A History of US and Russia Intervention in Ukraine
1929 The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists is created with a flag of Black and Red, for blood and land. Their goal was to create an ethnically pure independent Ukraine, and terrorism was an accepted means of achievement. 1941 Stepan Bandera takes over the rule of Ukraine. He was anti-Semitic and anti-communist. This combat unit exterminated between 150,000 and 200,000 jews June 22 Germany breaks treaty with USSR, launching Operation Barberossa, aiming for St Petersburg, Moscow and Kiev. Many of the people in the western part of Ukraine welcomed the German soldiers and joined their fight against Russia. September 29-30 A message is distributed to the people of Kiev reading, “All kikes of the city of Kiev or its vicinity must appear on Monday, September 29th...any kikes who do not follow these orders will be shot.” 33,771 Jews were killed over the next 2 days.
1946 CIA documents show a strategic alliance with Ukrainian Nationalists. Documents reveal that Bandera and other nationalists were allowed to flee to Europe and were hidden. Nuremberg Trials exposed Nazi war crimes, but Ukrainians were spared and hidden by the CIA in operation paperclip.
1949 Mykola Lebed was moved to the United States, never to be investigated or charged with war crimes. Instead, his entire family was given asylum, he became a citizen in 1957 and was the head of a CIA operation known as Project AERODYNAMIC where he spent the next few decades in control of an agency funded non-profit publishing company, the Prolog Research and Publishing Association. The purpose of the publications was to spread propaganda. The operation was transferred to Germany in 1967. 1951 CIA excused the illegal activities of the OUN and developed a long term relationship with the groups. 1953 Mykola Lebed appointed President of Prolog propaganda publishing for CIA Project AERODYNAMIC. 1954 Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the USSR, expands Ukraine by giving them Crimea 1959 Leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists is killed in Germany, where he was hiding under a different name. 1967 Project AERODYNAMIC is ended and moved to Germany. Ramparts magazine releases an article reporting that the National Student Association, a confederation of student governments at colleges, was receiving funding from the CIA 1975 Church Committee Congressional Investigations revealed CIA connections with journalists and civic groups. The Committees report uncovered a list of fifty journalists who were working with the CIA to spread propaganda. 1977 Rolling Stone reported that over 400 press members were working with the CIA, and included publications of the New York Times and Time Magazine to name a few. 1981 Ronald Reagan issues Executive Order 12333, which regulated how intelligence agencies can influence entities within the US. The order states that “no one acting on behalf of agencies within the Intelligence Community may join or otherwise participate in any organization in the United States on behalf of any agency within the Intelligence Community without disclosing his intelligence affiliation to appropriate officials of the organization. … No such participation may be undertaken for the purpose of influencing the activity of the organization or its members [with a few exceptions].” 1983 The National Endowment for Democracy is created to circumvent new restrictions that the Reagan administration put on the CIA. It went to countries around the world and trained activists, supported certain political groups, deal with journalists, business groups while trying to advance US foreign policy interests 1989 A people's movement emerged in Ukraine in 1989, advocating for the independence of Ukraine from the USSR. This was a large incubator of Neo-Nazism 1991 August 24 Ukraine becomes an independent country from USSR USSR breaks up Oleh Tyahnybok founded Svoboda in Ukraine, an openly nationalist radical party, with the principles of Bondera. 1994 Budapest Memorandum – The United States, Russia and Britain committed to respect the independence and sovereignty and the existing borders of Ukraine, and to refrain from the threat or use of force against the country. Ukraine gives up the third largest arsenal of nuclear weapons in the world. Dmitri Yarosh founded an extreme political organization called Trident or Trizub. 2003 November The Revolution of the Roses erupts in Georgia, where Mikheil Saakashvili helps to overthrow democratically elected president Eduard Shevarnadze, temporarily ending Russian leadership in the country. 2004 November Start of the Orange Revolution in the immediate aftermath of the presidential election in Ukraine, which was said to be marred by corruption, fraud and voter intimidation. Viktor Yanukovych beat Victor Yushchenko, but after protests erupted, a re-vote was taken, and Yushchenko was declared the winner. His wife, Kateryna Yushchenko is a former US State Department official and worked in the White House. 2007 Georgia protests erupt and president Mikheil Saakashvili responds with force. The people turned on the party and they lost elections, giving control back to pro-Russian officials. 2008 April Bucharest Summit – NATO welcomes Georgia and Ukraine and announces that “these countries will become members of NATO.” Putin attends the summit and opposes the Georgia and Ukraine membership bids. August Russia invades Georgia as tanks advance. 2010 Viktor Yushchenko declares Stepan Bondera a National Hero Viktor Yanukovych elected president of Ukraine 2011 January Viktor Yanukovych repealed the hero title of Bondera 2012 Oleh Tyahnybok makes #5 on the Simon Wiesenthal Center top ten anti-semetic list of leaders. Viktor Yanukovych passed a law making Russian a second language in the southern and eastern parts of Ukraine. 2013 April Dmitri Yarosh, founder of Trident, became assistant to a member of parliament in the opposition party Udar November 21 Spilno.TV goes on the air in Ukraine. 22 Hromadske.TV goes on the air in Ukraine. This station received huge donations from the Dutch and US Embassy, as well as from the Renaissance Foundation, an NGO founded by George Soros. 