Russia has Criticized the UN Glorification of Nazi Collaborators in the EU
24 March 2015
The Russian delegation during a performance at the ongoing Geneva 28th session of the Council of the United Nations on Human Rights criticized racism in the U.S. and the glorification of Nazi collaborators in the European Union and Ukraine.
The Russian Delegation took part in a meeting held on the first day of the week in the evening discussions on the agenda item “Elimination of racism and racial discrimination,” reports UN news agency.
At the meeting the Delegation of the Russian Federation, according to the text of her speech, said that in the United States “Minorities more often become victims of police arbitrariness”.
About this is demonstrated, for example, by a report of the U.S. Department of Justice, that confirmed the presence of signs of systemic racism of the police action in Ferguson, Missouri and also occurred in early March, a new murder by police of African Americans in Los Angeles.
In some EU countries, said the Russian side, “for the past 20 years, thousands of people deprived of their citizenship and, therefore, the major civil rights only on the basis of ethnic origin.”
“Certain political forces, most importantly in the European Union,
in favor of outside interests are trying to revive hateful ideology.”
Every year in several countries in the EU are held marches and rallies of SS Legionnaires, for example, a march of veterans of the Waffen-SS, which again was held on 16 March in Riga. In Lithuania there was held on February 16, torchlight procession nationalists with the open use of the Nazi swastika. In Estonia, the procession of nationalists was organized on February 24. In addition, in Estonia, not so long ago was cynical exposition on the theme of the Holocaust.”
Special indignation, – was noted in the statement, is held on 19 February, the meeting of the Prime Minister of Eastonia (Taavi Rõivas) with veterans of the 20th Grenadier division of the SS.”
Even the memory of those who gave their lives for the Victory over Nazism,are “subjected to constant abuse: in the past, and this year the EU swept a wave of vandalism regarding the monuments and graves of fighters against Nazism.”
In the capital of Russia, it is assumed that underestimating and ignoring tendencies of neo-Nazism, the acquiescence of its spread “is fraught with the growth of radical extremist movements on the European continent and beyond.
“Witness the events in Ukraine, where Nazi collaborators Bandera, Shukhevych and other defiling himself with the blood of thousands of victims and unleashed the genocide, declared heroes, and the day of creation of the Ukrainian insurgent army* that openly collaborated with the Nazis and committed the worst lawlessness in the war, declared a national holiday.”
As stressed by the Delegation of the Russian Federation, “Today in Ukraine neo-Nazism becomes in fact the main state ideology, and the indulgence of this trend increases the probability of bringing to serious consequences.”
At the end of December 2014 Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations social and humanitarian problems was presented by the Russian resolution,
calling to effectively combat the glorification of Nazism and other forms of racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance. (115 out of 193 UN-member countries voted for the draft resolution proposed by Russia)
Explaining the decision of the U.S. delegation that voted against the decision, the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs- Gennady Gatilov said that Washington did it for political reasons. However, in Europe itself, there is no unanimity as to the theme of the glorification of Nazism. So, in January, Ukrainian nationalists wrote to the President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman a letter in which he defended the Bandera and Shukhevych. The letter was written in response to the message of the President of the Czech Republic that he refuses to congratulate Ukraine with such heroes. In response to this letter Zeman said that what Bandera was planning to do in Ukraine make a puppet Nazi state.” Are you aware Of the words Bandera: “I will Kill every Pole from 16 to 60 years?” If you have not heard about these words of Bandera), then no you are not a Ukrainian. But If you know about this statement (Bandera), then you agree with him or not? If you agree, then our discussion is over,” wrote Zeman.
Recall that Bandera was sitting in a Polish prison for a triple murder. Zeman said before that torchlight procession on 1 January in Kiev in honor of the birthday of Stepan Bandera was organized exactly the same as marches were organized by the Nazis during the years of Nazi Germany.” We emphasize that consistently earning Bandera, Petliura, Mazepa, the Ukrainian government could not come to a natural end, – the justification of Hitler and the transformation of Germany into an innocent victim of “Soviet aggression”, And not the country that started the war. In the end, fresh Ukrainian authorities in fact conducted a campaign on the glorification of Nazism and the revision of the history of the world. So, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk first subjected to prosecution of the Russian Federation in the aggression against Germany and Ukraine in the same sentence with a statement about the illegality of rewriting the results of the Second World War.
* Organization about which the court has adopted an enforceable conclusion about the destruction of, or prohibiting activities on the grounds stipulated by the Federal law “On countering extremist activity”