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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Poland Backs Away From Dialogue After the Ukraine Glorifies Nazi Collaborators

00 poland anti-ukrainian demonstration. 25.04.15

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Polish President Bronisław Maria Komorowski ruled out any further “historic dialogue” with the Ukraine following its glorification of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) as fighters for independence. Komorowski condemned the Ukrainian Rada’s recent recognition of the UPA as fighters for independence, telling TVN24 news channel, “There could be no reconciliation between Poland and the Ukraine without a dialogue. We have a lot of work ahead in [setting] our relations with the Ukraine”. President Komorowski noted that the misfortune of the recently adopted law is that it prevents any further historic dialogue between the two countries. However, he added that communication between the two countries isn’t over, and that both sides should search for a positive solution to the existing tension in relations.

On 9 April, the Rada passed a “Law on the Status and Memory of the Participants in the Struggle for Independence in the 20th Century”, recognising ultranationalist groups like the UPA and Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) as freedom fighters. The above term also includes anyone who fought for Ukraine’s independence between November 1917 and 24 August 1991, as part of formal, informal, underground, military, or guerrilla groups. The move came several hours after Komorowski’s visit to Ukraine and his call for reconciliation between the Polish and Ukrainian people, following their difficult and complex common history. Komorowski then expressed hope that old disputes and quarrels “won’t get in the way in the path to good dialogue between the two countries and peoples”. Over the past decade, attempts by Ukrainian historians to rehabilitate the UPA strained Ukrainian-Polish relations. Polish historians blame the killing of between 100,000 and 130,000 Polish civilians and 5,000-10,000 Ukrainian civilians in Volynia and Eastern Galicia on the UPA, claims which Ukrainian historians have downplayed or denied outright.

23 April 2015

Sputnik International

http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150423/1021261030.html

Read also:

http://sputniknews.com/cartoons/20150410/1020716067.html

http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150413/1020813363.html

http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150419/1021100727.html

http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150418/1021062245.html

Editor:

The UPA did murder thousands… partly at the behest of the Nazis, partly at the behest of the Americans, and partly on their own nickel. Reflect on this… S A Bandera was a convicted murderer… he’s GOD to all the Galician Uniate nationalists. Need I say more?

BMD

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

21 April 2015. The Workers and Peasants Red Army Liberated the Death Camps… Galician Uniate Nationalists Helped Run Them… and That’s Not “Deceitful Russian Propaganda”

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The Galician Uniates are screaming about “deceitful Russian propaganda”… well, in 1945 the Workers and Peasants Red Army LIBERATED Oświęcim… Galician Uniate nationalists helped run the camp and they rounded-up people for the Nazis. I seem to see a difference there. The people who honour Lenin, honour the Red Army heroes who liberated the camps. The people who honour Bandera and the UPA, honour those who helped the Nazis run the camps. That’s not “deceitful Russian propaganda”…

BMD

21 April 2015. Thank You for the Victory! Uphold the Values of the Anti-Hitler Coalition, NOT the Values of the Nazi Monsters!

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The above image is of a private in the British forces… they were part of the Anti-Hitler Coalition, too.

Rightwingers want you to believe that Nazis and Communists were equivalent. Such was NOT the case. One reason, of course, is that many Republicans in the USA sucked up to the Nazis (such as George H W Bush’s father). For one thing, the Nazis believed in a Master Race… they were racists, pure and simple. The Communists NEVER believed in such. The Nazis opened up massacres of people based solely on their race, national origin, and/or religion. They killed many more people than the communists did in a mere 12 years… and most of those killings occurred in the last six years of the Third Reich (with the majority of them occurring in the three years of 1942-44). One reason that we know so much about the GULag is that so many people survived it. The USSR NEVER ran the equivalent of Auschwitz or Sobibor.

People who claim that the Nazis and Communists were equivalent have an agenda… the present Ukrainian junta wants to hide the fact that it glorifies Nazi collaborators, who helped the Nazis carry out the Holocaust (and committed thousands of murder on their own nickel, as they did in Volyn). Their US Republican paymasters and puppeteers (Nuland is a Republican neocon, not a Democrat) do so as they whitewash the violent slaver past of the American South and the racist legacy of Jim Crow.

We should remember our history… that the Anti-Hitler Coalition did indeed put down a noxious evil and abomination. If we forget our past, if we allow interested parties to rip it to shreds, we have no future, no soul. That’s why the Galician Uniate nationalist toppling of Lenin statues is an abomination… it’s why the Republican propaganda attacking the legacy of the New Deal is an abomination as well. If they wish to destroy, where will it end? The Reichstag Fire ended in the Auschwitz ovens. The Uniate toppling of statues has led to the murder of opposition journalists and politicians… who will they turn on after they’ve killed their real opponents? Yes… who will they turn on?

