One thing is certain: the full extent of the ties between Ukraine and the posturing, self-righteous, desperately corrupt, hypocritical and self-serving U.S. Democrat establishment is not publicly known, and may never be known. But what we do know should have brought that entire establishment crashing down years ago. First, there was Hunter Biden’s $50,000-a-month job with the Ukrainian gas company Burisma despite his having no experience whatsoever in the industry. This was an obvious instance of influence-peddling despite all the ongoing attempts to explain it away. Then there are the allegations that the U.S. government sent taxpayer money to Ukraine, which then invested in the discredited cryptocurrency firm FTX, which then donated millions to Democrats. The heated denials of any wrongdoing in the latter case recall the denials of the authenticity of Hunter’s laptop. And there is much more, including the fact that yesterday’s Ukrainian Nazi terrorists are now U.S. taxpayer-funded heroes of freedom.
The alleged plot to destroy various Italian targets — including a police station — appears to be the first attempted terror attack in Western Europe linked to Ukraine’s official Nazi military formations.
Police in Italy arrested four suspected neo-Nazis with links to Ukraine’s notorious Azov Battalion who were accused of plotting to carry out “violent acts” against both civilians and police, according to local media.
Photos released by police show the Nazi paraphernalia seized in around 30 raids on members of the “Order of Hagal” throughout the country included photos of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, and t-shirts bearing the logo of Ukraine’s official Nazi regiment, the Azov Battalion.
“According to the investigators, the objective identified by the members of the Order of Hagal was the Marigliano [police] barracks,” Italian outlet Today Chronicle wrote Tuesday.
According to the Italian publication, one of the suspects wanted by police “disappeared” before he could be apprehended – a 27-year-old Ukrainian national named Anton Radomosky, who the outlet reported “would have offered his ‘intermediation’ between the Order of Hagal and neo-Nazi groups such as the Azov Battalion,” which they note “is particularly active in the context of the War in Donbass.”
Information published by ANSA, Italy’s leading news agency, indicates that Radomosky “is currently in Ukraine, and the investigation showed that he was in contact with the Azov Battalion.”
According to another Italian source, the “Ukrainian accomplice… wanted to cause an explosion in a shopping center.” Corriere Del Mezzogiorno indicated “the cell had contacts” with not only “Ukrainian ultranationalist formations such as the Azov Battalion,” but also the notorious Ukrainian “Right Sector” nazi militia.
The EU and Interpol have been fretting for months about the likelihood that weapons being shipped to Ukraine amid NATO’s proxy war on Russia will end up in criminal hands. As Interpol chief Jurgen Stock explained in early June, “Once the guns fall silent [in Ukraine], the illegal weapons will come. We know this from many other theaters of conflict. The criminals are even now, as we speak, focusing on them.”
Acting in the best interests of its own people, Holland has officially withdrawn sanctions against Russia despite no approval or permission from the European Union (EU).
The first country in Europe to do so, Holland started out by issuing 91 waivers from sanctions against Russia following the initial invasion. These waivers covered specific items that the country needs such as aluminum and food.
Now, the country has decided that many more sanctions must go because there is simply no good reason to continue with them since they are only harming Europe while doing next to nothing to “punish” Russia.
At the time when the Dutch government first started issuing sanction exemptions, ministers would not reveal the names of the companies involved, citing “company-sensitive” information. (Related: As many as 11,200 farms across The Netherlands at risk of being shuttered by government “green” mandates.)
A spokesperson from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economic Affairs, Finance, Infrastructure, and Education confirmed that the exemptions were granted to “allow a degree of flexibility in specific cases.”
If the entire world dropped its sanctions against Russia, would economic conditions improve?
The EU back in April issued a sweeping, continent-wide ban on all ships sailing under the Russian flag from entering European ports. In Holland, however, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management issued waivers to 34 such ships to ensure the Dutch people were able to obtain needed goods.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs cited “diplomatic relations” as the reason for at least one exemption that involved Russian banks that are, or were, majority held by the State.
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have published a landmark paper on the activities of bot accounts on Twitter related to the conflict in Ukraine. These Australian findings are truly staggering – of 5.2 million tweets on the social media network from February 23 to March 8, between 60 to 80% were shared by fake accounts. What’s more, 90% of those posts were pro-Ukraine.
