“American liberals are quick to cry ‘Nazi’ about a homegrown murderer, while they lionize his fellow Hitler acolytes fighting in Ukraine“
Ten people were killed in the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. The actions of the suspect, Payton Gendron, have been identified as being racially motivated both by the police and by himself, citing the so-called ‘Great Replacement’ theory that inspires fear of a multiracial society.
Yet he draws his philosophy from the same well as a group of individuals that the mainstream media has valorized since the onset of the conflict in Ukraine – the Azov Battalion.
The Azov has been a mainstay of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, featuring some of Kiev’s best fighters. However, it is openly anti-Semitic and espouses the views held by Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian Nazi collaborator responsible for ethnic cleansing during World War II.
The battalion was once accurately maligned in Western media for its Nazi ideology, and even the US government funded outlet Bellingcat detailed in 2019 how Azov has actively recruited American extremists to join its fight against Russia.
However, the tune has changed to almost the opposite during ongoing the Russian military operation in Ukraine, and now the neo-Nazi military group is heralded as being home to defenders of Ukraine’s freedom.
For a group of people who pull out the ‘You’re a Nazi’ card every time a conservative opens his mouth, liberals have been unusually silent about the rampant far right ethos within the Ukrainian military.
And no more is this evident than the fact that the Buffalo shooter’s philosophy and worldview are shared by the Azov Battalion. In fact, the first page of his manifesto boldly features the ‘sonnenrad’,or black sun, symbol that features prominently on Azov’s own official insignia.
Following Gendron’s arrest, his manifesto surfaced online – posted by the suspect himself minutes ahead of the shooting, which he live-streamed on Twitch. The long-winded document, which runs to some 180 pages, explains his philosophy and motivation and derives inspiration from another mass shooter, Brenton Tarrant.
Tarrant, who murdered 51 people in several mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, posted his own, 74-page, screed that also prominently featured the ‘sonnenrad’symbol and made the same arguments as Gendron, the Azov Battalion, and other racial extremists.
Following the shooting in Buffalo on Saturday, liberals have taken it upon themselves to attack the right for “indoctrinating” easily impressionable white men such as the suspect.
In an effort to deplatform Tucker Carlson at Fox News, liberals and Democrat operatives seized on the tragedy to lay the shooting at his feet – all the while erasing any connection that the shooter’s motives and philosophy share with the Ukrainian militants.
While the left praises this development, it accuses those afraid of the loss of their demographic strength of being conspiracy theorists – while simultaneously marginalizing their concerns and dismissing their fears as base racism.
Manifestos written by shooters such as Tarrant and Gendron then become a rallying cry for neo-Nazis worldwide.
Tarrant’s outlook even circled back to Ukraine where an individual was arrested under suspicion of spreading the translated document, as detailed by Newsweek.
There’s a certain irony to the left’s creation of Nazi boogeymen while actively supporting their allies in Ukraine with billions of dollars – all while whitewashing their beliefs and ideology.
Sunlight is the best disinfectant, and it’s necessary to identify evil for what it is and regardless of who commits it, be it on a battlefield in Ukraine or on American streets.
Azov commander boasts about gruesome photos of executed civilians
Ukrainian neo-Nazi gloats over brutally killed opposition activists, wishes their fate on all “traitors”
File photo: Militants in Kiev carry a banner with the Wolfsangel, a SS symbol embraced by the “Azov” regiment. © AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY
A Ukrainian officer who at one point commanded the notorious neo-Nazi Azov regiment has gloated on social media over graphic photos of dead members of an opposition party.
The activists “disappeared” from the Ukrainian-held city of Severodonetsk in early March and appear to have been extrajudicially executed, with Maksim Zhorin implying such a fate awaits all “traitors.”
Racial hatred and the fear of a multiracial society – as detailed by the ‘Great Replacement’ theory espoused by these killers – draw upon statements made by liberals and the mainstream media, which have presented this as a positive development as recently as four years ago. As exemplified by a 2018 interview on CNN with Prof. Rogelio Saenz, a demographer at the University of Texas, trends show that Latinos will very soon surpass the white population in the state of Texas. The political implications, he stated, play out more slowly than the actual numbers – there is a significant lag period with respect to demographic strength playing out as political power.
“This is what the ‘Patriots for Life’ from Severodonetsk look like now,” Zhorin said in a now-deleted Telegram post on Wednesday. “They disappeared on March 7, and now their new photos have appeared. They look like that,” he added with a smirking-face emoji.
“I would not be surprised if the investigation finds out that they shot themselves in the head – when they realized how stupid they were when they went to cooperate with [Ilya] Kiva,” he added, in a reference to the Ukrainian MP who fled to Russia in January.
