Ukraine's Puppet Government Denounced for Nazism and War Push

January 5, 2015

Czech President Milos Zeman denounced Ukraine's drive for war in a Jan. 3 interview with Pravo daily, in which he zeroed in on the NATO-U.S. installed Prime Minister, Arseny Yatsenyuk, reported Iran's Fars News Agency (FNA).

"Yats" is famous for being "our boy," as described in a phone conversation between Obama's neo-con Victoria Nuland and the U.S. Ambassador to Kiev, just before the putsch that ousted the elected government of Ukraine.

Zeman said:

"Judging by some statements made by Prime Minister (Arseny) Yatsenyuk, I think he is, most likely, the prime minister of war as he does not want a peaceful solution, when the whole European Commission recommends seeking and achieving it...He wishes to solve the problem by force."

"Maidan was nowhere close to a democratic revolution. A civil war is underway in Ukraine," added Zeman, who contrasted Yatsenyuk's war push to talks and conferences that involve Ukraine President Poroshenko talking to Putin among others.

One day earlier, two Russian officials denounced Ukraine for allowing pro-Nazi rallies, which occurred on Jan. 1, when Right Sector and Bandera-loving Svoboda supporters held a torchlight parade. On Jan. 2, the Russian Foreign Ministry's human rights envoy Konstantin Dolgov send out a statement by Twitter denouncing the rightwing rallies, saying that these torchlight demonstrations show that Ukraine "is continuing to move along the path of the Nazis! And this is in the Center of Europe."

Infax-Ukraine reported that activists of the Svoboda (Freedom) and Right Sector Ukrainian nationalist parties shouted racist slogans as they rallied to mark the 106th birth anniversary of Nazi Stepan Bandera. Some protesters wore World War II military uniforms, while others draped themselves in the red and black nationalist flags, chanting "Ukraine belongs to Ukrainians" and "Bandera will return and restore order."

Russian journalists who were covering the rally were pushed and beaten and one female reporter had her cellphone stolen during the assault by the right-wingers. Deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's press department Maria Zakharova condemned the assault via a Facebook posting, reported by RT.

"A new attack on Russian journalists is another glaring fact of press persecution in Ukraine...It is important that anti-fascist organizations have their say in the matter, because it is no longer about some dangerous neo-Nazi tendencies in the center of Europe, but specific activities that in form and content copy Nazi traditions. Silence in this case is an act of approval."