Read the full story of the controversy in my previous post. Recently, the Prague 6 town hall since decided on the removal of the statue and its placement in a museum. I am not certain whether the protester is there still, or if this wasn’t just a posing for a photo shoot.
The tryzub (trident) is the national symbol of Ukraine. It was likely introduced by the first leader of the Ukrainian People’s Republic, Mykhailo Hrushevsky. The symbol was lifted from the symbols of princes of the Old Rus, that were familiar to the historian, Hrushevsky. Since Ukraine is an amalgam of historically unrelated territories, a neutral symbol of deep antiquity was chosen.
Following the Sentsov press conference, Hromadske’s journalist wrote on Facebook that “good” Ukrainian journalists should beat up “bad” Ukrainian journalists…
This self-regulation led to the murder of Oles’ Buzyna and started the war in the Donbass. If you don’t know what Hromadske TV is, it is grant eater institution par excellence. The Hromadske emerged in 2013 in the early days of the Euromaidan, and serviced the so called “Revolution of Dignity”. An article on Strana.ua from 2016, reveals who the sponsors are:
1) The European Commission
2) The Omidyar Network
3) USAID and its Swedish and Canadian counterparts
4) The German embassy
5) Ukrainian World Foundation – diaspora in Canada
6) The Dutch Embassy, Internews Network, Swiss Agency for Development, The Swedish International Liberal Center, The Thomson Foundation
^All of the named above support violence, repression, radical nationalism, intolerance, and ethnic cleansing…