Updated: May 8, 2022
Was Russia right all along?
We have all heard about the so-called conspiracy theories and Russian propaganda that the Ukrainian government supports Neo-Nazi organizations that oppose Russia. It is no secret that Ukraine has been in a civil war for years! Starting with the Maidan and Euromaidan Revolutions in 2013-2014.
Which I might add, our government helped arm and fund. In order to overthrow a pro-Russia government inside of Ukraine. This is no secret. And a topic for another day.
We already know that Vladmir Putin called his operations in Ukraine a “special military operation that would seek the denazification of Ukraine.”
While his claim for THAT being the reason for why he invaded Ukraine may indeed be a lie. I'd venture to say it has a lot to do with the provocation of NATO over the years. And the fact that we train U.S Soldiers on Russia’s border in Latvia. The 173rd Airborne has done it since 2014. A unit that I served 2 tours with, in Afghanistan. And the biological labs that we know for a fact the Department of Defense funded in Ukraine.
But does Ukraine actually have Neo-Nazis that are supported by the Ukrainian government? Yes. Yes, they do. And the mainstream media will run in circles trying to make excuses for them. Or simply claim that it is “Russian Propaganda.”
However, there are media outlets that admit that Ukraine has a “Nazi” problem.
The Right Sector
Right Sector is a Ukranian Nationalist organization that originated in 2013 as a right-wing paramilitary confederation during the Euromaidan revolt in Kyiv. The group became a political party on March 22nd, 2014. Lead by Dmytro Yarosh up until 2015. A commander of the Ukranian Volunteer Army.
On April 5th, 2015, Yarosh was appointed an advisor to the Ukranian Armed Forces.
He left the group on December 27th, 2015. The group is currently run by Andriy Tarasenko.
In December of 2021, The General Staff of the Armed forces of Ukraine refused to disclose any details on cooperation with Yarosh, citing the confidentiality of the information requested.
This is one of many groups that our government helped arm and fund in 2013-2014 to overthrow the pro-Russian government.
The group does indeed identify as a far right-wing nationalist. Neo-fascists and Neo-Nazi. They work in close conjunction with another far-right Neo-Nazi organization. Known as Azov Battalion.
The Right Sector also has a Facebook page that operates in the United States.