Canadians will supply the Ukrainian army with 100,000 assault rifles

Et tu, Canada?

This is partly due to political pressure from the influential ultra-nationalist Ukrainian-Canadian community.

From Fort Russ

February 18, 2018 – FRN –

Politnavigator  – by Inessa Sinchougova

The Canadian company Colt Canada plans to sign a contract for the supply of 100,000 new assault rifles for the Ukrainian army.
In January, Colt Canada representatives held a “fact-finding meeting” with government officials in Ukraine.
According to Alex Payne, manager of Colt Canada, this is only the beginning of a process that can last up to two years, because Ukraine must determine what type of weapons it needs and where it is best to get them.
Payne noted that Colt Canada hopes to hold a demonstration of weapons in Ukraine in the summer.
As noted, in December the Government of Canada amended the rules of exports, allowing the sale of weapons and small arms to Ukraine.
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New Ukraine law: OUN, UPA, ultranationalist, Nazi collaborator and terrorist groups honored as freedom fighters

From Global Research, May 17, 2015
By Stephen Lendman

Kiev’s regime is a US-installed, illegitimate, lawless, Nazi infested, fascist police state in Europe’s heartland – waging naked aggression on its own people, risking regional peace and stability. Russians, Jews and others are vilified. Rule by intimidation is official policy.

In April, a “decommunization” process began – banning communist and Soviet era symbols and values, including longstanding statues and street names.

Communist Party members face police state persecution – including fabricated civil and criminal charges.

Poroshenko declared Ukraine a “unitary state” – code language opposing any person or group against its police state practices.

New legislation honors Nazi era ultranationalists as “freedom fighters” – including militant groups like the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), and other extremist ones operating in Soviet Russia from 1917 – 1991.

An explanatory legislative note states:

“The law provides for state recognition of the struggle for Ukrainian independence in the twentieth century and defines the legal status of participants in the struggle for Ukrainian independence in the twentieth century.”

Crimes against peace these groups committed are considered lawful – claiming they’re in compliance with the UN Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other fundamental international laws.

Historians blame OUN and UPA for at least one million Russian and Polish deaths, including many Jews.

They continued fighting Soviet Russia after WW II ended. Intellectuals and government officials were targeted.

Fascist elements have operated openly in Ukraine since Washington’s 2004 Orange Revolution.

Democratically elected Viktor Yanukovoych was ousted. Viktor Yushchenko replaced him.

Yushchenko’s last presidential act was naming Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera a Hero of Ukraine – the nation’s highest honor, given for “personal heroism and great labor achievements.”

Following months of European Parliament, Russian, Polish and Jewish organization, the award was rescinded.

In November 2014, Russia’s Supreme Court designated Ukrainian insurgent extremists terrorists – banning their activity on Russian territory.

Ukraine’s new law equates communism with Nazism. Poroshenko signed it on Friday.

It blatantly contravenes fundamental international law. It’s part of Kiev’s thinly veiled scheme to ban regime opposition.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/kiev-recognizes-ultranationalist-nazi-era-collaborators-as-freedom-fighters/5449953

Ukrainian parliament defines OUN-UPA as independence fighters

Posted on Voice of Sevastopol, April 9, 2015

Ukrainian nationalists march in Kiev

Ukrainian nationalists march in Kiev

KIEV, April 9. /TASS/. Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, acknowledged on Thursday that the activity of OUN-UPA (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists – Ukrainian Insurgent Army) was the fight for the country’s independence.

In the second reading on Thursday, the lawmakers adopted a law on the legal status and honoring the memory of participants of the fight for Ukraine’s independence in the 20th century.

A total of 271 lawmakers voted in favor of the decision, above the required minimum of 226 votes.

“The law envisages that the state recognizes the fight for Ukraine’s independence in the 20th century and defines a legal status of the participants for the fight for Ukraine’s independence in the 20th century,” an explanatory note to the document reads.

The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) is an ultra-right political organization in western Ukraine in the 1930’s-50’s of the last century. To reach the goal of establishing Ukraine as an independent state, it used extremist means, including terrorist attacks.

The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists during World War II worked for German intelligence. In 1943, OUN organized the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), forming the backbone of the SS Division Galicia. OUN-UPA militants killed at least a million people, including almost 200 thousand Poles.

During President Viktor Yushchenko’s office term in 2005 an attempt was undertaken in Ukraine to reconcile the OUN-UPA veterans with veterans of the Soviet army. However, according to public opinion polls, the majority of Ukrainians were ready to support reconciliation of the veterans of the Soviet and German armies, rather than veterans of OUN-UPA and the Red Army.

In 2010, Yushchenko issued a decree on awarding posthumously the title of Hero of Ukraine to Stepan Bandera (OUN active figure since 1929, since 1940 — head of the OUN faction).

