Soros Fund, the Helsinki Committee, and Likely the US Embassy too, All Demanded the Release of Neonazi Serhiy Sternenko

I must say I haven’t followed the Sternenko case since this post, and I made a mistake because today I realised just how much international support that little twerp received from a variety of international organisations…

Sternenko is the Odessa leader of the Right Sector, an umbrella organisation uniting a variety of radical nationalist and Neonazi outfits. Sternenko is a violent Neonazi, who is accused of murdering an unarmed person in Odessa and wounding another. Sternenko says he was defending himself from an assassination attempt but there are other opinions on the matter. Stalker Zone has a lot of information in English regarding Sternenko:

At the moment we can say the following: Sergey Sternenko came back home with a girl. He had a verbal conflict with two unknown guys a block before. This didn’t result in a fight. In front of the house the guys caught up with him and tried to sort things out again. The guys weren’t armed. Sternenko pulled out a knife and hit the first one twice, then the other guy. After that the guys started running away – both were seriously wounded. One inhabitant of Odessa – 1988 year of birth – succeeded to escape, despite having received two received wounds to the stomach. The second guy, who also received two knife blows – to his hand and chest, wasn’t able to escape – Sternenko ran towards him to catch him up and, having caught him up, stabbed him two more times. This time in the stomach. The guy died from four wounds. Preliminary information says that this is pure murder, and not self-defense – the guys weren’t armed. The deceased – named Ivan – served in the 25th airborne brigade in the past. The one who managed to run away already said that they and his killed friend didn’t know Sternenko earlier. I.e., there is no ideological or political background to this crime,” explained the source of “Strana” in the Odessa police.

If he was a target of assassination, Sternenko would be dead like Buzyna, who was a target of assassination. He is also accused of abducting a man and torturing him. For the latter case he was recently sentenced to 7 years and three months. Sternenko says he was arresting an anti-Maidan activist, who was on his way to Kiev to beat up the protesters at the Maidan. It is unclear what right did Sternenko as a Right Sector thug have to arrest anyone?

However, the court proceedings began to be interfered with by a variety of international organisations that are trying to make Sternenko into an unjustly persecuted anti-corruption activist. (all of them are activists, Protasevych was also just a journalist and an activist) Several months ago, I reported that the head of the International Renaissance Fund in Ukraine, a George Soros related outfit, Oleksandr Sushko asked whether it is possible to enact sanctions against the judges involved in the Stenenko case.

But this high level support did not end there. The Netherlands Helsinki Committee outdid itself:

On 23 February 2021, anti-corruption activist and coordinator of NGO Nebayduzhi, Serhiy Sternenko, was sentenced to 7 years and 3 months in prison and saw half of his property confiscated following what many believe was a politically-motivated investigation and court case dating back to 2015.

Serhiy Sternenko has ardently fought against corruption in Ukraine, most recently by campaigning against illegal construction projects and exposing corruption including around allegations against the Odesa mayor, Hennadiy Trukhanov, and his associates. Sternenko’s efforts have also included opposing pro-Russian separatist actions in Odesa in 2014-2015 and calling for the cancellation of the concerts of a number of Russian celebrities who have been vocally supportive of the illegal annexation of Crimea and conflict-affected Donbas.

With the verdict of 23 February, Sternenko was convicted for the alleged abduction of a local Odesa functionary, Serhiy Shcherbych, and for the alleged theft of UAH 300 (at the time, the equivalent of less than 15 EUR) from him in 2015 — both accusations Sternenko denies. Despite the expiration of the statute of limitations for the alleged abduction, the judge’s ruling convicted Sternenko of both charges, a clear infringement of both the criminal code and of Sternenko’s fair trial rights.

While the prison sentence imposed on Sternenko was solely based on the theft charge – correctly taking into account the inapplicability of the charge of adduction, yet not clearing Sternenko’s criminal record of that charge – there is real concern about its proportionality. For example, while the murderers of another activist from Kherson, Kateryna Handziuk, received sentences from 3 to 6 years, Sternenko’s sentencing to more than 7 years imprisonment leads credence to the belief of many that the entire proceedings were politically motivated, and are meant to send a chilling message to any and all who oppose corruption in Ukraine.

