by BRETT REDMAYNE-TITLEY
The UK taxpayer is funding a Nazi regime in Ukraine rather than prioritising its domestic interests
THE origin of the war in Ukraine and its propagation of neo- Nazism can be traced back to the 2014 Ukrainian revolution, which saw America help overthrow the legitimately elected president, Viktor Yanukovych, and create the terror of Maidan Square.
Months before, Assistant U.S. Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, had publicly stated that the U.S. had spent $5 billion to support democracy in Ukraine.
When that ‘democracy’ spiralled into predictable national violence, much to the dismay of European leaders, Nuland famously stated, “Fuck the EU.” A three-word synopsis for U.S. democratic diplomacy then and now.
Regionally and culturally Ukraine is divided East to West, on either side of the Dnieper River with the capital, Kyiv at the north end. Eastern Ukraine is primarily culturally Russian and has been for centuries. The 1939 Molotov / Ribbentrop Pact divided Poland and Ukraine along new borders and today western Ukraine is far more aligned culturally and politically with western Europe and the U.S. For these reasons, western Ukraine has great animosity towards the East, hence the 2014 election was very close and violent.
Yanukovych was from the Donbas of far eastern Ukraine and until the 2014 election, the people of the city regions of Luhansk (LPR), Donetsk (DPR), and the Donbas had little to fear from the Ukrainian government. These regions are the important industrial, manufacturing and mining centres of Ukraine while the western half is far more agrarian.
Regardless, east and west lived in relative harmony post-1939 until 2014. On February 20 that year, pro-democracy snipers murdered in cold blood forty-nine innocent Ukrainians and four policemen in one night, during the U.S.-backed post-election protests against Yanukovych at Maidan Square.
The murders - falsely blamed on Russia - had the intended effect of sending Ukraine into a tailspin of East vs. West anti-Russian ultra-violence. Yanukovych abandoned the presidency and went to Russia; Parliament installed Arseniy Yatsenyuk as temporary president until new elections brought to power Petro Poroshenko, who was aligned with U.S. interests and did nothing to restrict the growing influence of the neo-Nazi Right Sector or Azov Battalion. Thus began the Ukraine war.
Before 2014, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) had been rife with anti-Russian/Jewish sentiment for decades but were held in check by Yanukovych and other Russia-aligned leaders. During WWII, Ukrainian Nazi collaborator, Stepan Bandera, achieved hero status in western Ukraine for his genocide against Ukrainian Russians and Jews, and statues were erected in his honour after he was assassinated in 1959.
Bandera was unabashedly a neo-Nazi and created his legion of the like-minded. However, his death only galvanised his underground supporters, many of whom remained within, not only the Ukrainian Army, but the political structure itself.
This is evidenced by a Ukrainian politician, Andriy Parubiy. He has served as Deputy Speaker and Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament from 2014 to 2019, and Secretary of National Security and the Defence Council of Ukraine. Andriy Parubiy is a Nazi.
He has proudly proclaimed this many times before his parliament, before the Ukrainian military and the public on TV.
When Poroshenko was elected, Washington used this opportunity to open the floodgates into Ukraine for U.S. weaponry and military training, in preparation for its eventual defacto assault on the East and Russian influence there. As such, Ukraine incrementally became the largest military in Europe. It was also at this time, that the previously suppressed “Banderists” dominated the AFU and Ukrainian politics, much to the pleasure of the U.S. and NATO.
The Right Sector are admittedly disciples of Stepan Bandera, and exert neo-Nazi influence as they act as a political watchdog, propagating their philosophy across Ukraine. The AFU is not exclusively Banderist but the massive Azov battalion stationed in the east is predominately so. Like Bandera, they hate Ukrainian Russians and Jews.
The United Nations Human Rights Commission reported that over 14,000 Eastern Ukrainians have been killed since 2014, as they repeatedly begged Russia for military assistance to help their regional militias fight back.
To stop this slaughter in 2014, Russia brokered a truce called the Minsk Protocols which the AFU ignored. This was followed in 2015 by Minsk II which also had no practical effect on the AFU genocide. For seven years, this terror continued unchecked, as Washington salivated in the wings for more dead Russians.
In 2019, Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian and actor famous for his role in the TV series, Servant of the People, (where he played the role of gun-toting Ukraine President) defeated Poroshenko in a landslide by promising peace through honouring the Minsk accords and controlling corruption and the rising violence of the Right Sector. But it took mere months for the Ukrainians to become the brunt of this comedian’s dark joke that saw him become, not a leader for peace, but a U.S. and Banderist puppet.
With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the divestiture of its many satellite countries in 1990, NATO had promised not to expand into these countries. However, almost without exception NATO expanded and began to ring Russia with U.S. weapons and NATO influence. With Ukraine being the launching point for past wars against Russia, the Kremlin had made it clear to the U.S. that Ukraine joining NATO was a red line.
For the UK media to suggest that Russia was not incrementally provoked into defending both Eastern Ukraine and its own national interests is to turn the truth on its head. With spring being historically the best time to begin a war, during February Zelensky ordered the Azov Battalion and the AFU to begin amassing 100,000 troops and munitions towards the east in preparation for a massive attack designed to take back the autonomous eastern regions.
The DPR, LPR and Donbas militias again begged Russia for intervention but Putin still refused. Instead, the Russians tried diplomacy and repeatedly contacted Washington and Kyiv in an effort not to militarily intervene. The demands were simple and rational: Abide by Minsk I & II; not attack the East; de-Nazify the AFU and not join NATO.
The U.S. and Kyiv did not respond. In an effort to get a negotiated response, and with the AFU continuing to amass forces eastward, Russia began to prepare its army on the Russia/ Ukraine border. Instead of negotiating with Russia for peace, Ukraine and the Western media falsely screamed ‘Russian aggression’.
Then, in the last week of February, Zelensky did the unthinkable. He informed the U.S. that he was now willing to allow U.S. nuclear weapons into Ukraine.
The next day, the Russian army crossed into Eastern Ukraine. Thus began the Russian/Ukrainian war and the incredible barbarity of the AFU.
For the Western media to cover up the neo-Nazi connection in Ukraine is the biggest lie of this war. Certainly, both sides are guilty of atrocity, but there has been a different kind of barbarity by the AFU that is beyond the pale of war because the AFU and the Avovs consider and treat all Ukrainian Russians, Jews and even peace advocates as vermin. They have given up all morality. Witness the killings of the innocent, the torture and killings of prisoners, the firing on civilian targets, the mining of the humanitarian corridors to prevent escape, and the execution of anyone who suggests peace, much less negotiation, and the Swastikas and pro-Nazi tattoos scrawled on the hands, arms, necks and chests of the AFU killers.
Many facts are being ignored, such as the network of U.S. bio-weapons labs discovered across Ukraine and that the Ukrainian army is not winning this war, it is being decimated. Air Force, Navy, fuel refineries, supply and railway lines destroyed. 50,000 men dead with so many surrendering that the Russians are building larger POW camps. All men 16-60 being - by law - conscripted as replacements. NATO munitions supplies destroyed as soon as they cross the Polish border, and command and control communications centres are in ruins.
Boris Johnson’s favourite democratic champion, President Zelensky, signed a new law banning all opposition parties from existence, after already arresting five generals and the main opposition leader, Viktor Medvedchuk as ‘anti-heroes’ for the treasonous crime of suggesting peace.
Brett Redmayne-Titley has spent the last decade travelling and documenting the ‘Sorrows of Empire’. An archive of his many articles can be found at watchingromeburn.uk. He can be contacted at live-on-scene@gmx. com