Victory Day in Kiev in happier days
As you read this, reflect on the fact that the Galician Uniate nationalists glorify the convicted murderer S A Bandera and the massacres of the UPA and Nazi collaborators in the VOV, and they support the present terrorist operation in Novorossiya. Such filthiness is truly beyond the pale. Their divorce from reality and lack of simple decency knows no bounds. More on this later…
Ukrainian war veterans think that the new law “On the Condemnation of the Communist and National Socialist (Nazi) Totalitarian Régimes in Ukraine and Banning Promotion of their Symbolism” is insulting… they fear that the government will ban the celebration of Victory Day. However, they’re not going to abandon plans to march on the Khreschatik, even if extremist rightwingers open fire on them.
Nikolai Martynov, the head of the Kiev branch of the Organisation of Ukrainian Veterans said in an interview with the Ukrainian edition of Golos (The Voice) that the “anti-communist law” adopted by the Rada robs the VOV veterans of Victory Day, saying, “The presidential decree abolishing the very idea of the Great Victory of the Great Patriotic War is nothing but a robbery… destroying the 9 May holiday to focus on 8 March… calling it the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation. When V A Yushchenko came to power, he asked us about reconciliation. We said that the leadership of our organisation couldn’t resolve this issue by ourselves… we decided to ask the veterans. We interviewed them, at that time 99.9 percent of them told us that we couldn’t reconcile with them, we couldn’t rehabilitate them… that could never happen, they said. What is there to be reconciled, anyway? We signed a treaty with Nazi Germany… it surrendered”.
Martynov emphasised that the bill is unconstitutional, noting, “We’re against the law and against the decree. We veterans think that it’s unclear how they made such a decision without a referendum. How could they enforce it without having public opinion behind their decision? This “totalitarian communist régime” referred to in the bill defeated Nazi Germany and liberated most of Europe; after the war, the economy recovered and the Ukraine was amongst the top ten leading countries of the world in all respects. The ideology of the communists and that of the fascists were completely contrary to one another”. Martynov also observed that if junta strongman Poroshenko approved this ban, Defenders of the Fatherland Day would be the next to go in the Ukraine, saying, “Before and after the war 23 February was festival dedicated to our holy warriors and to the highest level of patriotism. They chose to move it to 14 October… the date of the founding of the UPA, which stabbed us in the back”.
The website Politnavigator reported that Martynov said that 33,000 VOV vets live in Kiev. In addition, he stated that if the veterans don’t hide communist symbols, there’s a risk of an attack from Right Sector rightwing extremists, “There’s a replica of the Victory Banner In my office… it’s the banner of the veterans. However, there are lowlifes hanging out in the city centre. Therefore, I’m afraid if the Right Sector showed up, these lowlifes would try to strangle me with this banner. We do feel intimidated. We fear provocations from the SBU or some other law enforcement agency”. Retired Colonel Dmitri Stadnyuk, a veteran frontline grunt (фронтовик), stated, “We’d never agree with the idea that we can’t celebrate 9 May… We’ll march openly on the Khreschatik. Let them try to shoot at us! We aren’t afraid. We’ll fight, if it comes to that”.
The Verkhovnaya Rada passed a law on 9 April “On the Condemnation of the Communist and National Socialist (Nazi) Totalitarian Régimes in Ukraine and Banning Promotion of their Symbolism”. The Rada’s website stated that they passed the law “to prevent the recurrence of crimes (sic) of Communist and National Socialist (Nazi) totalitarian régimes, any discrimination based on nationality, social, class, ethnic, racial or other grounds in the future, the restoration of historical and social justice, eliminating the threat of the independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and national security of the Ukraine”. However, the Ukrainian website Vesti (News) pointed up that the true purpose of this “law” is to divert attention from the corruption investigation of junta “Prime Minister” A P Yatsenyuk.
15 April 2015
I agree with Colonel Stadnyuk:
We’ll never agree with the idea that we can’t celebrate 9 May… We’ll march openly on the Khreschatik. Let them try to shoot at us! We aren’t afraid. We’ll fight, if it comes to that.
Here’s your choice… you can glorify Nazi collaborators and pro-American terrorists or you can glorify the heroes of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army. That’s all that I’m going to say or need to say on that. If you support the US Republican Party, you support those who uphold those who glorify the Nazis and who wish to impose the Unia on an Orthodox land… if you support the commies, you uphold those who stand up for Holy Rus and Holy Orthodoxy… that be the choice, too.