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee and ZMINA Human Rights Centre remain concerned about the verdict and sentencing, and call on the Ukrainian authorities to ensure that Sternenko’s fair trials are respected throughout the appeal process (begun on 5 March 2021), and to seek proportionate alternatives to his current terms of detention.

Some observers view this case as yet another example of a systemic crisis occurring among the Ukrainian judiciary and law enforcement which must be urgently addressed with much-needed reform. For example, the Public Council of Integrity had previously concluded that the judge assigned to Sternenko’s case has not met the criteria of integrity and professional ethics, which raises questions about his impartiality.

The unusual personal involvement of the Prosecutor General, Iryna Venediktova, and the Minister of Interior Affairs, Arsen Avakov, directly in the case has also been called into question – not least by Viktor Trepak, who served as a deputy to the previous Prosecutor General, and has stated that Ms. Venediktova’s insistence upon bringing charges against Sternenko, is extremely concerning.

In protest of the trial outcome, people took the streets in Kyiv directly following the verdict in solidarity with Sternenko. However, resulting clashes between the peaceful protestors and the police led to several injuries as the police employed disproportionate force, including tear gas and smoke bombs. Moreover, at least 24 people were unlawfully detained, although they were subsequently released later that day.

But that did not stop the outcry: on 27 February, more than 10.000 people took part in a peaceful protest, co-organised by ZMINA Human Rights Center and five other organisations, and on 20 March, more than 1.000 people gathered before the President’s Office, to protest Stenenko’s conviction. While a handful of attendees vandalized the building with paint or broke windows during the protest on 20 March, such acts of hooliganism are now being used to falsely frame peaceful protestors who were not involved in those actions, such as environmental activist, Roman Ratushny.

What if Neonazis took to the streets and attacked and vandalised the seat of the government in the Netherlands? Unthinkable! But here the Netherlands Helsinki Committee promotes the values of street thugs pressuring the president. Ukraine must be the only country in Europe where forces deemed far right get this much support from the government and assorted variety of human rights organisations.

But it would seem there are other friends of Sternenko. Stalker Zone further reports rumour has it Sternenko was in contact with the US Embassy:

“What happened to Sternenko? Why was he removed from suspicion by the Prosecutor General himself, admitting that he personally met the murderer of someone?

According to one possibility the new authorities are afraid to anger ‘activists’. The second possibility — it was agreed in advance that Sternenko won’t participate in the Steinmeier-Maidan.

The third possibility (there is informal talk about this in ‘Servant of the People’) is that Sternenko’s contact with the American Embassy worked.

Although, it may well be that all three possibilities are at work — out of fear there was a deal, and in addition the US Embassy called.

But the result is obvious. For the time being. But the fight continues. We won’t become demoralised.”

The former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Nikolay Azarov, said on RT that it was the Depute Chief of Mission, Kristina Kvien, who was very active in the release of Sternenko. This is what actually made me research this twerp further.

PS: Sternenko lawyer is Masi Nayyem, who recently called for war with Russia. Sternenko likes wearing clothing of the Svastone brand. If Svastone sounds like swastika to you, you are not mistaken, the brand uses a stylised swastika as a label.

If you go to the Svastone website, you will see them sell music albums by Sokyra Peruna (the axe of Perun, Perun is the chief god of the Slavic pantheon). The New Republic says the brand belongs to one of the band members. This is from their Ukrainian language Wikipedia:

I don’t even know whether this image is legal in the Czech Republic

I do not think there can be any illusions about Sokyra Peruna, Svastone, and the subculture they belong to. And I would like to just ask, why do Western institutions support Nazis?

Galery of Svastone and Sternenko:

More Info on Protosevych’s Involvement in the Donbas War

Anatoly Shariy has dug out an old article, which is an interview with a soldier by the code name “Kim”, who served in the Pahonia platoon, a Belarussian unit, that looks very much like Roman Protosevych, who was arrested in Minsk few days ago…

From the article

Protasevych told about first shooting at a man. “It is you or me, I don’t regret anything.” Lukashenko said in front of Belarussian parliamentarians that Protasevych is guilty of war crimes committed in the Donbas.

See my main post on Protasevych

Update: Another photo has surfaced.

The guy in glasses is identified as Belorussian, Stanislav Goncharov. He served in Azov between 2014-16. Goncharov is now in Belarussian prison but not for being a member of the Azov and fighting in the Donbas. His sentence is for hate speech, robbery, and pornography.