Hitler’s spirit walks the earth in Kiev and in Washington and London… may God make this abomination short-lived…

BMD

Sunday, 19 April 2015

The Ukraine Will Have To Hand It All Back…

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The “Independent” ones will have to share with Russian princes, Polish nobility, and international capital

The fanatical desire to become full-fledged Europeans could leave many Ukrainians literally with nothing. Since joining the association, they’d be required to follow the EU legislation, which provides for property restitution. That is, the return of expropriated property to the former owners or their heirs. For example, in Poland some are seriously pursuing this problem. Recently, TASS reported on a newly established organization “Restitution Kresy”, created to deal with the return of Polish property in what’s now the Western Ukraine. It brings together heirs of former owners of property nationalised in 1939-40 when that region became part of the Ukrainian SSR. The founders of this pressure group refer to the Association Agreement signed by Kiev with the EU, which provides for resolving these issues. Whilst this particular group only has a few hundred members, however, current estimates show that about 100,000 people in Poland have documentation to prove that they’re heirs or successors of those who owned property in the former eastern lands (Kresy Wschodnie) of the II Rzeczpospolita (Second Polish Commonwealth, 1918-39) before World War II.

As you know, the USSR resettled more than 800,000 Poles living in the Ukraine in modern Poland. Accordingly, one can imagine what would be the total amount of property claims. That’s just on the part of Poland, but there are also Hungary and Romania, which are also likely to want to get their part of the “restitution pie”. It’s difficult to say how the restitution process would work out, but surely, it’d be painful. In Latvia, for example, which, like the other Baltic countries through the past, restitution turned to so many people of this tragedy. The famous Viya Artmane, People’s Artist of the USSR, the Queen, as the Latvians loved to call her, lost her Riga apartment. In fact, in her old age, they made her homeless. Similar dramas happened in Hungary, in Slovakia, and in Germany.

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Svobodnaya Pressa

After the Ukraine formally joins the EU framework, how many people will it make homeless, especially in the western regions?

Igor Shishkin (Deputy Director of the Institute of SNG Countries)

Indeed, the Association Agreement provides for “restitution of property to its rightful owners”. There was a corresponding item. Amongst other things, [Yanukovich] pointed this up at the preparation stage of [the Association Agreement] at the Vilnius Summit in 2013 as one of the reasons why it’d be dangerous to sign the treaty, and why it was necessary to make certain changes. However, as we know, they signed this treaty, and it’ll soon be in full force. The fact that it isn’t yet in force isn’t due to the Ukrainian authorities; it’s due to Russia, which seeks certain changes in these agreements. However, by the way, the Russian state isn’t directly involved in the section on property restitution in the Ukraine.

SP

What about the EU?

Shishkin

The EU always very closely followed this issue in Eastern Europe and in the Baltic states. Some countries tried to avoid restitution, but the EU simply coerced them. There’s no reason to think that the EU will behave differently in this case. When it comes to the purse, “the old woman” doesn’t compromise at all. Currently, in Poland, it seems that there’s only a minor movement in this direction. A small group, only several hundred members, etc. … it seems a trifle. However, the mischief and misfortune has begun, but there’s no sense in being pre-emptive now… the articles of the economic integration agreement remain in full force, and the effects [of restitution] won’t affect it. They can wait for January 2016.

SP

So, after the “16th”, will they not tear the Ukraine into pieces?

Shishkin

Restitution won’t eat away the Ukraine as a state… we’re not talking about sovereignty over these regions; we’re talking about property transfers. Restitution will only lead to Ukrainians losing their property. By the way, not only will ordinary Ukrainians lose their property, but also so will the Ukrainian oligarchs, who are the most directly concerned. Now, there are questions about Poles, Magyars, and Romanians… that’s a fact. This is due to the Western Ukraine’s incorporation into the USSR in 1939. There’s no doubt that there’s activity in this sphere. However, let’s not forget that these agreements relate to the whole country, not just the Western Ukraine. They must return property, regardless of the former owner’s nationality. They may make a separate agreement with the Poles… but the Poles “helping” them introduce “European values”, as they say. We should remember that the main property owners in the present-day Ukraine were the Russian aristocracy and foreign capitalists. Descendants of the Russian aristocracy live in Russia and abroad… mostly, they’re abroad. Under these laws, they’d now have the full right to make a claim on their estates… and the Ukrainians would have to give them that. Then, there were Western European capitalists. The money of British and Belgian capitalists built many businesses, but after the revolution, the state nationalised these enterprises. Recently, the current Kiev government adopted laws that abolished its historical continuity with the Ukrainian SSR. That is, anything done under the authority and laws of the Ukrainian SSR is invalid. These laws opened a Pandora’s Box… for they virtually eliminated Ukrainian statehood. After all, until 1917, before the USSR’s creation, there was no such thing as Ukrainian statehood. Therefore, we’ll have to see what they leave for Poroshenko and his clique.

