Ukraine frees and arms murderers to fight Russians, prosecutor confirms, including Katya Handziuk’s sadistic killers

info from Aletho New | February 27, 2022

Ukraine is releasing jailed far right murderers and criminals with a military background so they can join the fight against Russia’s “special operation” in the country, an official in Ukraine’s prosecutor general’s office confirmed on Sunday.

Katya Handziuk

Katya was doused with acid in July 2018 on a street outside her home and died in the hospital with severe burns 3 months lateer, still demanding justice, after suffering 12 operations for terrible burns .

Sergey Torbin, a former combat veteran, was one of the inmates released. Torbin previously fought in the conflict with the DPR and LPR. He was jailed for six years and six months in 2018 leading the gang who murdered Kateryna Viktorivna Handziuk a Ukrainian civil rights and anti-corruption activist.

Sinyuk said Torbin has now handpicked former inmates for his squad after his early release. Impunity has become normal in Ukraine, Kiev is a capital of the global far-right, inviting neo-Nazis and white supremacists from around the world to visit.

One of the men picked is former combat veteran Dmitry Balabukha, who was sentenced to nine years in jail for stabbing a man to death at a bus stop after an argument in 2018.

Katya is one of hundreds attacked or killed by legalised Ukranian nazis. Many victims are trans, minority or LGBT. In her case she had campaigned against rampant corruption, but probably received especial cruelty for being a woman and allegedly speaking in support of ethnic Russian victims besieged in Donbass.

During her whistle-blower career, she exposed everything from local police corruption to illegal logging operations. Katya’s photo, even when dying disfigured in hospital was published, especially by the BBC. But consider why we cannot find a photo of Sergey Torbin on the internet as he now walks free.

Sergey and his followers had participated in the 8 year siege of Donbass by Ukranian army and volunteer nazi battalions in which nearly 15,000 people died before Russia finally invaded on 24 Feb 2022. .He was only finally arrested for killing Katya after a huge internatiional public campaign for justice.

Far right nazis and thugs are now admired in male popular culture, attacking leftists, gays and feminists is accepted as nationalist sentiment and monuments to Ukranian nazi leaders, including Stepan Bandera the ‘Ukranian Hitler’ have been erected around the country, since the 2014 “coup”.

The climate of impunity is aided by ‘carter blanche’ support from the US, EU and IMF. Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch mentioned in testimony on 15 November 2019 before the United States House Permanent Select Committee that she was honoring Kateryna Handziuk on 25 April, when she received a phone call from Washington, DC ordering her to leave Ukraine.[13]

“I’m far from the first person who’s fallen victim to Ukrainian far-right groups, nor anywhere near the most serious”..said attacked US journalist Michael Colborne. “Their members have attacked Roma camps multiple times, even killing a Roma man earlier this year. They’ve stormed local city council meetings to intimidate elected officials. They’ve marched by the thousands through the streets to commemorate WWII-era nationalist formations who took part in ethnic cleansing. They’ve acted as vigilantes with little to no negative reaction from state authorities. Ex President Petro Poroshenko and almost 1,500 neo-Nazis and friends threw a two-day Hitler-salute-fest. “.

Sinyuk said Torbin handpicked former inmates for his squad after his early release. He added that another ex-serviceman, Dmitry Balabukha, sentenced to nine years in jail for stabbing a man to death at a bus stop after an argument in 2018, had also been released.

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Note: We don’t publish the above to defend any Russian attacks on civilians.

But we do signal the ignorant hypocrisy of those who shout for peace, call Russians nazis and applaud the dozens of states now shipping free armaments to the Ukraine military, despite their history of corrupt killings, impunity and attempted genocide of minorities like the Russian miners in Donbass.

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