30 Waffen SS Division

Update 2: Protasevych in a swastika themed t-shirt.

Hat tip: Peremogi (and one more); and Anatoly Karlin

If Protasevych was a Western Journalist Posing in Azov Uniform That Would be the End of his Career

Imagine for a minute, a Western correspondent would pose for a cover in an uniform of an openly neo-Nazi paramilitary unit that is listed as a hate group by many Western governments and institutions. You will never see that! But with Eastern Slavs anything goes as long as they oppose Lukashenko and Putin.

Also, I do not get that the garden variety of demshiza, be it among Russian liberals, in the Belarusian opposition, the Western handlers of this twerp, did not see this. It is not like he made any secret of his involvement with Neonazis.

Westerners reading this, would you like anyone like this to come to power in your country? Why do you want the same for Belarus?

Also, clueless Westerners that are screeching about a “journalist” being abducted. NEXTA was not just a news site, it coordinated protests, called for killing cops, and doxed the cops. I know, the goals justify the means…

Update: The Western press again tries to hush up the topic of Nazis in Ukraine.

Number of Blue Checkmarks, and other guardians of the narrative, have immediately tried to call the reports about Protasevych’s Azov engagement a disinformation. But his involvement with the Neonazis is now solidly established.

Hat tip: Mark Ames Fuck me, the State Department has literally employed a Neonazi, and now we should be concerned about a character assassination. Hey Muricans, do not support Nazis and we will have nothing to talk about.

500 Seconds of Truth About Ukraine Videos are Censored on the Territory of Czech Republic

500 Seconds of Truth About Ukraine is a series of videos created by Mikhail Onufrienko, a blogger from Kharkov, (see his blog on livejournal and his YouTube channel) now resident in Crimea, where he moved after 2014. The videos piece Ukrainian nationalism apart. It is a must watch by anyone interested in Ukraine and there are videos with English subs on YouTube too. And what is funny, they were made in Ukraine by a person with a completely Ukrainian surname, and a South Russian accent. To my dismay, I found several of them blocked on the territory of the Czech Republic. I guess somebody doesn’t want the Czechs to know the truth about Ukraine…

I am going to try to salvage whatever videos I can and give them English subs.

Update: So dear friends, yesterday I managed to download all 12 episodes in one go but when I tried to reupload it to my channel. This is what happened:

Seems like YouTube wouldn’t allow us to have nice things.

How the Union Leads to Ruin in Ukraine

The Uniate Church and the Ruin are two concepts from Little Russian history that inform the Ukrainian reality of today…

From the olden days, the Holy See in Rome sought to conquer the Holy Rus’. Alexander Nevsky had to repel an invasion of the Teutonic Knights but there was a much more fearsome foe than the knights, the Rzeczpospolita, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Both constitutive realms of this empire began expanding their domains into Rus’ already in the fourteenth century with the seizure of Halychyna by the Kingdom of Poland. Coincidently, a gene test my brother did shows we are descended from the Lithuanians that conquered Rus’ and there is family legend about a “Polish” ancestry on my Russian side.

There was a difference in faith, while the Westerners answered to the Pope, Rus’ answered to the Eastern Churches and eventually, Moscow became free of Constantinople following the Ottoman conquest, and the only rightful spiritual authority in Rus’. Fearing this Muscovite influence, the Polish masters of Ukraine decided to bring the Orthodox Churches under Roman Catholic control. In 1595 at the Union of Brest, the bishops of Little and White Russia under Rzeczpospolita accepted Roman domination. Several decades have passed and a rebellion erupted in Little Russia, which saw the Cossacks swear fealty to the Russian Tsar. This has plunged Ukraine into a destructive period known as the Ruin, which resolved itself really only in the eighteenth century with the Russian Empire coming to dominate the entirety of Little Russia, and the neutralisation of the Rzeczpospolita.

But unfortunately, the Russian Empire failed to take Halychyna in the division of Poland. Halychyna, or Galicia as it is also known, is a part of Rus. West of Lvov, there lies a town called Rava Rus’ka, that’s where Rus’ begins and it goes all the way to Vladivostok. Halychyna fell under the Austrian rule, and the Uniate Church survived there. This later served as the nucleus out of which will rise Ukrainian nationalism. Starting in the second half of the nineteenth century, the Austria-Hungary, as the Habsburg realms came to be known, entered into alliance with the German Empire, the Russian Empire joined France in an Entente. The Habsburgs became enemies of Russia.

