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Ukraine | Ukrainian anti-Semites intensified activity in Odessa

Odessa is a multinational city, a great contribution was made by Jews to its cultural development. After the right-wing coup in February 2014, the main focus of the Ukrainian fascists was directed towards the struggle against the Russians. But they do not forget the Jews too. Recently they have reminded their existence in Odessa. On December 25 inscriptions of offensive anti-Semitic content appeared on several buildings in Odessa. On the building of the former synagogue, where the regional archive is now, the inscription “Off the Jews, Ukraine for Ukrainians!” appeared, and at the entrance to the Museum of the Holocaust on Bolshaya Arnautskaya Street was written “The First Toast – for the Holocaust!” Both inscriptions were accompanied by Nazi symbols used by the Azov regiment and other Ukrainian right-wing radical groups.
The anti-Semitic inscriptions were quickly painted over. A spokesman for the local Jewish community “Chabad” Boleslav Kapulkin called on the police to immediate investigation to the incident. The police opened a case of incitement to national, racial or religious hatred and enmity. At the same time, the Odessa police do not react to similar Russophobic manifestations.

Ukraine | Nazis attack young communist league

Kiev, activists of the Ukrainian Nazi organization “National Corps” broke into the building where the youth wing of the Communist Party of Ukraine held a plenum. The “National Corps” is better known in the world media as a regiment of “Azov”. The website of the Communist Party of Ukraine reports on this:
“Today, on December 23, 2017, a pack of neo-Nazi scumbags attacked a premise where Ukrainian Komsomol members gathered for the next Plenum. At the moment, threatening with violence, bandits from Azov and other criminal groups controlled by the Interior Ministry and the Security Service are trying to enter the premise. Police came to the place, for a long time passively watched what was happening, but at last was forced to use tear gas when neo-Nazis tried to break into the room after the doctors of the ambulance”, – it was reported.

Ukraine | Saakashvili against Poroshenko: will there soon be a new Maidan in Ukraine?

Last week Ukrainian secret police arrested Michael Saakashvili after second attempt. Many observers thought would it lead to a new wave of protests in Ukraine or would they finish after their leader was jailed? But Saakashvili was quickly liberated and retuned to his previous activity like nothing happened with him. What is a future of new protest actions in the Ukrainian capital?

Ukraine | Ukrainian authorities awarded the Holocaust murderers

As reports head of Ukrainian-Jewish Committee Eduard Dolinsky, Ukrainian authorities posthumously awarded the Ukrainian fascists from OUN who personally butchered Jewish population during the Holocaust.
“A wild desecration of the Jewish memory happened in Lutsk – a ceremony of posthumously awarding the Knights of OUN – murderers of Jews – commanders and fighters of the Ukrainian auxiliary police, members of OUN. Military Crosses were handed to relatives of the performers of the Holocaust – murderers of defenseless children, the elderly, men and women.
Among the recipients were the relatives of Nikolay Kovtonyuk – the commander of the Ukrainian auxiliary police in Lutsk. With his direct and active participation, Kovtonyuk exterminated more than 20,000 Jews in Lutsk.
Awards were also given to the following heroes:
• Fedir Zatovkanyuk – the second-in-command of the Ukrainian auxiliary police of Lutsk.
• Tikhon Zinchuk – the head of department of the auxiliary police of the village Toykut.
• Sergey Kachinsky – the head of the national police in Rovno. In Rovno 18,000 Jews were killed.
• Ivan Kobets – served in the Ukrainian auxiliary police in Ratno. With his participation 1800 Jews in Ratno were killed.
• Petro Ksendzyuk – served in the Ukrainian auxiliary police in Torchin. In Torchin the police together with Germans exterminated 2,000 Jews.
• Ivan Malimon – the commander of the auxiliary police in Olyka. In Olyka the police participated in the murder of 3500 Jews.
• Semen Pyatygoryk – the commander of the Ukrainian auxiliary police in the Lyubeshovsky district, participated in the extermination of 2500 Jews in Lyubeshov and its vicinities.
In total, the blood of no less than 50,000 innocent Jewish victims is on the hands of these heroes. That’s not counting those Poles and Ukrainians who were subsequently killed by them when they joined UPA after serving in the police.
The ceremony was organised by the representative of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory Lesya Bondaruk, the governor of the Volyn region Vladimir Gunchik and the initiator of the project of handing out awards – the historian Nikolay Posivnych.”

Ukraine | Ukrainian-Russian coordination in Donbas finished

OSCE special monitoring mission in Donbas informs on 14 December, the Ukrainian Armed Forces representative to the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) in the JCCC headquarters in government-controlled Soledar (79km north of Donetsk) shared with the SMM a letter from the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation informing Ukraine that the Russian Federation would withdraw its Armed Forces officers from the JCCC. Russian media motivate it with facts of hateful and aggressive attitude from Kiev-controlled state security towards Russian officers.

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