Russian President Putin said his troops will fight the Nazis in Ukraine. Putin said, "Its goal is to protect people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide... for the last eight years. And for this, we will strive for the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine."
Many western TV reporters scoffed at the idea as nonsense. After all, how could a Jewish President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, allow Nazis to support the government?
Ever since 2015, the CIA has been running a training camp for Nazis in Ukraine, to act as a military deterrent to Russia. The US Congress passed a bill to fund the program, which is connected to the Pentagon.
Remember that it was the CIA program in Afghanistan that funded Osama bin Laden, and others following Radical Islam, to fight the Russians. That group became Al Qaeda and attacked NYC on 9/11, which in turn created the US war on Afghanistan and Iraq.
The CIA program 'Timber Sycamore' trained and funded Radical Islamic terrorists, that Washington called "Freedom Fighters", in Syria until 2017, when President Trump cut the program off.
The Nazi party of Hitler's Germany in WW2 was anti-Semitic. But the political ideology was fascist. The neo-Nazi groups in Ukraine are fascists, white supremacists, and anti-Russian. This allows the Ukrainian Nazis to partner with the Jewish President who is fighting Russia.
When the pro-Russian President of Ukraine was ousted, it was Nazis who fought to create a new Ukraine, devoid of Russian influence.
One of the first directives of the new Ukraine was to discharge all soldiers in the Ukrainian Army who were ethnically Russian. Suddenly, ethnic Russians in Ukraine were targeted as the enemy. Only the 'pure' Ukrainians deserved peace and prosperity in Ukraine. Those residents living in the far eastern regions on the border with Russia, who were ethnically Russian and spoke Russian, were targeted by the Nazi groups. Fighting broke out in a civil war, as the Russian speakers fought to defend themselves and their homes. This almost constant fighting in the Donbas region is the root cause of the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
Had the central government of Ukraine solved the issue of the Donbas before, and ordered the removal of the various Nazi militias from the area, the current conflict might have been avoided.
There is a second cause of the conflict, which is the refusal of Ukraine and its US-NATO partners to consider the national security issues facing Russia after the NATO build-up in Eastern Europe brought NATO and its missiles pointing at Moscow literally on the border of Russia.
"Ukraine really does have a far-right problem, and it's not a fiction of Kremlin propaganda. And it's well past time to talk about it," explained journalist and expert on the Ukrainian far-right, Michael Colborne, who wrote a book on the Azov movement. The Azov Regiment dates back to early 2014 and is now an official unit of the Ukrainian National Guard, and its political wing the National Corps political party participated in the vote in the parliamentary elections in 2019. Colborne added, "The Azov movement tries to be a one-stop-shop for all things far-right. There's also a bevy of loosely affiliated but more extreme subgroups under its umbrella as well, including open neo-Nazis who praise and promote violence."
Ukraine is home to several nationalist paramilitary groups, such as the Azov movement, and Right Sector, which espouses neo-Nazi ideology. Svoboda is a far-right party that holds a seat in parliament.
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