Maxim Sandovych

Austria was faced with a problem of Russians on its territory. The Austrians viewed so called Russophillism of many of the inhabitants of Halychyna with suspicion. Thousands of people from Halychyna made annual pilgrimage to the Pochayevskaya Lavra, an Orthodox monastery right across the border from Austrian Halychyna in the Russian Empire. The Austrian authorities began repressing the local Russophiles. Maxim Sandovych, an Orthodox covert from the Uniate Church was tortured to death by the Austrian authorities prior to the First World War. After the Russian defeat by the Central Powers in 1915, the Austrians have interned the Russian population in concentration camps in Terezín in Bohemia, and in Thalerhof in Styria. Wikipedia has this to say about Thalerhof:

The Austro-Hungarian authorities imprisoned leaders of the Russophilism movement among the Carpatho-RusynsLemkos, and Galicians; those who recognized the Russian language as the literary standard form of their own Slavic dialects and had sympathy for the Russian Empire. Thus, the captives were forced to abandon their identity as Russians and obtain a Ukrainian identity. Captives who identified themselves as Ukrainians were freed from the camp.

Terezín became the site of a genocide again during WWII, when the Jews were interned there.

Simultaneously with the repression, the Austrians have supported a development of a Ukrainian identity that would be different from Russian. Remember dear readers, national identities are always imposed from above and people can always be reprogrammed. Polish nobility long toyed with the Ukrainian idea. According to Mikhail Onufrienko, a blogger from Kharkov that now lives in Crimea in exile, the idea to rename the South Western part of Rus’ into Ukraine originated already in the sixteenth century with the Jesuit envoy, Antonio Possevino. Part of the reason the Polish rebellions against Russian rule of the nineteenth century failed was because the Russian peasants didn’t go along with their Polish masters. Many of these Poles and early adepts of the Ukrainian national idea fled to Austrian Halychyna, where they continued their work with Austrian support.

A good example of the Austrian support for Ukrainian nationalism is Mikhailo Hrushevsky, who was given a cushy job of a professor in Lvov and a hefty grant to write Ukrainian history, a historical conception that removes Ukraine from the common Russian history. If you were to write the true history of Ukraine, you would have to start with Nikolay Kostomarov, Ivan Franko, the afore mentioned Hrushevsky, and not somewhere deep in the past, like in the Cossack period. The Cossacks referred to themselves as Russians. I would not even speak much about Shevchenko, who also identified as Russian. But Hrushevsky did just that, relabelled them all as Ukrainians. I call the conception that Ukraine emerged out of Ukrainian nationalism, which was heavily supported by the enemies of Russia, “a short history of Ukraine.”

By the First World War, there was a sizeable community of newly created Ukrainians in Halychyna. The first time the nationality “Ukrainian” appeared officially was in 1916, when the future Emperor Charles I inspected the troops in Halychyna, and declared everyone in the camp to be Ukrainian. After the revolution in Russia, the Communists, who were opposed to Russian nationalism made the decision to break down the Russian nation by employing the Austrian project, and began a programme of mass creating the Ukrainians. For this purpose, they brought many teachers from Halychyna, including the aforementioned Mikhailo Hrushevsky. Russia’s Ukrainian headache is a bolshevik legacy.

Early Ukrainian nationalism was very much centred around the Uniate Church, the Austrians viewed the papists as loyal citizens. Ukrainism was therefore an extension of the previous Union, the Union of Brest. In more recent times an idea of a united Europe appeared, and since the 1990s, the European Union is bringing these ideas into reality. But parallel with the European Union that we all know from the European Parliament, and the European Commission, there is also a spiritual union and the ideological founder of European integration, the Pan-European Union.

