Kiev First Capital in Europe to Openly Glorify neo-Nazis
Mateusz Piskorski, head of the European Center for Geopolitical Analysis, considers the remarks made by Ukrainian politicians and members of parliament prove that neo-Nazism is fully official.
"Kiev authorities are forging their historic identity, openly citing neo-Nazism as an inspiration. Ukraine seems to be the only country in Europe to do this in a blatant manner, without being ashamed of its detestable past. Neo-Nazism is becoming a new state ideology in Ukraine," the analyst said. Piskorski stressed that no other ideology has so much hatred and poison towards neighboring nations, namely the Russians and the Poles, but also the Jews and the Armenians: "Kiev has become the first European capital to openly glorify criminal ideology."
On Thursday, Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian parliament) passed a bill recognizing anyone who fought for Ukraine's independence from November 1917 until August 24, 1991, in any military or guerilla group, a freedom fighter, entitled to social benefits under the new law.