The nationalist sentiments of Kyiv are beneficial to Washington


Washington favours nationalist sentiment in Ukraine. Therefore, no sanctions in connection with human rights violations will follow. Washington even benefits from the existence of powerful neo-Nazi groups in Ukraine as they implant a radically anti-Russian ideology.



Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Nazi Ukraine  and foreign involvement in Ukrainian internal affairs. The article of RT refers to the 2018 Human Rights Report dedicated to Ukraine where human rights violations are listed. The report was prepared by the State Department, and it doesn’t, in any way, claim the existence of nationalist groups in Ukraine as something beneficial.

The document is quoting the Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: “the failure of police and prosecutors to prevent these acts of violence (by nationalist groups), properly classify them as hate crimes, and effectively investigate and prosecute them created an environment of impunity and lack of justice for victims”.

Radical groups that must not be tolerated were mentioned in the previous reports of the US on Ukraine.



  • Reported in: Issue 141
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/03/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: United States, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: RT Russian
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