Den ukrainske præsident, Volodymyr Zelensky, markerede Anden Verdenskrigs sejrsdag ved at dele et billede af en ukrainsk soldat iført 'dødshovedet'-lappen fra en elite nazistisk Waffen SS-enhed. Mens billedet snart blev slettet fra hans sociale medie, lagde forsvarsministeriet i Kiev også billedet ud.
Den fornærmende genstand blev placeret på Instagram og Telegram af Zelensky i mandags. I den bærer en soldat ved siden af en artillerikanon 'dødens hoved' eller 'totenkopf'-insignier fra 3rd SS Panzer Division, en enhed af elite-nazistiske soldater, der er berygtet for at begå adskillige krigsforbrydelser og massakrer på franske civile og polske jøder. Zelensky er selv af jødisk herkomst.
Kommentar: Nogle af Zelenskys topfinanciører hævder at være jøder, det samme gør dem, der leder Israel, og alligevel har det ikke stoppet dem med at finansiere og bevæbne det nynazistiske militær i årevis.
Kommentar: Delvist oversat af Sott.net fra Ukraine's Zelensky shares image of soldier with Nazi insignia/
Advocacy groups consider the death's head logo a "hate symbol" used by "Neo-Nazis and other white supremacists."
While the photo was soon removed, it was also posted to Twitter by Ukraine's Ministry of Defense, under a quote by Zelensky acknowledging May 9 as the "Day of Victory over Nazism."
In a speech commemorating Victory Day, which marks the defeat of Nazi Germany by the Soviet Union, Zelensky on Sunday accused Russia of imposing "a bloody reconstruction of Nazism" upon Ukraine.
Comment: One can't blame Zelensky for being so brazen in his lies, because he knows the mainstream media will promote what he says and masses of brainwashed Westerners will believe it, however, as Russia continues its special operation of the deNazification of Ukraine, reality will eventually catch up with them.
In Moscow, however, Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed the US and its NATO allies for supporting "Nazis" in Ukraine, and described the military operation there as a "pre-emptive strike at the aggression."
Ukraine is the only country in the world that has integrated openly neo-Nazi militias into its national military, and while these militias were once described by Western media as "neo-Nazi," they are now referred to as "far-right groups." Since Russian troops entered Ukraine in February, stashes of Nazi paraphernalia have been found in the houses and bases of these militia members, and social media accounts run by the Ukrainian government have posted similar images of soldiers wearing Nazi and far-right symbols.