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The Graun continues to pretend the RS rally in Kiev didn’t happen

On the day that Right Sector ran an anti-government rally in Kiev – an event big and alarming enough to even be reported by the Kyiv Post – this was what the Graun’s Ukraine page looked like:

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Yes, they found room for Shaun talking his usual interminable owlish nonsense, this time about how getting rid of oligarchs is difficult, and for Alec to get us all indignant about a man accused of aiding and abetting Right Sector. They even found room for an article about cheese.

But they just could not quite manage to squeeze in a mention of that mass gathering of lovely nazis in Ukraine’s capital.

None of these people exist. Please disregard them entirely and go about your business. To acknowledge the imaginary people in this photograph is to admit to being a Russian spy.

None of these people exist. Please disregard them entirely and go about your business. To acknowledge the imaginary people in this photograph is to admit to being a Russian spy.

If anyone doubts the Guardian is now simply a handy mouthpiece for Radio Free Europe and the most extreme pro-war Russophobic unipolar interests in Washington, they just need to look at the screen cap at the top of this piece to remind themselves.


4 Comments

  1. Francis Lee says

    Having once taught Government and Political Studies A-level one of the first basic facts I tried to imbue to students about the nature of a state was that it monopolised the means of violence. No private armies and the carrying of arms strictly regulated (except in the US of course) and heavy arms absolutely forbidden.

    In the Ukraine we have a situation where Right Sector is armed, has approx 10,000 members, (lets leave aside the other fascist paramilitaries like the Azov battalion and the private armies) is battle hardened after its combat engagements with the Eastern Separatists, and is completely out of control. This is not a European country, it is more akin to Somalia, or Libya. The Kiev regime is weak and with every day that passes is getting weaker, both politically and militarily.

    Another Maidan seems on the cards. Yet all of this is kept from the Guardian’s readership. What exactly is going on here? Suggestions welcome.

    • Somalia might be a good comparison. If we assume – and there’s good reason to – that collapse and chaos is not an accident of US interference in places such as Libya, Somalia, Iraq, but an undeclared aspect of foreign policy, then it might be that after the collapse of their bid to bring Ukraine into NATO or engage Russia in lengthy proxy war, they have fallen back on the tried and true formula of knocking all the pieces over and watching how they fall.

      In other words, arm all the variously hued nutcases and let them loose. Just as in Syria.

  2. Jennifer Hor says

    Are all those Nazis in the photo the conscripts who avoided going to the front in Donbass?

  3. Guest says

    The Guardian think that we live in a world of no internet and that no other news sources exist.
    The guardian chose to ignore the BBC chose to white wash.
    they had one of their indiotic reporters there talking about the unfinished revolution. Right sector were given a sympathetic hearing.
    I don’t know which is worse

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