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Ukraine | Fascists threaten opposition activist in Kiev

On August 1-2 in Kiev, the Ukrainian fascists staged an act of intimidation against a well-known opponent of the nationalists Svetlana from Kiev. Fame came to Svetlana after a scandal at school, when she refused to donate to finance the civil war. These events were described in detail by one of the leading Ukrainian opposition sites Strana.ua.
According to Svetlana, yesterday, August 1, in the morning, the unknown began to insistently call her husband, who was already at work. They introduced themselves as police officers, reported that they were at the door of his apartment and demanded that Svetlana open the door in order to “communicate” with her. When they were refused, they said that they would come next day (August 2) at 15.00.
They really came. There were three people. Two of them presented themselves as the “public organization of the C-14” (a gangster grouping adjacent to the Fascist Freedom party), a third posing as a police officer, but without uniform, he did not introduce himself, did not tell his name and rank.
The concierge did not let them enter to Svetlana’s apartment. After that, they threw leaflets in each mail box, where it was reported that Svetlana was a “Russian propagandist”, and her personal data (name and address) were published.
Also all the entrances of a multi-storey building were glued these ads.
It should be noted that in recent days Svetlana has actively cooperated with prominent opposition journalist Ruslan Kotsaba, collecting assistance for political prisoners in Ukraine. Also, it is noticeable in social networks by her activity in collecting signatures against the renaming of Kiev streets in honor of the OUN-UPA members, the Ukrainian fascist formation that operated during the Second World War.

Ukraine | How Ukraine Reined In Its Militias

By Vera Mironova and Ekaterina Sergatskova

When the conflict in Ukraine began in early 2014, a disturbing number of armed groups—from looting gangs to militias with ties to European white supremacy movements—sprang up from the chaos. Although the role and origin of those pro-Ukrainian militias has been hotly debated, one thing is clear: several years after the start of the conflict, the Ukrainian government has managed to stifle the independent armed groups fighting on its side. Its success offers lessons for other countries attempting to demobilize populations after a war.

Ukraine | Volunteer battalions represent a legitimacy dilemma for the Ukrainian government

by Michael Sheldon

Since the conclusion of Maidan, politically motivated private security actors operating in parallel with the Ukrainian government have played an integral part in the country’s security landscape. While some have been cooperating with Ukrainian authorities, others experience great friction with the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) and Ministry of Interior Affairs (MIA), undermining the formal security structures of the Ukrainian government. It seems that political and military power have become inseparable at the unit level, with many battalion commanders also being career politicians or parliamentary members.

Ukraine | ‘Ukraine on Fire’ exposes fascism

By Mike Kuhlenbeck

Director Igor Lopatonok’s powerful documentary, “Ukraine on Fire,” exposes the history of Western imperialist intervention in Ukraine and the 2014 coup that allowed the far-right to ascend to power.

“Ukraine on Fire” was written by Vanessa Dean and executive-produced by filmmaker Oliver Stone (“The Putin Interviews,” 2017). It contains much footage of the street violence that brought down the Ukrainian government in 2014. The film also features conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Minister of Internal Affairs Vitaliy Zakharchenko, as well as with award-winning investigative journalist Robert Parry, the founder of Consortium News.

Poland | Poland remembers victims of massacres by Ukrainians

Between March 1943 and the end of 1944, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) carried out genocidal killings in Nazi German-occupied Poland, according to Poland’s National Institute of Remembrance (IPN).

The massacres were part of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army’s plan to have a sovereign and nationally homogenous Ukraine after the war.