The video linked above, reposted from Russian site FAN by Jewish Telegraph Agency, shows a march in Kiev featuring an oversize poster with the face of Hitler collaborator Stepan Bandera. The marchers are said to be chanting “Jews out” in German. It is incredible that, some 75 years after Hitler’s defeat in WW II, Europe and America would be supporting a regime tainted with Nazism. Franz Kafka could have written the play book.
I answered a question at Quora.
I tend to write quickly on Quora and do not provide as many links as I do on New Silk Strategies. Therefore, I am adding a bibliography below to fill in any missing details:
Who Provoked whom in Ukraine, by Pat Buchanan
While Neocon/Neoliberal anti-Russian hawks insist that there is no ban on Russian language in Ukraine, even the Voice of America admits there is: https://www.jta.org/2017/01/03/global/ukrainian-marchers-in-kiev-chant-jews-out
Critics Blast Lviv [also written Lvov] Ban on Russian Language, Culture
I was specifically responding to a respondent who tried to compare Ukraine, where a veritable language-centred war rages, with China and the US, claiming these countries do not have street signs in languages other than Chinese and English, respectively. He was wrong, of course, as anyone who has visited a large China-town or Hispanic-majority urban site in the US knows. This respondent’s Quora record shows he is extremely combative, accusing people who disagree with him of being trolls and suggesting that Quora should ban their writings. This is the kind of person who fits in perfectly with the US-backed Ukrainian regime minions. He is a Peace Corps volunteer stationed in Lviv.
The Quora URL:
All Ukrainian signs, government documents and schools use only Ukrainian language, does this cause trouble for the large number of Russian-speaking residents in Ukraine?
It is hopelessly simplistic to compare Ukraine with the US or China.
China, the US and other countries with very large populations of other ethnicities normally do post street signs in the pertinent languages depending on demographics of the area in question. You can see signs in Spanish and Chinese in areas of the US with majorities of those ethnicities.
The new language law banning Russian in Ukraine shortly after the illegal and violent US-backed coup in Kiev was one of the main reasons Donbass refused to go along with this obvious provocation. Russian has been spoken as a second language even in Kiev for many years and Ukrainians were used to having their laws, street signs and public education in both Russian and Ukrainian. Laws banning the official use of Russian are nothing but a provocation, based on encouragement by the US, which is wrongly believed to be willing and able to use its military to support provocations in Ukraine. The Kerch Strait incident shows the US has no intentions of intervening militarily, even though it will send token amounts of lethal arms to Ukraine to maintain a semblance of support.
This whole anti-Russian movement, supported by Ukrainian fascists such as the Pravy Sektor and the Azov Battalion and the revival of fascist symbols like Hitler collaborator Stepan Bandera is what is causing much of the fuss and has led to the separatist movement. It is a demand made in response to US demands to provoke the Russian speakers. Bullying is NOT the solution. BTW, Lviv is probably the most anti-Russian area in Ukraine. There are attacks on people who dare to speak Russian on the street and there are attacks on Russian Orthodox property, as reported by the Church’s Department for External Church Relations Department for External Church Relations. Click on the link to see a photo of the burned out church. Remember that the US has also indirectly supported such anti-Orthodox vandalism in Kosovo, where it is widespread. See our article on Kosovo church desecration here.
This language law is pure KKK-type ethnic bias and has no place in a civilized country. Here is a headline to ponder:
Ukrainian region bans Russian language songs, films, books… and more
The US-backed Ukraine regime is defending an indefensible policy and it is already backfiring. The US will support you with lip service but will not go up against Russia militarily and that is where they will lose this silly game. The Russia-baiting Poroshenko has only 11% approval, and that shows where all this fascist nonsense can lead to.