The US and the EU want to keep certain things quiet regarding the conflict in Ukraine. It’s not difficult to keep things on the down low because the situation is very complicated. There was an incident in Kiev with snipers that killed 20 protesters. One of the most known and notorious groups that were involved in the shooting was Svoboda. This incident was used as an excuse to go after the Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych who ended up fleeing the country. What people here in America may not realize is that the US funded the snipers in Kiev that were actually part of Neo Nazi groups.
Svoboda’s roots go back to the Ukrainian Partitian Party in from World War II and they were loosely connected to the the Nazi Party in Germany because they both were and are anti-communist and anti-Semitic. According to Thenation.com, Svoboda is hardly a fringe organization. In the 2012 election won by the now deposed president, Viktor Yanukovych, the party took 10.45 percent of the vote and over 40 percent in parts of the western Ukraine.”
The leader of Svoboda, Oleh Tyahnybok, mentioned that one of their goals is to liberate Ukraine from its “Muscovite-Jewish mafia.” Despite Svoboda’s Neo Nazi views, Senator John McCain still showed support by addressing a EuroMaidan rally (Ukrainian protest) in support of Tyahnybok. What’s even worse is that recently the US gave Svoboda one billion dollars in aid.
The one billion dollars sent to Svoboda could have gone to helping the United States domestically in areas like education, deficit reduction, rebuilding roads or anything that would benefit the US people. This might make some people wonder if the leaders here in the US even care about their own people. Leave your comments let me know what you think of this situation.
Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok