Today’s war cannot be understood without first understanding the U.S. government’s role in Ukraine’s Maidan Coup.
Disclaimer: I did not support the U.S. government’s 2014 coup overthrowing the democratically-elected government of Ukraine, nor did I support Ukraine’s shelling of Donbas for the last 8-years, nor do I support Russia’s current invasion of Ukraine. The neo-Nazi factions represent a small percentage of Ukraine, but a significant percentage that played a major role in the 2014 coup, the War in Donbas, and the ongoing war with Russia. This isn’t a story of good versus evil. It is a story of corrupt governments ruthlessly fighting for competing self-interest, while ordinary citizens suffer the consequences.
If the American people knew the truth about how Obama and Biden helped Neo-Nazi factions overthrow the elected government of Ukraine they might not be so eager to start World War III. Today’s crisis in Ukraine cannot be understood without first understanding the U.S. government’s role in the Ukrainian Maidan Coup.
In 2013, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych rejected an IMF loan and EU association agreement because he claimed the loan would hand over control of Ukraine’s natural resources and increase the cost of living for the Ukrainian people.
In response, a highly organized western-backed color revolution led by U.S. government officials was immediately deployed against Yanukovych.
U.S. organizations such as the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), an infamous CIA-front, trained activist journalists to utilize social media, funded television stations supporting the protest, and bussed in large numbers of protestors from out of town.
NED recently deleted its records of funding projects in Ukraine, but the archived web pages can be found here.
Neo-Nazi Groups Escalate Violence
What started as non-violent, peaceful protests in Kiev’s Independence Square, known as Maidan, quickly escalated into violent attacks against police and government officials with rocks, bats, metal bars, bulldozers, and Molotov cocktails.
Western media outlets claimed that these protests were peaceful, grassroots demonstrations, but they failed to mention the Neo-Nazi elements who seized weapons, commandeered government buildings, and bloodied Ukraine’s streets in escalating violence.
One example of this escalation is covered in the Oliver Stone documentary, “Ukraine On Fire”. On November 30, 2013, the Ukrainian Chief of Staff, associated closely with the U.S. State Department, ordered the streets to be cleared of protestors for the erection of the annual Christmas tree.
When the police arrived, they were met by a highly aggressive and well-organized faction of Ukraine’s Right Sector, who provoked the police into a violent reaction against peaceful protestors which is all the western corporate media reported on. Predictably this resulted in more unrest and violence which was further fueled by U.S. Senator John McCain’s support of the protest.
U.S. Government Officials Back The Coup
Senator John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, went to Kiev to show solidarity with the protestors. McCain met with opposition leaders and appeared on stage in Maidan Square, where he stood shoulder to shoulder with Svoboda leader, Oleh Tyagnibok.
When President Yanukovych was asked about relevant U.S. communications during the time, he replied, “My highest level contact was Vice President Biden. We had frequent phone conversations, but the problem was that Mr. Biden said one thing, but they did different things in Ukraine.”
Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland was caught on a leaked phone call planning Ukraine’s new government, where she can be heard saying, “I think Yats [Arseniy Yatsenyuk] is the guy” and discussing how to “glue this thing.” Nuland mentioned Svoboda’s Tyahnybok as one of the leaders they were working with.
The phone conversation revealed the highest-ranking U.S. official who ostensibly represented the Obama administration in Ukraine, and the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, clearly plotting a coup d’état from within the U.S. embassy against a foreign country’s duly elected president.
Less than one month after the audio leaked, Yatsenyuk became the next prime minister of Ukraine.
The Maidan Massacre
On February 20th, unidentified snipers began firing into the crowd killing people on all sides.
Although the U.S. immediately blamed the Yanukovych administration, another leaked audio call, this time between the E.U.’s foreign affairs chief and the Estonian foreign minister, revealed that they believed pro-U.S. forces had staged a false-flag attack as a pretext to remove Yanukovych and finalize the coup.
The Maidan Massacre was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. Armed mobs took over the Ukrainian government leading to the start of the civil war in Donbas and the Russian annexation of Crimea.
The newly formed government went on to accept a $15 billion IMF loan offer which reportedly increased the price of natural gas by as much as 50 percent for the Ukrainian people.
The Maidan Massacre trial and investigation produced overwhelming evidence that Maidan protesters were massacred by snipers at Maidan-controlled buildings, rather than by government snipers—who were nevertheless charged with the crime.
The evidence, which went unreported by the western media, included videos, testimonies by over 100 wounded protesters, several dozen prosecution witnesses, and forensic ballistic and medical examinations by government experts.
Ukraine’s neo-Nazi Svoboda Party and its founders Oleh Tyahnybok and Andriy Parubiy played leading roles in escalating the violence in Maidan Square and went on to play leading roles in the newly formed government.
The Svoboda Party
The Svoboda party traces it roots to the Ukrainian partisan party in World War II which was allied with Nazi-Germany. Until 2004, Svoboda was called the Social-National party, a deliberate reference to the Nazi’s National-Socialist party. The leader of Svoboda, Oleh Tyahnybok, has openly targeted Jews and ethnic Russians in Ukraine for many years.
In 2004, he was kicked out of Viktor Yushenko’s government for a speech calling for Ukrainians to fight against a “Muscovite-Jewish mafia”. In 2005, he wrote open letters demanding Ukraine do more to halt the “criminal activities” of “organized Jewry”.