Prosecutors in Kiev had charged Kiva, an outspoken critic of President Volodymyr Zelensky, with treason on March 6, the day before the activists went missing. He had fled the country after being kicked out by his party, “Opposition Platform — For Life.”
That did not save the faction, and almost a dozen others, from being temporarily banned by Zelensky on March 20. A law allowing for permanent bans was adopted on May 14.
Zhorin’s post showed the badly disfigured faces of three men and a woman, in body bags. They appear to have been extrajudicially executed in a cruel manner, said the Telegram channel “Witch Hunt,” which first brought attention to the Azov leader’s post.
Ukraine is “not even medieval, it is ISIS,” the channel added, in a reference to Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, known for its savage beheadings of prisoners.
Severodonetsk became Ukraine’s military administration center for the disputed Lugansk region in the east of the country. It is a major stronghold of troops loyal to Kiev and is currently the site of heavy fighting with Russian troops, as well as Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics’ forces.
Zhorin isn’t just any member of Azov, a notorious Ukrainian militia that has adopted Nazi iconography.
He joined them in 2014, at the very start of the turmoil in Ukraine, and actually commanded the unit from August 2016 to September 2017, though his rank in the National Guard of Ukraine is only first lieutenant.
His official biography says Zhorin took part in the taking of Mariupol and Marinka and survived the 2014 defeat at Ilovaisk.
In October 2017, he set up the Kharkov regional branch of Azov’s political wing, the National Corps, and became a member of the party’s central committee in January 2020.
Natasha’s Survival Testimony: Kidnap, Rape, Torture and Mass murder of Donbass people by Ukrainian Nazis – May 13, 2022
from another Western Banned New Agency shared with thanks translation thefreeonline.com
This archive article was written on April 5, 2016, following a meeting with Natasha, a political prisoner, who managed to escape from occupied Donbass to Donetsk.
Her arbitrary detention was carried out by an independent unit of Pravy Sektor, who took her to a hellish place, where they raped women and tortured and killed people.
She was not far from Novogrodivka, in the rear of the Donetsk front.
The more than twenty days that she spent in a dirty impasse between tortured and murdered were the equivalent of a lifetime. It is without a doubt one of the worst testimonies collected by Laurent Brayard at the time, and this single interview demonstrates the true nature of the Ukrainian regime, from the Maidan to today.
But the worst thing is that this woman was interviewed in Donetsk by Red Cross, UN and OSCE officials. Today these people breathe and live with what they have heard.
How they can live with this burden on their conscience is another question. It is worse than a descent into hell, an immersion in a horror movie, even though it is real.
A simple Donbass woman plunged into horror
Natasha, 55 years old, arrives at our offices one morning. It is other tortured prisoners who have indicated the work that she does. Modest and almost shy, she doesn’t dare sit down. I would spend more than two hours listening to the horrific testimony she gives me, the story of a simple woman caught up in a maelstrom of torture and violence from the Pravy Sektor and the Ukraine of the Maidan. This testimony is without a doubt the harshest I have ever heard, and I have heard too many.
“I was born in the Donbass and have lived there all my life, I lived in a village near Pervomaiskoe, not far from Makeevka and Donetsk. I was the controller of the local gas company and, although I was never interested in politics, I participated in the organization of the referendum for the federalization of Ukraine in the spring of 2014.
It must be said that I was also a councilor in my village. Despite this, when we saw the Ukrainian troops coming, I did not run away, I was not aware of what was going to happen to me.
Of course I was for the DPR [Donesk People’s Republic], for the insurgency, but I had no subversive activity. I continued with my work.
With a small motorcycle I traveled under fire and shots throughout the area assigned to cut the gas pipes, often during the bombings and I did it until January 27, 2015, the day they arrested me”.
“Four or five strong guys in balaclavas came to my house screaming. They searched everything and found nothing, but on my phone there were many addresses of the gas points to be cut off and numbers corresponding to the readings.
They said that I was a coordinator of the artillery of the Republican Army. I couldn’t defend myself. The blows rained down and they took me in a vehicle.
They had covered my head and eyes with adhesive tape, as well as a bag. During the trip, while I was lying in the back, a man kept questioning me and hitting me on the head.
They took me to a Pravy Sektor headquarters between Celidovo and Novogrodovka, where the torture began.”
On the verge of death and hell
“I was detained for 19 days, seven of them without eating, only vitamins in a glass of water and 11 days with my hands tied, and to this day I have consequences.
