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Ukraine’s Glorification Of Homegrown Fascists

On a surprise visit to Ukraine a few days ago, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was greeted at a train station in Kyiv by the deputy foreign minister, Andriy Melnyk, Ukraine’s former ambassador to Germany. Accompanied by Chrystia Freeland, a Ukrainian Canadian and Canada’s deputy prime minister, Trudeau arrived in the Ukrainian capital bearing $500 […]

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Ukraine’s Nazi Collaborators

Much to its annoyance and embarrassment, Ukraine is mired in a seemingly unending controversy over its ambivalent attitude toward the Holocaust. On the one hand, Ukraine recognizes the enormity of this unprecedented tragedy. On the other hand, Ukraine glorifies certain Ukrainian nationalists who were implicated in pogroms which unfolded during Germany’s bestial occupation of the […]

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Jewish Affairs

Stepan Bandera’s Nazi Links Tainted Ukrainian Nationalist Movement

To say that the late Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera is a divisive and polarizing figure in contemporary Ukraine would be to understate the case.┬áMore than five decades after his assassination in West Germany, allegedly at the hands of KGB agents, he inspires both adulation and loathing. Bandera’s ambivalent legacy was on martial display a few […]