The BBC reported on the danger of Svoboda’s rise in 2012. The European Parliament passed a resolution that same year condemning Svoboda as “racist, anti-Semitic and xenophobic”. Yet, somehow the U.S. government thought it was appropriate to back these neo-Nazi groups pushing for the ethnic cleansing of Ukraine.
Every January 1st, tens of thousands of Svoboda followers march through the streets of Ukraine holding torches to honor the birth of Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Ukrainian partisan forces who sided with Nazi-Germany during the second World War. Western historians say that Bandera’s followers carried out massacres of Polish and Jewish civilians.
When Yatsenyuk became Prime Minister, he rewarded Svoboda’s role in the coup with three cabinet positions, including Oleksander Sych as Deputy Prime Minister, and governorships of three of Ukraine’s 25 provinces. Svoboda’s Andriy Parubiy was appointed Chairman (or speaker) of Parliament, a post he held for the next 5 years.
The Azov Battalion
Neo-Nazis also dominate Ukraine’s Azov Battalion, which was founded by Andriy Biletsky, an avowed white supremacist who claimed that Ukraine’s national purpose was to rid the country of Jews and other inferior races. It was the Azov battalion that led the post-coup government’s assault on the self-declared republics and retook the city of Mariupol from separatist forces.
The Minsk II agreement in 2015 ended the worst fighting and set up a buffer zone around the breakaway republics, but a low-intensity civil war continued. An estimated 14,000 people have been killed since 2014. Congressman Ro Khanna and progressive members of Congress tried for several years to end U.S. military aid to the Azov Battalion. They finally did so in the FY2018 Defense Appropriation Bill, but Azov reportedly continued to receive U.S. arms and training despite the ban.
The Odessa Fire Massacre
On May 2nd, 2014, a gang of Ukrainian neo-Nazis brought into Odesa by an oligarch named, Ihor Kolomoysky, attacked a group of Russian-speaking Ukrainians who were peacefully occupying large tents outside the Odesa Trade Union House.
The crowd escaped the violent mob by running into the Trade Union House which the neo-Nazi mob subsequently lit on fire with Molotov cocktails. Innocent civilians were massacred by beatings, gunshots, and those trapped inside were burned alive.
Ihor Kolomoysky, the Ukrainian billionaire oligarch, who funded the Azov Batallion and other neo-Nazi militant groups, was not only the key man behind the Odesa Fire Massacre, but he was also the key man behind Burisma Holdings, the corrupt gas company which paid Hunter Biden $83,000 a month.
Kolomoysky bankrolled many private Ukrainian militias like the Dnipro and Aidar Battalions and often deployed them to protect his financial interests in PrivatBank, the largest commercial bank in Ukraine.
Kolomoysky who owns one of the largest media conglomerates in Ukraine, 1+1 Media Group, also happened to produce the movies and television shows that lifted Zelensky into the national spotlight leading to his presidency.
The nonprofit research group, Marco Polo, which is doing a comprehensive report on Hunter Biden’s Laptop, made the connection between Hunter Biden’s text messages and Kolomoysky’s neo-Nazi massacres in Ukraine.
In the text messages pictured below, Hunter Biden asked Hallie Biden, his brother’s widow turned mistress if she believed that he had “children burned alive in DONETSK” or “children killed in donetsk, Ukraine”. Undoubtedly, in reference to the Kolomoysky-funded neo-Nazi war crimes in Eastern Ukraine.
On February 24, when Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops into Ukrainian territory on a stated mission to “demilitarize and denazify” the country, the western propaganda machine went into overdrive to cover up how Obama and Biden installed these neo-Nazi factions in Ukraine.
This wasn’t the first time the corporate media and the U.S. political establishment covered up for what Obama and Biden had done in Ukraine. Back in 2019, the political establishment impeached President Trump for asking questions about what corrupt American policymakers had been doing in Ukraine.
How many Americans realize that the U.S. government aided neo-Nazi militias in overthrowing the democratically elected president of Ukraine in 2014? How many Americans realize that neo-Nazi militias in Ukraine have been shelling the Donbas region for the last 8-years in violation of the Minsk agreement killing thousands of innocent civilians?
How many Americans know that Obama and Biden armed and trained Ukraine’s neo-Nazi Azov Battalion who are guilty of committing ‘ISIS-Style’ war crimes?
Every modern American and NATO war has been a total disaster, based on false premises, which has turned stable countries into hotbeds of chaos, corruption, and terrorism. US government-backed regime change didn’t work in the Middle East and it has now directly resulted in this war between Russia and Ukraine.
Support the innocent people of Ukraine and Russia, but do not support the corrupt governments that created this bloodshed. Do not support the globalist banking cartel, the military-industrial complex, and the western propaganda machine.
The same neoconservatives and neoliberals who spent the last few decades killing millions of innocent civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and Somalia, are now trying to manipulate the American people into supporting a war in Ukraine against nuclear-armed Russia.
A diplomatic solution might be as simple as demilitarization in Ukraine, stopping the shelling in the Donbas region, and signing a treaty promising Ukraine will never join NATO, but the American foreign policy elite and the useful idiots who support them, are currently lobbying for escalation, no-fly zones, and World War III.
Pray for peace and diplomacy.