After World War II, many Ukrainians, collaborators with Nazi Germany, found sanctuary in the USA and Canada and their descendants (such as Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland) actively participated in defining these countries' policies towards Ukraine.
In Ukraine, Nazism is in its worst Romanian form [when the country was ruled by Ion Antonescu]. It is an exact copy of the Ukrainian "banderivschyna", which the Nazis also did not allow to form their own state.
Recurring disinformation narratives about the alleged widespread influence of Nazism in Ukraine.
The myth of Nazi-ruled Ukraine has been the cornerstone of Russian disinformation about the country since the very beginning of the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests, when it was used to discredit the pro-European popular uprising in Kyiv and, subsequently, the broader pro-Western shift in Ukraine's foreign policy.
Far-right groups enjoyed a very limited presence during the Euromaidan itself and had poor results in the 2014 presidential and parliamentary elections. In the 2019 election, far-right candidates fell short of the 5% minimum guaranteeing entry into parliament.
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