SP

They’re hoping that the Polish government won’t allow this as Poland is a “friendly” country. However, the Poles are very pragmatic…

Shishkin

The Polish government can’t do this. The Polish state deliberately ignored the Volyn Massacre. It didn’t respond to laws that glorified those who cut about 200,000 Poles… including women and children. However, that’s just it, the Association Agreement doesn’t involve the Polish state, it involves the heirs of the property. That is, it’s a mechanism of private restitution. Specific citizens of Poland and the specific members of the Russian aristocracy who are heirs will have the right to file for and demand the best lands in the Ukraine. In this, the Polish state can only do one thing… ask Poles to abandon their claims for reasons of political expediency. Nevertheless, it involves private selfishness. Therefore, they ask a legitimate question, “Why should I?” That is, “If I can get a million Euros, and you tell me that because of political considerations, I shouldn’t do this, then, give me a million Euros from the Polish Treasury”.

SP

The perspective in Kiev is quite miserable…

Shishkin

Why? If you dug yourself a hole and then fell it in it… what’s so miserable about that? According to Tamara Guzenkova, the Deputy Director of the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies and Director of the Centre for Research of SNG and Baltic Problems, the European future of the Ukraine isn’t going to be pretty, “Of course, the fact that Poles raised the issue of restitution is only the first demand. This trend has a very specific and alarming portent for the Ukraine’s European future”. I must say that this public movement and the initiatives put forward by it, won’t be legally binding. Rather, it’s a movement of political thought of a certain part of the Polish establishment. Here, we should note that the Ukraine isn’t yet an EU member, whose members carry out restitution and such commitments are the rule. As of today, the Ukraine is only an associate member, so, in this sense, the rules that apply to restitution don’t apply to it yet.

SP

So, we need to understand what makes it tick?

Shishkin

Yes, it’s just a question of time. We’ll see how those trends work out in the Ukrainian political developments that we’re seeing now. In general, it is quite clear that the Ukraine no longer exists as a unitary state. Now, at most, it’s only half-alive. Today, it doesn’t have the borders that the Ukrainian SSR had when the USSR collapsed. I must say that there’s already a chain reaction set in motion. In fact, the loss of Ukrainian territories didn’t begin with the Crimea. No, it started earlier. For several years, the Ukraine and Romania had a heated territorial dispute that went before an international court.

SP

You mean Zmeiny Island? (Me thinks I hear a SNAKE (Zmei) in the grass !!!….added by NNP) heh,heh,heh.

Shishkin

Yes, exactly. If you remember, in that court case the Ukraine was so pathetic in defending their own interests and behaved so horridly that they lost the island to Romania. Of course, this uninhabited island was a pip… it’s a small piece of land standing just above sea level. However, the fact is that around this island there are very strong indications of a rich gas shelf. Therefore, in losing Zmeiny Island, the Ukraine lost ownership of the shelf and the opportunity to develop this field. Apparently, because this geopolitical failure occurred under Yushchenko, it didn’t get any publicity… the intelligentsia was silent, and the diplomatic services were silent. In general, in fact, Yushchenko did his best to squelch and coverup this whole scandal. This is the result… in 2006, the loss of Zmeiny Island, in 2014, the loss of the Crimea. The questions on restitution indicate that there are many people interested in significant lands and property in the Ukraine. It’s not just Romania. There’s Hungary, with compact Magyar ethnic minorities living in Podkarpatskaya. I think there are some countries that haven’t given up on areas on that Kiev isn’t able to govern properly. What we’re seeing in Poland is just the beginning. Perhaps, now, it seems to be an exclusively private initiative or an initiative of a particular political party. However, it’s possible that not far off the movement will become official. After all, it’s probable that people in the Baltic States couldn’t imagine a time when they simply threw many people simply out of their houses and they lost their property. That moment came. Many lost their apartments, houses, and property. Therefore, at least, it seems to me that residents of the Lvovshchina need to ponder their future seriously, if not their own future, at least their children’s future… definitely.

17 April 2105

Svetlana Gomzikova

Svobodnaya Pressa (Free Press)

http://svpressa.ru/politic/article/119068/?mra=1

Editor:

I’ll give you a simple fact… in 1931, Lvov’s population was 32 percent Jewish, 51 percent Polish, and only 16 percent “Ukrainian”… today, there are negligible numbers of Jews and Poles, its 89 percent “Ukrainian” and 9 percent Russian. Would the USA use “restitution” claims to knacker the Ukraine (they’ve already stolen most of the gold and forex reserves from the junta)?

An interesting point is that Lvov has nearly identical numbers of Orthodox and Uniates, indicating people moving in from the pre-1939 Ukrainian SSR… 45 percent Uniate, 39 percent Orthodox (3 percent canonical plus 36 percent schismatical; thus, 7.7 percent of Orthodox are real canonical Orthodox, 92.3 percent are schismatical). Local sources tell me that’s due to political interference… most Orthodox are loyal to Moscow and many of the “Uniates” are in parishes seized by CIA-paid Rukh gunmen in the 90s. That is… Lvov isn’t as securely in the junta’s hands as the Americans and Canadians mistakenly think. I’d say that the American and Canadian troops had best take a care… there were plenty of Red partisans in the Lvovshchina who fought the Nazis and their UPA running dogs. Maybe the UPA thugs had kids… but so did the Red partisans… as I said, the Americans and Canadians had best watch their backs…

BMD

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