The importance of union with Rome has slightly diminished in recent times with the decline of Catholicism and religiosity in the West, and the centre of control gravitated eventually to Brussels. However, there is a lot of “Habsburg” influence on the symbolic basis of the EU. You see, the Pan-European Union has given the European Union all of its symbols. The circle of twelve stars:

The twelve stars symbolise the twelve signs of the Zodiac, and the number 12 stands for completion and perfection. Note the Cross, as if indicating an inheritance from the Roman Catholic project. The secular EU, and the European Council of course do not have the cross in their flag. Furthermore, the anthem of the European Union, the Ode to Joy, was adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in the 1970s on the suggestion made in 1955 by Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, a son of a Bohemian Nobleman and an upperclass Japanese gaijin chaser, the founder and the first head of the Pan-European Union. Now check out the Ode to Joy on the Euromaidan, they even created new updated lyrics for it in Ukrainian. After Coudenhove-Kalergi, the head of the Pan-European Union was Otto von Habsburg.

Petr Fiala, the current head of the Czech Civic Democrats with Berndt Posselt, the current leader of the Sudetendeutsche Landsmanschaft, and Otto von Habsburg at a Pan-European meeting in Moravia. Habsburgofilia is strong for some reason in the Czech Lands.

It seems like the Austrian nobility found itself a new tool of domination. They have switched Catholicism for European integration. Ukraine suffers a new period of strife currently, Ruin 2.0, caused by a desire for another Union, as expressed in the Cargo Cult festival, the Euromaidan. Ukrainians seem again victims of some Austrian voodoo. And the EU is not even able to make Ukraine a candidate for membership.

Don’t be a cuck, don’t fall under the spell of an Austrian voodoo. Although, I have to say many adepts of Ukrainism are also adepts of another Austrian voodoo, created by the arch-opponent of Coudenhove-Kalergi.

Chechens From the Battalion of Sheikh Mansur Were Put on a List of Criminal Authorities

A small prehistory. Simulating the work of a government, the President of Ukraine, Zelensky decided to compile a list of crime bosses that the National Security Council will enact sanctions against…

Volunteer Chechens looting a store…

Fist scandals surrounding the list are beginning to come to the surface. Chechens from the battalion of Sheikh Mansur that fought in the Donbas appeared there. This army unit was wild for a long time and did not answer to civil command. Outside the warzone, they have had a number of criminal episodes.

Boryslav Bereza

I am sorry but this fucked up and zrada in one cup. And I must say this government has stepped over all red lines.

Together with human rights defenders we have dissected the list of names, allegedly being the heads of criminal organisations, and that have received sanctions from the security council and Zelensky. Well, these bastards have brought into the list Chechens that have fought on the side of Ukraine against Russian aggression. They have put them on the list to extradite them to Russia. They are already wanted by the FSB. Do you know who they are, the commander Muslim Ceberloevsky, #632 in the security council list, and the chief of staff of the Sheikh Mansur Battalion, Muslim Idrisov, whi is #646 in Zelensky’s list of people to be sanctioned. Salman Saynaroev is #650. There are other volunteer fighter, whom are wanted by the Kremlin.

Dmytro Yarosh

Dear ladies and gentlemen

Ukrainian journalists

I would like you please to share this text

I have received information that the “sanctions of the security council” have been directed against out brothers in arms from the volunteer battalion of Sheikh Mansur, our Chechnyan brothers.

I would like you to give as much hype as you can to this astounding fact!

I am suspecting, Kremlin agents that have infiltrated into the Ukrainian security forces and the government are engaged in an operation to destabilise the situation in the country with the aim to expand the area of aggression and full on invasion of Ukraine.

That why the agents of the Kremlin have inserted into the list of thiefs, bandits, anti-Ukrainian elements, people who have fought side by side with us, and walked the road of War with us in 2014, they have defended our freedom and independence.

I am warning the government: We will not allow our brothers to be extradited to the enemy…

If we are to use force to defend them, we are ready…

I am hoping on the patriotic, and pro-state opinion of the secretary of the security council and the officers of SBU and the Ministry of Interior!

Death to the Russian Federation!

Glory to Free Ichkeriya!

Glory to Ukraine!

Give the Eastern Slavs USSR 2.0

I don’t have the old sovok in mind. I mean a Union of Slavic States of the Rus…

Ahead of time…

The Eastern Slavs deserve an Empire with outposts in the Carpathians. This ideology presupposes the rejection of any propositions that do not lead to the unity of Eastern Slavs. Disunity and regional separatism is nothing but a method of the Collective West to weaken Russia and exploit its territory.

