while white power flags are flown throughout the crowd
Photo: 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).
Svobodaâ€™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”.
Photo: 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.
Photo: Svoboda march together with UPA and other nationalists to the memory of Nazi ally, Stepan Bandera, Kyiv 2011.
Photo: 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 â€˜Svobodaâ€™ Pan-Ukrainian Association.
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