The admitted involvement as leaders of Maidan by both Chalupas is a clear violation of the Neutrality Act and has up to a 25 year prison sentence attached to it. But does this make them ultra-nationalists hell bent on starting a war between America and Russia? By itself the answer is an obvious no. They still need to be investigated by the Department of Justice for the above stated crimes though.
The Chalupas are OUNb Bandera. This is a political affiliation in the same way as saying you are a Democrat or a Republican. They were taught from a young age that Stepan Bandera and the Ukrainian Waffen SS are the role models to follow after they grow up.
Andrea Chalupa's webpage expresses this through the colored lens they are taught history with. "My parents were born in refugee camps in Germany 90 miles apart in 1945; their families survived the Soviets and the Nazis. So I always try to keep that in mind."
According to Ukrainian nationalist scholar Taraz Kuzio, in 1945, Yaroslav Stetsko was still asking Hitler for armies to continue the fight on the Eastern front against the Allies. After Stepan Bandera was imprisoned, it was the Ukrainian Diaspora in the US that were commanding the Nazi battalions in Eastern Europe. The Chalupa family are the grandchildren of Bandera soldiers.
But OUNb still has to exist today for this to be real. Since 1991, the OUN has been in control of Ukraine and when it looked like that grip might weaken, they ousted OUNm Victor Yanukovych.
According to the Ukrainian Weekly in a rare open statement of their existence in 2011, "Other statements were issued in the Ukrainian language by the leadership of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (B) and the International Conference in Support of Ukraine. The OUN (Bandera wing) called for the release of Ms. Tymoshenko and Mr. Lutsenko, and demanded judicial proceedings based on democratic ... the correct response on the part of both the diaspora and Ukrainians in the homeland would be a boycott of representatives of Ukraine's authorities. Similarly, the International Conference in Support of Ukraine (formerly known as the World Conference of Ukrainian State Organizations) appealed to Ukrainians around the world to participate in a complete boycott of the Yanukovych regime,"
What is OUNb Bandera? They follow the same political policy and platform that was developed in the 1930's by Stepan Bandera. When these people go to a holocaust memorial they are celebrating both the dead and the OUNb SS that killed them. There is no getting around this fact. The OUNb have no concept of democratic values and want an authoritarian fascism. They believe firmly in a police state where every person is a nationalist or a nobody. The above statement by the OUNb show one real underlying reason to overthrow Yanukovych.
Going forward to 2014, in a Huff Post article Sept. 1 2016, Andrea Chalupa described Sviatoslav Yurash as one of Ukraine's important "dreamers." He is a young activist that founded Euromaidan Press. Beyond the gushing glow what she doesn't say is who he actually is. Sviatoslav Yurash was Dmitri Yarosh's spokesman just after Maidan. He is a hardcore Ukrainian nationalist.