The Polish printed media, the weekly “Polish Thought” works since 1941.
The Polish author Arkadiusz Miksa wrote an interesting article under the heading “Neo-Nazi Ukraine”.
He tried to take a close look at the situation in the Donbass and decided to analyze social networks Facebook and Vkontakte popular in Ukraine.
“It’s interesting that on Facebook Ukrainians are also showing off their neo-Nazism, and it’s strange that portal administrators do not react to their materials,” he says.
His attention mostly was attracted by two radical organizations: “Right Sector”* and Azov.
“The materials are shocking because they (radicals – ed.) are growing in Ukraine, becoming neo-Banderists and neo-Nazis at a young age and do not remember the aftermath of the Second World War,” the Polish author writes.
Ukraine’s friends and foes
Arkadiusz Miksa tried to figure out who are friends and who are foes of the Ukrainian radicals. He noted that the Ukrainian nationalists respond positively to the Belarusian “volunteer military formations supporting the Third Reich”.
“Belarus, after the overthrow of (President – ed.) Lukashenko will become Ukraine’s closest ally,” the Polish article says. Thus, “neighbors” can adopt the “experience” of the Maidan and organize a successful Maidan in Minsk.
The author also notes the minor friendship of “Ukrainians” with Georgians, Chechens, Crimean Tatars, Lithuanians, Turks and Croats.
“The Poles are often displayed on various graphs regarding Hitler’s aggression, most often in the context of justice and the need of Poland’s decision in 1939,” the author writes.
Big hatred lies in the pictures associated with the so-called “separatists” and Russians in the Donbass, he adds.
“They are calling Russians as “Moscals” and “Potatriots”. Putin himself is described as “d*ckhead”. Corpses of “separatists” are shown with great joy. Victims burned alive during the Odessa tragedy are becoming jokes, – Miksa notes, – A great joy was caused by the plane crash with Alexandrov’s choir.”
“The cult of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich are especially popular among young women. Hitler’s image with the inscription “Liberator” won the sympathy of several hundred people. The photos of the participants with a gesture of greeting, the symbols of the Third Reich are a common topic. – the article says. – On the occasion of “Valentine’s Day” were prepared pictures with the inscription: “Love is when you can bury corpses of separatists together.” The image itself shows a man and a woman lying face down. Next to the corpses flies the Bandera flag.”
“A few (Banderists – ed.) have courage to show their faces,” the author writes.
In addition, the article raises the issue of the Ukrainian radicals attitude towards the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.
“Rampant struggle is conducted in the direction of the Russian language. To this end, photos of people with different characteristics of mental retardation are spreaded on the Internet with the notation “these people use the “language of Muscovites” in Ukraine.”
Neo-Banderists’ and PiS**
Arkadiusz Miksa also writes that the radicals of the “Right Sector” sought support from the PiS party.
“Russia as a common enemy is bringing together both political entities,” the author writes.
Ukrainian-Polish relations are now in decline. Statements of the nationalists of the two countries caused mutual distrust to each other. The president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has repeatedly poured oil on the fire, allowing himself to make careless statements about Poland.
*This organization is recognized extremist by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, its activities on the territory of Russia are prohibited.
**Law and Justice (Polish: Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, PiS) is a conservative political party in Poland.