The UK government through its Embassy in Kiev is funding a so-called ‘Peace-building school’ in Ukraine. As the following video reveals, the so-called ‘peace building’ that British tax payers are paying for consists of sanitising and glorifying the historical role of WW2 Nazi-collaborator, Stepan Bandera, whose crimes against humanity – not least Polish, Jewish & Russian peoples – are well documented.
Held in Krasnoarmiysk, 50 kilometres from the contact line with the forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic, an event sponsored by the British Embassy in Kiev entitled “Stepan Bandera: Myths and Reality” brought teachers from the Ukrainian Peacebuilding School together with leading Ukrainian Army Officers, local citizens, teachers and children in an ideological lecture about Ukrainian Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera.
The Donetsk education project of the Ukrainian Peacebuilding School in Krasnoarmiysk is run by the infamous Nataliya Zubar, Chair of the Maidan Monitoring Information Centre, who has been linked with publishing a hitlist of pro-Russian activists. Both Zubar and her other project the Peacekeeper website and the OUN Battalion have also been linked to killing of Ukrainian anti-fascist journalist, Oles Buzyna. (see http://russia-insider.com/en/breaking-whats-behind-peacekeeper-killings-ukraine/5816). The guest speaker at the meeting was from “The Committee of State Ideology” an organisation run by the Executive Committee of the Ukraine Rada (national parliament).
The meeting opens with the speaker chillingly stating:
Today – probably not for the first time in Donetsk region – but for the first time in the town of Krasnoarmeisk – we are holding this kind of event. And during the event we should do our part to refute the myths – Soviet myths – about the fighters for the independence of Ukraine. [Image: Stepan Bandera – symbol of the Ukrainian revolution] We should do everything so that the truth about Stepan Bandera and those he surrounded himself with, their path of self-sacrifice, be known to every Ukrainian. We invited here not only local citizens, but also history teachers, school librarians – those who should convey to the children the real history, and not a mythology imposed by the Soviet government.
In May 2015, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the ‘de-communisation law’ as a direct consequence of which Ukraine’s largest political party, the Communist Party, has been banned and the Soviet history of Ukraine is being officially replaced by a false version of history based on the ideology of Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera – with the assistance of UK taxpayers.
Even more reason to pass the following resolution in your Trade Union branch, Trades Council or local party branch:
“This trade union branch / TUC / Ward Labour Party / Constituency Labour Party / works Committee condemns the District Court of Kiev’s banning of the Communist Party of Ukraine on 16 December 2015, a party of 100,000 members and which received 2.6 million votes in 2012.
“The ban on the Communist party extends to removing the name of Karl Marx and other communists and Soviet leaders from street names and public buildings, to communist symbols and emblems and even the banning of May Day parades. It also requires ‘respect’ for the ‘fighters for Ukraine’s independence’ in WWII – those who fought as allies of the Nazis.
“We deplore the court’s decision to make its ruling in private, excluding the public and the legal representatives of the Communist Party of Ukraine, despite a previous hearing where judges refused to hear the original case against the party citing grounds that it was politically motivated.
“We note the recent joint statement by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Venice Commission concerning the De-Commissioning Decree signed by President Poroshenko of Ukraine in July 2015 describing clauses in the decree banning political parties as disproportionate, problematic with regard to the right of individuals to freedom of association and particularly for ensuring pluralism and the proper functioning of democracy.
“We call on our union Executive and General Secretary, the TUC, the Labour party CLPs and the NEC to demand that the British government condemn these actions and withdraw all British military and economic assistance to the Ukraine government.