They beat me with sticks and bare hands, breaking almost all of my upper teeth. I was thrown to the ground and beaten in terrible sessions.
I didn’t see a doctor until the eleventh day, I wasn’t allowed to go to the bathroom, I used to relieve myself on top.
In 19 days I lost many kilos and could not walk. They broke and twisted all my nails and I have a cyst on my back from kicking so much.
They also lightly stabbed me with a knife and pressed it against my forehead to get answers. At night they put me in a basement, we were in a mine facility.
I could hear the screams of the tortured, many men but also some women. These screams will echo in my head all my life.”
“When they took me away, I passed a room where a young woman of about 25 was lying, her name was Carla or Christina, or something like that.
She was completely naked and tied on a bed, the torturers came from her and raped her according to their wishes, she cried weakly calling her mother Mamiulia, Mamiula, don’t hurt me anymore, please.
It was terrifying, it was like a dream. It was terrifying, the torturers told me that she was a sniper and that I didn’t have to know more.
They raped her for a long time. At the end she was moaning and when she was raped, I could hear the bedposts hitting the wall. I was on the other side.
Then they locked me in a basement. One day the tortured young woman disappeared. I don’t know what they did with her. In this new hole I stayed two days. There was no heating, I couldn’t sleep because of the cold.
The place was covered in dried blood. Bullet holes literally riddled one of the walls. It was undoubtedly a place of torture and execution of prisoners. Dozens of used condoms could be seen all over the ground, dumped there after the rapes. There were other girls screaming but I couldn’t see them.”
Rape by Pravy Sektor henchmen at the hands of the SBU political police
“They took me out of the basement in an emaciated state and chained me in a gym where there was another woman named Galina Stepenienka.
Her head was swollen and she told me that she had been repeatedly raped and beaten by drunken soldiers.
We were forbidden to speak to each other, under penalty of death, but we were able to do so. I stayed there, from time to time a soldier would come in and kick us or insult us.
They gave me food, a Ukrainian military doctor untied my hands on the eleventh day, I could no longer use them. They took me to a bathroom, but I couldn’t wash for 19 days.
On the eighteenth day a young prisoner was placed in our room, not badly beaten, we quickly understood that she was a false prisoner and a sneak, anyway what could we say, he had not done anything!
Every night we could still hear the screams of raped and tortured girls, or abused men.”
“On the nineteenth day, I was taken in a sorry state to Druzhovka, near Kramatorsk, to some kind of SBU headquarters or something.
There people were not hooded, they prepared a statement in which I recognized my separatist activities and the fact that I was an artillery coordinator, I was ready for anything after that treatment and by then it did not matter.
I signed the paper. I thought they were going to take me to jail like another woman there named Yulia Michiouka, in Mariupol or somewhere else, but they released me in the middle of the night.
I was taken home by a young Ukrainian soldier who was scared by my appearance and what had been done to me.
He told me that Pravy Sektor was still in the area where I lived and that, even if the court had released me, I was going to disappear like many of the people in my town; in fact, we have seen people like Sergei Vasilyevich Reznik, Vladimir Banderenka or Alexander Uzakov and dozens of others disappear.”
The Red Cross, the UN and the OSCE knew everything
“It was February 14, I went home with orders not to go out, but I understood that I had to flee.
At that time, there were no passes or authorizations for the buses that crossed the front, so I just took my bag, the money I had and got on a bus. It was between February 16 and 18, 2015.
Since I was not yet registered at the crossings, I crossed the front line with fear in my stomach and found myself in Donetsk on the same day.
Since then I live in a government shelter and with humanitarian aid from the Russian Federation and my daughter. I found a job as a cook, but for a part-time salary of 1,730 rubles, I am surviving.
All my belongings have been left in the occupied zone. I was heard by Charline Frantz, a Swiss Red Cross worker, and also a UN commissioner, there was also a Frenchman, perhaps from the European Union, I have his business card somewhere…
One thing is certain: they listened to my testimony, but I didn’t see it appearing.”
Natacha’s testimony ends at the Red Cross, with Charline Frantz. But also with the UN and with European officials, probably also the OSCE. In high places, the European and Western authorities, not to mention the Red Cross, know about this, they all know the truth about the torture, the rapes, the executions.
Meanwhile, journalists continue to deny the horror of the terrible acts committed by Kyiv, its army, its security services and so far none of the correspondents of the big media have come out with the slightest testimony, even if it is available in their hands, on the crimes against humanity that are perpetrated by Ukraine in the Donbass and in Ukraine.
Will the silence continue for long?
Six years later, not only is there still silence… but journalists are using disinformation and editing provided by Ukraine to try to turn the tables.