On July 21, 2022, in Kiev, some Ukrainians pay tribute to fighters who have been killed in Mariupol, Donetsk People’s Republic, Donbass, between March 11 and May 20, from the encirclement of the city to the surrender of the last defenders in Azovstal steel mill. Their corpses have been later exchanged
Have you noticed the symbol on the coffin ? The Wolsfangel (wolf hook) was a 15th-century heraldic charge in Germany, not Poland nor Ukraine, that everybody would have forgotten, except specialists. But the Nazis have included it in their runic symbols system between the 1930s and 1945. Among the nationalists, mostly from western Ukraine, former Poland, who later started to worship local historical Nazi Stepan Bandera as a national hero, some have chosen again the Wolfsangel as their emblem. They are members since 2014 of supremacist paramilitary organization Azov. And since February 24, 2022, beginning of the Russian special military operation in Donbass and Ukraine, many Westerners are regarding them as heroes
Let us forget for a moment about the ideology. Are they heroes ? Let us look at the facts. These national battalions, including Azov, are special police, punitive formations, which have slaughtered civilians in Odessa, Mariupol, deliberately shelled for eight years, are still shelling residential areas in Donbass, where no troops are stationed, no military value facilities are set. The special military operation encircled and besieged the Ukrainian garrison of Mariupol, including the core of Azov. 3/1 is the common balance of forces, in order to achieve a successful offensive. The republican and Russian assailants were probably fewer than the 8,000 well entrenched Ukrainians and in no account 24,000. The defenders were using civilians as human shields, detained hostages in Azovstal steel mill, tried to exchange them for food and drugs, but were finally defeated, about 4,000 killed in action, 4,000 prisoners. The Russian siege was a masterpiece. Where are the heroes ?
What are the reasons for this Western madness ? Most politicians are soulless individuals, often egocentric thugs. What about the common folks ? Are they all silly stooges ? Compassion for the Ukrainians ? Come on, the same people have not given a damn when NAZIS were attacking Russian-speaking civilians during eight years. Last but not the least, they are motivating Volodymyr Zelenskyy to protract the conflict, when the carnage would end with the liberation of the Donbass and legal crackdown on Nazism.
I guess that the actual reason is once more ideology, not necessarily racism, but the belief in the Western civilization supremacy. I am skeptical and even amused. The US, their UK minion, are the undisputed champions of criminal wars of aggression, Europe is the culprit of two world ones and once more, here is I think the most tangible fact, the Heimat of Nazism. Now that’s enough.