24 Ecnpeco.tv goes on air in Ukraine. 24 First act of aggression by neo-nazi radicals within the peaceful protests who attacked the building of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. 25 The second attack came against the security service officers. 30 News media from the 3 new stations reported that the riot police attacked the college students sleeping in their tents in order to put up their annual Christmas tree. Scenes from the event told a different story. Protesters were waiting for the police and there was a flood of journalists from the new stations there to cover this event. Groups of well trained men arrived at the same time riot police arrived, infiltrated the crowd and began provoking police with insults, stones and torches. December 1 The Ukrainian people come out in force to protest the images they are seeing being broadcast by these new media outlets. Black and red flags were seen all over the area. Young people, masked and armed with bats and metal pipes took to the streets. These same tactics were deployed in Yemen, Libya, Georgia, Moldova, Lebanon and Syria, as well as the US. They are well trained and they are there to transform the peaceful protests into chaos. 12 Victoria Nuland addresses the US Ukraine Foundation and announces over $5 billion invested to ensure a democratic Ukraine 25 Tabloid Journalist Tetiana Chornovol was beaten in a road rage incident and her pictures were used to fan the flames of protest. These 3 news channels went viral supporting the protests and telling more and more people to come and join. President Yanukovych rejects a pending EU association agreement, choosing instead to persue a Russian loan bailout and closer ties with Russia. Dmitri Yarosh becomes the leader of the most radical Ukrainian Nazi group Right Sector. IMF suggests a significant raise in the price of electricity and natural gas, which would hurt the people of Ukraine. American politicians came to Ukraine and accused the police of abusing their powers. Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy addressed a crowd saying “we will be back here on this square to celebrate with you a Ukraine that stands with Europe and with the United States.” John McCain got on stage and addressed a crowd and said that they have the backing of the United States. Ex-President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili flees the country as he is brought up on many charges. He flees to the US where he is given a new assignment. 2014 January 22 Sergei Nigoyan is the first killed martyr of EuroMaidan. The police were blamed as the killer, but it was later learned that he was more than likely killed by provocateurs. 26 Pope Francis prays for Ukraine. After the prayer, 2 white doves are released and immediately attacked by a crow and a seagull. The doves escaped and gave hope to Ukraine. Massive protests erupt in Kyiv's Independence Square An Anti Mydon movement erupted in the city of Odessa. Protesters set up their camp in front of the Trade Union House. February 18-20 Protests turned bloody as more than 100 deaths were reported at the revolution, known as Euromaiden clashes 21 Yanukovych reaches agreement with opposition, but later that day is shot at while leaving Kyiv. 22 Parliament votes to remove the president and schedule new elections. 23 Pro-Russian demonstrations held in Crimea New government voted for an annulment of the official status of the Russian language. This was then vetoed by the new president. 24 Yanukovych arrives in Russia after fleeing Ukraine. 27 Masked Russian troops without insignia take over the Supreme Council of Crimea and capture strategic sites across Crimea An intercepted phone call is leaked between the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland and the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt. In the conversation, Nuland sounds as if she is part of a coup to install a new government in Ukraine. March 13 Donetsk protests led to tragedy during a pro Russian march where 1 person died and 50 people were injured. 16 Pro-Russian Sergey Aksyonov establishes a new government in Crimea after over 90 percent of people voted to join Russia. Western media reports that Russia invaded and staged a sham election 24 Russia kicked out of G8 and first round of sanctions placed on Russia. April 6 Crimean scenerios began repeating in eastern Ukraine where protesters seized government buildings. 7 Donetsk People's Republic is declared. International media was reporting about a Russian invasion of Ukraine, but this rhetoric was only in the media, as the government could not show that they were at war, as the IMF would not give any money to them if they were engaged in a war. May 2 Soccer fans flocked to Odessa for the Ukrainian championship match. Many fans turned out to be fighters in the Mydon self defense units and members of radical organizations from all over Ukraine. These people were masked, armed and shouting many nationalist mottos, where they marched to the anti Mydon protest camp and surrounded them. The protesters seeked protection inside the building, only to have the building burned down with them inside. 25 Petro Poroshenko wins the election for president July 17 Malaysian Airlines shot down with a surface to air missile while flying over Ukraine, killing 283 passengers and 15 crew members. The US and its allies blamed Russian rebels in Ukraine and followed with sanctions on Russia. Russian investigations concluded that the missile used was an older model of missile, no longer used by Russia, but still used by Ukraine and launched from the territory controlled by Ukraine. Early Spring protests erupted in Eastern Ukraine areas of Donetsk and Lugansk over new language laws and fear of bringing neo-nationalism to their lands. 2015 May 29 Mikheil Saakashvili renounces his citizenship to Georgia and becomes a citizen of Ukraine 30 A new governor is appointed in Odessa. Mikheil Saakashvili, a friend of the US, born and raised in Ukraine's neighboring country, Georgia. He receives a salary from the US of $200,000 for holding this position, which is more than US governors make.