Comments on: Vladimir Putin calls Ukraine fascist and country’s new law helps make his case http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/14/putin-ties-ukraines-government-to-neo-nazis-a-new-law-seems-to-back-him-up/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: pa55wird http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/14/putin-ties-ukraines-government-to-neo-nazis-a-new-law-seems-to-back-him-up/#comment-1046844 Fri, 22 May 2015 21:52:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40357#comment-1046844 bull

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By: czarnajama http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/14/putin-ties-ukraines-government-to-neo-nazis-a-new-law-seems-to-back-him-up/#comment-1046837 Fri, 22 May 2015 20:48:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40357#comment-1046837 While there is a lot of truth in this article, the OUN/UPA celebration does not justify the Russian invasion of Ukraine or the annexation of Crimea. The current Ukrainian far-right received only negligible support in last year’s elections, so OUN/UPA are not political players today. The Russians would dearly love for Poland to retake Western Ukraine while Russia absorbs the rest of Ukraine, but that just won’t happen. In all of Eastern Europe, the partisans who kept on fighting the Soviets after WWII are being celebrated today as heroes, even though many of them did unspeakable things. Tragically, the Soviets did much worse things to the millions living there, and hence the praise now being given to those who opposed the Soviets is understandable, though misguided. The process of coming to terms with the past had been progressing well in all of Europe and in Russia, until Putin and cronies decided to play with the fire of nationalism. Hence the unfortunate glorification of long-ago defeated militias in Ukraine, Poland and elsewhere, and apologia for Stalin and the NKVD in Russia.

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By: Seriously_ http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/14/putin-ties-ukraines-government-to-neo-nazis-a-new-law-seems-to-back-him-up/#comment-1046599 Thu, 21 May 2015 22:12:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40357#comment-1046599 I think Josh, you wrote the article about something you have no knowledge of. Its not, (OUN) and (UPA) helped to carry Holocaust but you cooperating with fascist Russia yourself now.
There was some individuals guilty of crimes against humanity, a lot of them were Jewish themselves and many countries cooperated with Nazis including Russia, Finland and many more European countries… does not mean they they helped to carry Holocaust. OUN and UPA cooperated to fight Soviet Union, please read the true history before showing off your stupidity.
What you did, – you just copied and paste Putin’s propaganda to discriminate Ukraine.

P.S. Just wonder now, who wrote this article for you?…
May be soon you’ll read article about yourself, exposing you and your true employer. And please, don’t remove my comment…comrad

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By: demiboone http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/14/putin-ties-ukraines-government-to-neo-nazis-a-new-law-seems-to-back-him-up/#comment-1046173 Thu, 21 May 2015 11:00:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40357#comment-1046173 A great hero of West-Ukraine Nationalism is General Vlasov a Red Army traitor who began working for Nazi Germany and formed the SS ROA. The West brags of his fighting ability against the Red Army but he fought them only once in Feb 1944 and was crushed. On May 6, 1945, Vlasov received a request from the commander of the first ROA division, General Sergei Bunyachenko, for permission to turn his weapons against the Nazi SS forces and aid Czech resistance fighters in the Prague uprising. Vlasov at first disapproved, then reluctantly allowed Bunyachenko to proceed. On May 8, 1945 the Germans surrendered unconditionally so ,in fact, the ROA fought the Germans for only one day. The West-Ukraine’s myth is that he fought a long sustained battle against Nazi Germany but I would hardly consider one day enough time to put together a strong resistance.

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By: DennisMyers http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/14/putin-ties-ukraines-government-to-neo-nazis-a-new-law-seems-to-back-him-up/#comment-1045770 Wed, 20 May 2015 19:49:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40357#comment-1045770 If they could only honor the good parts, while preserving the everlasting right to criticize and denounce the bad parts….

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/14/putin-ties-ukraines-government-to-neo-nazis-a-new-law-seems-to-back-him-up/#comment-1045365 Mon, 18 May 2015 19:49:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40357#comment-1045365 Putin is an incapable leader. His economy is sinking, and is now slightly smaller than that of Italy. Italy! The largest country on Earth has an economy the size of… Italy. Boo. Russian GDP per capita is now smaller than Czech republic. Into the toilet Russia heads, as more investors pull out each week.

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By: Engineer2005 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/14/putin-ties-ukraines-government-to-neo-nazis-a-new-law-seems-to-back-him-up/#comment-1045018 Mon, 18 May 2015 07:48:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40357#comment-1045018 Here are core tenets of Fascism according to Wikipedia: Nationalism, Totalitarianism, Single-party state, Personality cult, Dictatorship, Militarism, Direct action, Imperialism,….. sound familiar? Sieg Heil Putin!

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By: FTM http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/14/putin-ties-ukraines-government-to-neo-nazis-a-new-law-seems-to-back-him-up/#comment-1044845 Sun, 17 May 2015 20:52:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40357#comment-1044845 Suppose they shot down Flight MH 17 ??? Didnt think so, so easily forgotten

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By: Cyberblunt http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/14/putin-ties-ukraines-government-to-neo-nazis-a-new-law-seems-to-back-him-up/#comment-1044282 Sun, 17 May 2015 06:50:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40357#comment-1044282 I understand Ukraine is trying to give credence to history to make their identity and bring their culture to their world stage. Whether you are soviet, Ukrainian, Nazi, Imperial Japan, USA, Communist china or Muslim people have collaborated with all the persons that make this world a dump.

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By: BraveNewWrld http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/14/putin-ties-ukraines-government-to-neo-nazis-a-new-law-seems-to-back-him-up/#comment-1044209 Sat, 16 May 2015 20:14:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40357#comment-1044209 Once again – quite reasonable article. A historical erratum is in place here, though. The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists was founded in 1929 in Lwow, then Poland, primarily to liberate the West Ukraine from the Polish rule. OUN was a revolutionary terrorist organization, engaged in killings and terror, which culminated in killing the Polish Interior Minister. Here is the relevant quote from Wikipedia,

the OUN accepted violence as a political tool against foreign and domestic enemies of their cause. Most of its activity was directed against Polish politicians and government representatives. Under the command of the Western Ukrainian Territorial Executive (established February 1929), the OUN carried out hundreds of acts of sabotage in Galicia and Volhynia, including a campaign of arson against Polish landowners (which helped provoke the 1930 Pacification), boycotts of state schools and Polish tobacco and liquor monopolies, dozens of expropriation attacks on government institutions to obtain funds for its activities, and assassinations. From 1921 to 1939 UVO and OUN carried out 63 known assassinations: 36 Ukrainians (among them one communist), 25 Poles, 1 Russian and 1 Jew.

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