Poroshenko explains Ukraine will continue to mark May 9th but no longer in the "Russian" way
This article originally appeared at Steve Lendman Blog
US-installed Ukrainian fascists commemorated Poroshenko's established victory in Europe Day of Remembrance by vowing to "destroy Moscow," free its people, and let them "shape their own future."
Ukrainian ultranationalists attending a May 8 commemoration included 14th SS Waffen Grenadier division veterans, Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) members, and Nazi-infested volunteer battalions involved in what they call "the Russian-Ukrainian war."
Svoboda party overt Nazis participated. Their slogan is "Ukraine for the Ukrainians" - meaning ethnically pure, free of Jews, Russians and others not wanted, by extermination or other means.
Party member Yuri Sirotyuk called war on Russia Ukraine's historic mission. "I believe that if we truly want it, we will do it," he blustered.
Obama's Ukrainian allies are over-the-top lunatics like Sirotyuk and likeminded fascists wanting war, not peace.
Illegitimate prime minister Arseny Yatsenyuk ludicrously accused Soviet Russia of invading Germany.
Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera is honored as a national hero. His Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN-B) was involved in mass executions and ethnic cleansing.
Hooliganism is longstanding fascist policy. Opposition elements are systematically targeted for elimination - by imprisonment or cold-blooded murder.
Poroshenko ranted on V-Day saying "May 9 will always be a red date in the Ukrainian calendar, just as these red poppies (replacing Russia's St. George's Ribbons) symbolize the remembrance of the fallen."
"We will never celebrate this day under the Russian scenario, because it provides for the cold-blooded use of Victory Day for an apology to the expansionist policy regarding neighbors aimed at keeping them in the sphere of one's influence and restoration of empire."
Truth is polar opposite. Russia is Europe's preeminent peacemaker. Ukrainian fascists are US proxies waging dirty war without mercy on their own people - besides targeting all anti-regime Ukrainians wanting to live free from the scourge of fascism.
Donbass remains in the eye of the storm. Minsk ceasefire terms were dead on arrival. Ukrainian shelling continues daily.
Residential areas are prime targets. On V-Day, Gorlovka was attacked. "The shelling of northern suburbs resumed in the second half of day" after earlier a kindergarten and civilian homes were struck, a local resident explained.
Explosions were heard in nearby villages. Heavy smoke was seen rising. A gas pipeline was destroyed.
Other targeted areas include Donetsk airport, surrounding areas, and Shirokino village. According to Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) military spokesman Eduard Basurin:
"The intensity of attacks by Ukrainian law enforcement agencies increased, with 57 violations of the ceasefire" on one day alone - dozens of violations daily.
Ukrainian forces largely conceal weapons during daylight hours - then use them against Donbass targets mostly at night.
Days earlier, OSCE chairman Ivica Dacic condemned ceasefire violations. He and other Western officials do nothing to stop them.
Poroshenko vows to continue war until Donbass freedom fighters are eliminated and Crimea is forcefully seized from Russia.
He wants NATO membership to facilitate his war plans - including against Russia. He ludicrously claims Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity depend on it.
Lunatics think this way. They infest Washington and Kiev. They risk war on Russia. They threaten world peace.
On a day peace advocates celebrate defeating the scourge of Nazism, the unthinkable threatens humanity -possible nuclear war ending life on earth.