Fash Priest

I have found another candidate for my gallery of fashiks. I shall make this a recurrent topic on this blog…

Union of Orthodox Journalists website reports:

“Hieromonk” of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kiev Patriarchate) is Popularising Hitler’s Speeches

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Priest of UPC (KP), Bohdan Kostyuk

A representative of UPC (KP) publishes public performances of Adolf Hitler, and posts about the activities of the “Right Sector.”

The cleric of UPC (KP), Bohdan Kostyuk posted on [his] page on Facebook about the secrets of oratory mastership of the leader of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler.

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The comment underneath the post says: “Priest dreams of becoming a Fuhrer?

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“Father” Bohdan is the “chaplain” of the military unit 3056 of the National Guard, and together with the fighters of this unit he engages in patriotic education of the youth.

image(481).png The “priest’s” page is rich with posts about activities of the “Right Sector.”

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In one of the posts shared by the “hieromonk” of UPC (KP), the leader of this party (the Right Sector) Andriy Tarasenko writes: “We are helping parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate to transfer to Kiev Patriarchate (we have a dozens of anathemas bestowed upon ourselves by Muscovite priests), we are providing security on large events of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, we are providing other help to Churches.” Tarasenko also explains the goals of such activity: “…without the influence of Ukrainian Churches [we will not be able] to mobilise and revive our nation.”

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There are also post about the current activities of “OUN-UPA” on his page…

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A priest of [the canonical] Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Hennadiy Shkyl’ reacted to posts of the “hieromonk”, and reminded us that this cleric serves in a church usurped by the Kiev “Patriarchate” in the Kherson region. The church came under the jurisdiction of the UPC (KP) through “deceit and threats.” Father Hennadiy asks whether these are the people they are being asked to be united with within a United Local Church?

Ukraine is a Country in Denial…

Ever since the Maidan, pundits and Ukrainian officials have been trying to minimise, or outright deny the role of radical nationalists in Ukrainian life. Their reasoning is that Russia used it to justify takeover of Crimea, and operation in support of separatists in the Donbass. However, the fact Russians are saying it does not mean they don’t have a point…

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Marushynets

But the denial has a deeper dimension, the denial of radical nationalism is in my opinion caused by Ukrainian society’s indifference. The Ukrainians have been conditioned to accept radical nationalism. Take for instance the story of Vasyl Marushynets, former Ukrainian consul in Hamburg. Vasyl suffers from a peculiar form of advanced Svidomism with symptoms of Hitlerophilia. Marushynets was writing various Antisemitic posts on Facebook, and his posts were liked by colleagues from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. And likely, he would continue doing this if Anatoly Shariy didn’t out him, and did not threaten to inform German MPs about his activities. Marushynets has filed a lawsuit against his sack from the ministry, claiming that Shariy is a Russian propagandist.

 

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Even more recently, Shariy outed a journalist from Channel 5 (a major purveyor of Russophobia belonging to the president, Petro Poroshenko), Natalka Kotskovych (seen above in Vienna), who likes to throw “Sieg Heils”. Her colleagues came to troll the Netherlands resident Shariy, bleating something about “Russian World”.

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In 2016, Tomasz Maciejczuk brought attention to pictures of neo-nazi, Volodymyr Vasyanovych, whose pictures were presented at a photo presentation of Ukrainian war amputees, at the European Parliament. The presentation titled “Peremozhtsi” was organised by the TV channel TSN and journal VIVA. They even did an interview with Vasyanovych to which he arrived in hoodie with SS symbols. The reaction of the Ukrainian organisers was to deny Vasyanovych is a neo-nazi, and to label incriminating evidence a fake.

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Vasyanovych at the TSN interview, nobody noticed a thing…

Which brings me to a question, do Ukrainians want to deny neo-nazis helped the Kiev regime to maintain power in the South-East of Ukraine? Well, not quite and not always! When earlier this year, US congressmen expressed concern about there being rehabilitation of naziism and an openly pro-neo-nazi battalion, the “Azov” fighting in the east of the country. The Ministry of Interior, had this to say:

“This professional subdivision is one of the most motivated and capable of fighting, from the first day of Russian armed aggression are resisting it, is defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state, functions in strict compliance with the law, [has] military and disciplinary statutes of military formations of Ukraine, and has a heroic victorious history, among others liberation from pro-Russian occupiers of the city of Mariupol.”

The Ministry of Interior does not deny they are neo-nazis, does not deny the Ukrainian state uses neo-nazi goons to suppress its own population. And everything is cool because they have been able to win over poorly armed protesters and policemen in Mariupol.