Anything that opposes the unity of Russia is actually a tool of the West to be used against Russia. The Ukrainian nationalism is a decrepit ideology of Petlyura, Bandera, Shukhevych, pogroms, Babiy Yar, Khatyn’, The Odessan House of the Trade Unions. It is an evolutionary dead end. The Ukrainian nationalists haven’t won any of their territories and must give them back to the Russian people. Ukrnazis can relocate to Canada for all I care.

The Russian Federation and its ally Belarus must work out a way to neutralise and topple the regime in Kiev and install somebody that would realign the country East. An ideology of unification needs to be worked out.

New Ukraine will have:

  1. Russian made official on the entire territory.
  2. Trade Union with the Russian Federation and Belarus.
  3. Ukrnazis and any forms of Hitler onanism will be banned and Ukrnazis will be expelled to the West.
  4. That includes a total ban on radical Ukrainian nationalism, that means Bandea, Shukhevych, Petlyura were all ghouls.
  5. Russophobia will be punished with prison.

I believe that the above is achievable in our lifetime. Russia, Belarus, DNR and LNR should work in concert to neutralize Banderstan. Banderstan is now almost surrounded, and I am not certain why Moscow, Minsk, Donetsk and Lugansk let it live?

Let’s Make Donbas Queer

European values are coming…

KyivPride charges towards the East. Whirlwind, Rainbow flag

3 May, the “Kyiv pride going east” project was launched which aims to mobilise the LGBT+ (I don’t want to imagine what the + means) society in Donbas.

In other words, make Donbas queer. Heart, Fire

Other details are found on our pages on Instagram and Facebook.

WHY YOU DO THIS?

Warmongers

It is easy to be a hero in the safety of a peace zone, isn’t it boys?

The following is a dialogue between Masi Nayyem, a Kiev based lawyer, and a brother to Mustafa Nayyem, and Yuri Butusov, who was described by the Rutgers Professor, Alexander Motyl as the best military analyst. I am not certain Motyl knows what he is talking about. Mustafa Nayyem’s historical significance was calling the first demonstration of the Euromaidan, otherwise he ain’t shit, just like the rest of the Maidan heroes.

It extremely hard to comprehend that we are just standing still and waiting. Because expectations in the end (the sum of its parts) only lead to greater loss of human lives. A rhetorical question: if we decided to attack the Russian Federation, would there be fewer casualties in total?

Because personally, I am only waiting for a command of the Commander in Chief. May they make this decision soon.

Good Soldier Nayyem

Yuri Butusov

We do not need to attack the Russian Federation. We need to take back what is ours and win in the Donbas.

Masi Nayyem

Yura, that’s akin to painting a wall on a rotten wall. They will attack again and again. We will have to take it back again. What is the point?

From here

Zingeris: Lithuania is Paying a Price for Wanting to Turn Belarus Into Ukraine

This video has it all…

I have found a video on Politnavigator, that terrible Russian disinformation platform, which however happens to be more informative than your mainstream media. It features Lithuanian parliamentarian, Emanuelis Zingeris speaking to a Belorussian opposition figure. I translate what he says.

I would like to tell my Belarusian friend that there isn’t any relent in Warsaw or Vilnius. You know how much we are paying for this. Belarus, Lukashenko, the former president has given an order to remove all the transports, starting with Potassium, through Klajpeda. This is the closest port for Belarus, one third of all transports through Klajpeda are Belarusian transports, we have rejected those things too… And we are simply on the side of the Belarusian people and it costs us, we understand this, and I am glad our government has given a clear statement on this matter. We are on the side of reforms in Belarus, we support Mrs. Tikhanovskaya and we hope that the Belarusian people learn from the experience of Ukraine and adopts Ukrainian structural changes. How Ukrainian became todays Ukraine…

There are politicians, who are so deluded as to give Ukraine as an example. Ukraine is the poorest country in Europe; it has a civil war on its territory; the Russian language, which Zingeris uses to communicate to his Belarusian friend is not official there; millions of people are forced to emigrate in search of jobs and security (Lithuania experiences similar trends); opposition parties are being under legal harassment; TV channels are being closed; neonazis celebrate SS in Kiev…

Belarusians can be glad Bat’ka did not allow Belarus to become Ukraine.