In particular, these accounts pushed the hashtags #IStandWithUkraine, #IStandWithZelenskyy, and #ISupportUkraine, and myths like the ‘Ghost of Kiev’, a fictional Ukrainian fighter pilot who is farcically alleged to have taken down 40 Russian jets within hours of the military operation commencing.
Significant spikes in activity were recorded at key points in the initial stages of the fighting, such as Russia’s capture of Kherson on March 2, and the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant on March 4.
The accounts identified were overwhelmingly English language, leading the researchers to conclude these fake users sought to “drive more disruption in English-speaking countries” and “influence a variety of user groups.” Despite the significant focus on English, Ukrainian bots also employed the Russian language to “cause more disruption” in the country.
The accounts were successful in their objective of stimulating discussions and trends around particular topics, kickstarting and increasing online discussion around a number of subjects, including the question of whether Ukrainians should flee the country. The researchers recorded “significant flows” of information from Ukrainian bots to non-bot accounts.
The study is the first analysis of social media content related to the conflict, and covers a very small time period – just two weeks. It is almost inevitable that the level of pro-Kiev sentiment expressed by users – troll and organic alike – will have increased even further beyond the 90% recorded during this timeframe. Numerous commentators have drawn attention to the weaponization of Twitter, Facebook, et al in support of the Western proxy war in Ukraine.
One need only spend a few minutes scrolling major social media networks to identify a profusion of anonymous, recently registered users pumping out pro-Ukraine, pro-NATO, and pro-war propaganda, and attacking anyone critical of ascendant Western narratives. It is, in the words of writer Caitlin Johnstone, “the most aggressively trolled war of all time.”
(LifeSiteNews) – Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland hails from a family with professional ties to Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party as well as infamous globalist oligarch George Soros.
In January, just as the Freedom Convoy was arriving in Ottawa, and as tensions between Russia and Ukraine were heating up, Freeland tweeted a letter of support for Ukraine.
In the letter, she stated, “Canadians — our own parents and grandparents — fought and died to establish a rules-based international order during and after the Second World War.”
While it is true that many Canadians come from ancestry where this would be the case, Freeland’s Ukrainian maternal grandfather, Michael Chomiak, was working to help the Nazis overthrow Europe.
This is not to say that Freeland is a Nazi or Nazi collaborator due to family lineage, but it is the case that she has obscured her family history on multiple occasions, and has portrayed her grandfather as some sort of liberal or democratic actor.
Jewish internet publication the Tablet catalogued the numerous times that Freeland spoke of her Ukrainian heritage while painting a picture of her grandfather as a political exile rather than a Nazi-aligned anti-semite.
Nazi political hero
In 2015, Freeland published a series of reflections about her Ukrainian heritage entitled My Ukraine for The Brookings Essay, where she stated the following: “My maternal grandparents fled western Ukraine after Hitler and Stalin signed their non-aggression pact in 1939. They never dared to go back, but they stayed in close touch with their brothers and sisters and their families, who remained behind.”
She continued, “For the rest of my grandparents’ lives, they saw themselves as political exiles with a responsibility to keep alive the idea of an independent Ukraine, which had last existed, briefly, during and after the chaos of the 1917 Russian Revolution. That dream persisted into the next generation, and in some cases the generation after that.”
In her portrayal of her grandfather she failed to admit or mention that he was editor of Krakivski Visti, a Nazi propaganda paper that operated out of Poland during the time of Nazi occupation.
She did, however, mention neo-nazis, but in the section of her lengthy series of essays entitled Putin’s Big Lie, where she opined, “Putin has depicted Ukrainians who cherish their independence and want to join Europe and embrace the Western democratic values it represents as, at best, pawns and dupes of NATO — or, at worst, neo-Nazis.”
In a 2015 piece from the Toronto Star that promoted Freeland as “Trudeau’s first star,” again Freeland mentioned her grandfather multiple times, but never stated he was a Nazi.
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She is quoted as saying, “All my grandparents loved Canada, but my Ukrainian grandfather was the most passionate.”
The same article did mention the Nazis, but only in reference to the historical presence of where her family came from.
In 2016, she tweeted in a post that has since been deleted, “Thinking of my grandparents Mykhailo and Aleksandra Chomiak … They were forever grateful to Canada for giving them refuge and they worked hard to bring freedom and democracy to Ukraine.”
