May 18th, 2015.
This was the short, terse and disingenuous report from the BBC.
“Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed into law legislation that bans the use of communist symbols.
It is part of a package of laws designed to make a complete break with the country’s Soviet past and bring the country closer to Europe. But critics say the move severely restricts free speech and will divide society. ”
This is a brief overview from Stephen Lendman at Global Research.
“Kiev’s regime is a US-installed, illegitimate, lawless, Nazi infested, fascist police state in Europe’s heartland – waging naked aggression on its own people, risking regional peace and stability. Russians, Jews and others are vilified. Rule by intimidation is official policy.”
“In April, a “decommunization” process began – banning communist and Soviet era symbols and values, including longstanding statues and street names.”
It was such a bizarre thing to do, even by the standards of the Nuland/Pyatt authored walking disaster that is the Kiev government that it took me a while to understand what they were trying to do with this.
This seems to be a truly pathetic attempt to portray the forces opposing the Kiev US puppet government as simply recalcitrants nostalgic for the the Soviet Union,
The really strange thing about this is that the groups fighting the Kiev government do not use Soviet symbols particularly that I have noticed. It is not there in the flag of the DPR.
Nor in the near identical flag of the Lugansk enclave.
Soviet symbols banned Nazi symbols on Parade!
What really stands out is the way that various paramilitary groups allied with the the Ukraine government routinely and explicitly use the symbols of fascist Nazi Germany including on the very flag of the Azov battalion!
By banning the use of Soviet symbology whilst offering no sanction for the use of NAZI symbology the Ukraine government is only making clear their approval of the use of fascist ideology and symbology in the forces fighting on their side.
And how absolutely laughable of the Ukraine government to attempt to show their separation from and opposition to Soviet totalitarianism with their own, comically stupid show of totalitarianism.