Members of the European parliament then officially expressed regret over this fact and urged the then-newly-elected President Viktor Yanukovych to revise Yushchenko’s decisions. A year later, by a decision of the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine, this decree was finally declared illegal. Polish media previously claimed that the glorification of Ukrainian nationalists and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, as well as President Petro Poroshenko’s decision to move the February 23 army holiday celebration to the date of the UPA formation testify to the fact that the cult of nationalism in Ukraine has penetrated into the power structures of the highest level.

Source

 http://en.voicesevas.ru/news/4134-ukrainian-parliament-defines-wwii-nationalist-insurgent-army-as-independence-fighters.html

Ukrainian security forces are fighting each other

From Fort Russ

April 12th, 2015
Anatoly Tarasov for Vesti, Latvia – translated by Joaquin Flores

Fighting occurred between regular units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces yesterday in Avdeyevka, in the Donetsk oblast. This was reported by the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) Ministry of Defense Corps, Deputy Commander Edward Basurin.

“We have documented evidence of an exacerbation of confrontation not only between the regular army and the Ukrainian Volunteer Battalions, but also skirmishes between units of the UAF,” explained Basurin.

The Deputy Commander said this before reports that the 93rd mechanized brigade of the UAF required the rogue volunteer battalion ‘OUN’ (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists) to leave their positions near Peski.

“And today, April 11, in Avdeyevka there has been fighting between regular units,” said Basurin.

“Please note that these facts of Ukrainian units firing at each other, are presented to the Ukrainian authorities as a violation of the ceasefire by the DNR militia, as regularly reported in the OSCE and Ukraine controlled media,” – said the representative of the military department DNR .

Recall that on April 1st, the DNR Defense Ministry reported that the Ukrainian battalion “Donbass” opened fire on positions of the “Right Sector.” According to representatives of the militia units who do not want to obey the command of the UAF, “We reserve the right not to respect the ceasefire.”

The leadership of the armed forces of Ukraine had decided, at the end of the day, to take the Volunteer Battalion ‘OUN’ from the line of contact (ceasefire line) in Peski.

“By staying on the front line, the Volunteer Battalion of the OUN, which is not officially part of the armed forces, did not allow Ukraine to fully implement the Minsk agreement”- said in a statement posted on the UAF website.

The ceasefire officially came into effect in Donbass on February 14, 2015 at 01:00 in Donetsk. The DNR has repeatedly stated that compliance with the truce depends entirely on the Ukrainian side.

http://fortruss.blogspot.com/2015/04/ukrainian-security-forces-are-fighting.html

Birthday of Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera celebrated in Lviv, Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk; Svoboda MP Tyahnybok urges designation as “Hero of Ukraine”

Posted on Pravda.ua
January 1, 2015
Tyahnybok urges return to Bandera the title “Hero of Ukraine
Тягнибок закликав повернути Бандері звання Героя України

Leader of the party “Svoboda” Oleg Tyahnybok calls on the authorities to return the title Hero of Ukraine to the leader of Ukrainian nationalists Stepan Bandera.

[Svoboda Party was previously named the Social-National Party of Ukraine (Соціал-національна партія України)]

He told this 1 January to Independence Square in Kiev in the Chamber, dedicated to 106th anniversary of the birth of Bandera. “Today’s authorities are obliged to return the decree conferring the title of Hero of Ukraine to Stepan Bandera, which was abolished by Yanukovych,” – said Tyahnybok. According to him, this should be done, because during the war Bandera was a hero for the whole Ukrainian nation.

January 1 in Kiev there was a torchlight procession in honor of the anniversary of the birth of Bandera, after which at the Independence Square held council, which completed the prayer “Our Father” and performance of the anthem Ukraine. During the council spoke leaders of “Svoboda” and leadership “Right Sector” and the soldiers of the battalion OUN, which is fighting in eastern Ukraine in Donetsk region Sands.

Participants in their speeches remembered all those who died for Ukraine, who fell in the struggle for freedom and independence, for the sovereignty of our country.

Participants of the action believe that the Revolution of Dignity is not over and that Ukraine must continue the fight against the fifth column and supporters of Moscow. Furthermore the protesters supported the establishment of Ukraine in a local church. Also in Lviv during the day about 1000 supporters of “Svoboda” held a torchlight procession about the 106 anniversary of the birth of the OUN leader.