Eventually, in 2017, reports of Freeland’s Nazi family history began to surface in Russian and Polish media outlets, but Freeland claimed that it was nothing more than Russian disinformation.
Freeland told reporters, “American officials have publicly said, and even Angela Merkel has publicly said, that there were efforts on the Russian side to destabilize Western democracies, and I think it shouldn’t come as a surprise if these same efforts were used against Canada.”
However, the Canadian press finally caught on, and it was revealed in March 2017 that Freeland’s grandfather was working with the Nazis.
There is evidence, however, that Freeland was well aware of her grandfather’s Nazi collaboration.
In 1996, Freeland’s uncle wrote a paper outlining his father-in-law’s involvement with the Nazis, and in the first footnote he thanked his niece, Chrystia Freeland – who was at the time a journalist – for her editorial assistance.
Mom worked with Soros
Chrystia Freeland’s mother was a lawyer in Canada for many years, and eventually took on a role of working in Ukraine after the Soviet Union had fallen. She started a foundation called the Ukrainian Legal Foundation, which had the ostensible goal “to work for the establishment of the rule of law in Ukraine.”
The foundation established much of the legal framework in present-day Ukraine, including the first legal library and a law school.
The foundation was funded by billionaire and globalist George Soros, who admitted in the 1990s to having collaborated with the Nazis to outs Jews from their homes in Ukraine as a young man, and showed no visible remorse during an episode of 60 Minutes that has become famous.
There is no evidence that Chrystia Freeland herself is a Nazi or Nazi sympathizer, but Canadians have a right to know that the minister who co-opted the power of the banking system to punish Freedom Convoy participants earlier this year, comes from a family that has been politically active with some of the worst people on earth for decades.
Just as it appeared as though Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had ground to a stalemate, with some suggesting a Ukrainian counterattack is in the offing ahead of a pullback by Moscow’s forces, an event has just taken place that harkens historians back to the first time the European continent exploded during the 20th century.
“The daughter of Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin was assassinated in Russia after a bomb detonated over the weekend. Dugin is a polarizing figure, especially in the West, where he’s considered influential with Russian President Vladimir Putin,” intelligence bulletin Forward Observer noted in a Monday report.
An analyst comment followed:
While some pundits have speculated that Dugin was the target of the car bomb due to internal political disputes, it’s more likely that Ukrainian special operations are responsible. For now, the Russians are blaming Ukraine and the United States, which will likely lead to increased targeting of civilian leadership in Ukraine. Dugin famously pressed for the war in Ukraine as part of a broader conflict to topple the West. This is an event that could draw Russian attacks on U.S. interests in the region, which could expand the scope of the conflict.
An addendum to the initial report, sent shortly after the original, provided an update: “There’s an anti-Putin Russian nationalist group calling themselves the National Republican Army who are taking responsibility for the car bomb that killed Alexander Dugin’s daughter. The item in this morning’s report was written on Sunday before I became aware of this new information. For now, I believe this is the most likely explanation. We’ll continue to look into it, as this is a major development in the conflict.”
That appears to be the case, at least according to the Russians. And in fact, the country’s intelligence service, the FSB, appears to have identified a suspect.
“Ukrainian national Natalya Vovk, identified as the prime suspect in Saturday’s car bombing that killed journalist Darya Dugina in Moscow,” was seen in “footage published Monday” that “shows Vovk and her teenage daughter entering Russia, inside the building where Dugina lived, and leaving the country in haste,” the semi-official Russia Today reported.
“The Ukrainian national arrived in Russia on July 23, using Donetsk People’s Republic license plates to avoid scrutiny. While in Moscow, she swapped the plates on her Mini Cooper to those of Kazakhstan, a friendly former Soviet republic. On Sunday, after the bombing, Vovk drove to Estonia with Ukrainian plates, the FSB said,” RT.com added.
Other reports claim that Vovk entered Russia on July 23 and left the country just a few days ago. One report also said that Vovk is a member of Ukrainian Special Operations forces including “the terrorist organization ‘Azov Regiment,’” a neo-Nazi battalion.
The vehicle carrying Dugina, 29, was a Toyota SUV. It is believed that Vovk planted an IED under the vehicle and detonated it remotely, though it could also have been on a timer.
The Russian government, which is blaming Ukraine specifically, suspects that Dugina’s father was actually the target.
