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OUN/B Heirs Hold Prominent Ministerial Posts in Ukraine


Heinrich Himmler inspecting troops of the 14th Waffen SS Division (Galicia), staffed by OUN/B

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COMMENT: We have cov­ered the Ukraine coup in pre­vi­ous posts–here [3], here [4]here [5]here [6]here [7]here [8] and here [9]. (We are pro­duc­ing pro­grams [10] about the Ukrain­ian cri­sis [11] at the present time.)

Swoboda and Pravy Sektor are the most prominent parties that are the direct political heirs to the OUN/B, a Ukrainian fascist organization allied with the Third Reich and its most murderous subsidiary organizations–the SS,  Gestapo and Einsatzgruppen. OUN/B found sanctuary within Western intelligence agencies and the GOP in the Cold War period.

Both Swoboda and Pravy Sektor are prominently represented in the Ukrainian cabinet that succeeded the ousted Viktor Yanukovich.

Some of the most significant are: 

“How the Far-Right Took Top Posts in Ukraine’s Power Vacuum”; Channel 4 News [UK]; 3/5/2014. [12]

EXCERPT: The man facing down Putin’s aggression as secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council is Andriy Parubiy. He oversees national security for the nation having previously served as security commandant during the anti-government protests in Kiev.

Parubiy was the founder of the Social National Party of Ukraine, a fascist party styled on Hitler’s Nazis, with membership restricted to ethnic Ukrainians.

The Social National Party would go on to become Svoboda, the far-right nationalist party whose leader Oleh Tyahnybok was one of the three most high profile leaders of the Euromaidan protests – negotiating directly with the Yanukovych regime.

Overseeing the armed forces alongside Parubiy as the Deputy Secretary of National Security is Dmytro Yarosh, the leader of the Right Sector – a group of hardline nationalist streetfighters, who previously boasted they were ready for armed struggle to free Ukraine. . . .

. . . .The new Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Sych is a member of the far-right Svoboda party, which the World Jewish Congress called on the EU to consider banning last year along with Greece’s Golden Dawn.

The party, which has long called for a “national revolution” in Ukraine, has endured a long march from relative obscurity in the early 90s. Their declaration that Ukraine is controlled by a “Muscovite-Jewish mafia” has raised fears for the safety of the country’s Jewish population.

Svoboda now controls the ecology and agricultural ministry with Andriy Mokhnyk, the deputy head of Svoboda, running ecology and Ihor Shvaika as agriculture minister.

Associate professor at Lund University Pers Anders Rudling, an expert on Ukrainian extremists, told Channel 4 News that there are other ministers who are also closely in the orbit of Svoboda.

“Two weeks ago I could never have predicted this. A neo-fascist party like Svoboda getting the deputy prime minister position is news in its own right.

There are seven ministers with links to the extreme right now. It began with Svoboda getting 10 per cent of the vote in the last election, it is certainly a concern in the long run.” . . . .

. . . . Svoboda member Oleh Makhnitsky is now acting prosecutor general.

The initial actions of the interim government have included forcing making Ukrainian the only official language of the nation and making moves to remove a law which forbids “excusing the crimes of fascism”. . . .