Ukrainian news “UNIAN
http://wwc.un.ua/
http://kiev.unian.ua/1028435-u-kievi-zavershilas-smoloskipna-hoda-govorili-pro-banderu-ta-pyatu-kolonu.html

In Dnepropetrovsk also honored Bandera
У Дніпропетровську теж вшанували Бандеру

In Dnepropetrovsk on Thursday evening celebrated the birthday of Stepan Bandera. The event, initiated by activists of the local branch of the “Freedom” gathered several hundred people, mostly patriotic youth, reports “Radio Liberty”. Participants marched solemn procession carrying blue and yellow and red and black flags from European Square to the park named Lazarus Globa. olodi people holding a portrait of Bandera and a banner reading “Bandera – our hero, Intercession – our holiday.”

Participants march chanted “Bandera, Shukhevych – Heroes of Ukraine”, “UPA – state recognition!” “Glory to Ukraine! Glory Heroes!” and so on.

During the march they also sang patriotic songs and lit flares. “We did not do heavy advertising this event wanted mark the birthday of Bandera in a an intimate circle,” – said action coordinator Cyril Dorolenko.

We wanted to show that in Dnipropetrovsk are patriotic young people who come January 1 even sober, healthy, nationalistic to the European Square that Ukrainian people who are walking, resting, saw that the name of Stepan Bandera was “exclamation”. Now, most Ukrainian patriots are called “Banderites”, he added.

Police without interfering, accompanied the activists’ progress. January 1 Bandera was also honored in Lviv and Kiev.

Stepan Bandera born on January 1, 1909 in the village of Old Uhryniv Kalush district, Ivano-Frankivsk. Died October 15, 1959 in Munich at the hands of the KGB agent Bogdan Stashinskogo.

Source:
http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2015/01/1/7053962/
http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2015/01/1/7053963/

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America backed Ukraine neo-Nazis after World War II and trained Nachtigall (Nightingale)

The leader of the US Sponsored Nightingale group was Stepan Bandera.

From Washington’s Blog, May 5, 2014

American Government Backed Ukrainian Nazis … Same Group Supported By the Leader of the Protests which Toppled the Ukrainian Government In February

Oliver Stone’s documentary Untold History notes:

Truman approved the creation of a guerrilla army code-named “Nightingale” in Ukraine. Originally setup by the Nazis in 1941, it was made up of ultra-nationalists. They would, as Stone describes, wreak havoc on the “famine-wrecked region where Soviet control was loose, carrying out the murder of thousands of Jews, Soviets and Pols, who opposed a separate Ukrainian state.” The CIA would parachute “infiltrators” into the country as well to further “dislodge Soviet control.”

Sounds nuts, right?

But American historian and former Under Secretary of the Air Force  Townsend Hoopes and Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkely confirm:

One group that particularly attracted CIA attention and support was the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), a political-military underground movement that had long fought for Ukrainian independence—first against the Poles in the 1920s when Poland controlled the Ukraine and after 1939 against the Soviets. ‘Though violently anti-Russian, the OUN was itself totalitarian and Fascist in character. as well as anti-Semitic. The Nazis poured money into the OUN after the German invasion of Russia and pretended to support the goal of Ukrainian national independence. In return, a large OUN militia, code-named Nachtigall, or Nightingale, provided local administrators, informers, and killers for the German invaders. Nazi-sponsored OUN police and militia formations were involved in “thousands of instances of mass murders of Jews and of families suspected of aiding Red Army partisans.”

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When the Germans were driven out of the Ukraine, many OUN members who had served the Nazis’ police formations and execution squads fled with them, but several thousand retreated into the Carpathian Mountains to fight another day against the hated Soviet government. It was this remaining Nightingale group that fascinated the CIA and was recruited essentially en bloc. To bring its leaders to the United States for training and indoctrination required special bureaucratic exertions, as well as an immigration law permitting the admission of one hundred such immigrants per year, provided the Director of the CIA, the Attorney General, and the Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service all personally stated that the action was vital to national security.” As one army intelligence officer noted sardonically, one wing of the CIA was hunting Ukrainian Nazis to bring them to trial at Nuremberg, while another wing was recruiting them.

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After training in the United States, the Nightingale leaders were parachuted into the Ukraine to link up with their compatriots and to carry out measures of subversion, agitation, and sabotage, including assassination.

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[United States Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of Defense James Forrestal] vigorously supported the program and presumably participated in the approval of the basic NSC charters as a member of the National Security Council.

The leader of the Nightingale group was Stepan Bandera.

The leader of the “protests” in February 2014 which ousted the president of Ukraine is a neo Nazi and follower of Stepan Bandera.

In other words, 70 years ago, the U.S. supported the types of fascists who are now in control of Ukraine.

Postscript: Another little known historical fact is that – in 1997 – a former U.S. national security advisor and high-level Obama policy advisor called for the U.S. to take Ukraine away from Russia.

And almost a month before the Ukrainian president was ousted in February, a high-level State Department official – Assistant US Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland, wife of arch Neocon Robert Kagan – announced plans to promote a “new government” in Ukraine.