“As a result of a complex of urgent operational-search measures, the Federal Security Service has solved the murder of Russian journalist Darya Dugina, born in 1992,” the FSB announced, going on to emphasize the culpability of the Ukrainian government by stating that “the crime was prepared and committed by the Ukrainian special services[.]”
RT.com reported more details regarding the alleged assassin.
“A photo ID of Vovk in the uniform of Ukraine’s National Guard was published in April on the Russian internet, as part of a dox of neo-Nazi Azov regiment members. It lists her surname as Shaban – the surname her daughter used when entering Russia, according to the FSB. Ukraine previously claimed it was not involved in the assassination,” the news site continued.
That said, a spokesman for the Ukrainian government, Mykhailo Podolyak, said Kyiv was not involved in any way in the attack.
“Ukraine, of course, has nothing to do with yesterday’s explosion[.],” he said.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has since warned that he believes the assassination will serve as an impetus for Russia to now widen the conflict. And here’s where there is a World War I comparison: Vovk is believed to be hiding out in Estonia, a NATO member.
“The potential conflict arising between Estonia and the Russian Federation has the potential to trigger Article 5 of the NATO Charter which puts forth a collective defense clause meaning that any military engagement with a NATO member state constitutes action taken against the entire trans-Atlantic body whether it occurs as far east as Tallinn or as far west as Hawai’i,” said an assessment posted at Zero Hedge.
“While Article 5 of the NATO Charter has been used to threaten Russia from intensifying any aggression, the officials who have constantly cited the collective defense policy have done so under the pretense of preventing any further aggression. The assassination of Darya Dugina is a drastically different circumstance as Russia will surely perceive any potential action it takes to have Vovk extradited from Estonia as entirely justified and as a response to the murder, not an offensive attack against a NATO member state,” the assessment continued.
World War I began stemming from the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the presumptive heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. We may once again be on the precipice of war — a third world war — starting in eastern Europe and stemming from yet another assassination. At this point, it will be up to Vladimir Putin to decide how or if he responds.
Ukrainian authorities have banned the country’s main opposition party and seized all its assets, once again undermining the narrative that President Zelensky is presiding over a beacon of democracy.
The country’s Ministry of Justice announced the move via Facebook, revealing that the Opposition Platform — For Life had been shut down and its assets, money and property transferred to the state.
The party had previously had its operations suspended in March after it was accused of being complicit with Russia and being “anti-Ukrainian.”
The ban means that Zelensky’s main political opposition has been eliminated. The OPPL was the second largest party in the country and its popularity surpassed that of Zelensky’s Servant of the People party last year.
Its leader Viktor Medvedchuk, who claims he is merely looking out for the interests of the Ukrainian people by seeking better relations with Russia, was placed under house arrest last month.
The announcement said the party was suspected of acting to “undermine the sovereignty” of Ukraine, with authorities have already banned 10 other political opposition parties for the same reason.
Last month, President Zelensky signed a bill into law that gave the green light to ban any party that challenged the government’s policy on the Russian invasion, empowering courts to seize assets without the right to appeal.
While opposition parties are being obliterated, Ukrainians who engage in dissent are also being rounded up and arrested by armed men from the Ukraine Security Service.
As we previously highlighted, Ukraine is also attempting to extradite and imprison citizens who live in other European countries if they criticize Zelensky.
Meanwhile, President Zelensky is still being hailed by western legacy media outlets as a valiant defender of democracy in contrast to the brutal autocratic dictators who control Russia.
Ukrainian boxer Diana Petrenko told the details of the scandalous incident that happened to her at the international tournament Bornemissza-2022 in Hungary.
The 16-year-old Ukrainian won a silver medal. During the award ceremony, the athlete from Cherkasy unfurled the flag of the Azov Regiment, which heroically defended Mariupol from the Russian occupiers. However, the organizers of the tournament did not like it, they immediately they asked Diana to hide it.
As it turned out, the boxer ignored the shameful demands of the organizers and held the flag in her hands throughout the award ceremony. About this Petrenko told in an interview with the Boxing Federation of Ukraine.
I am training in the hall named after the Hero of Ukraine Serhiy Ambros, who served in the Azov Battalion. I liked it, they asked me to hide the flag twice, but I didn’t listen to them and held the flag in my hands during the whole award ceremony, “Diana said.