Senator Inhofe email ties him directly to Kiev Neo-Nazi Volunteer Battalions
From BuzzFeed senate email:
Just arrived in southern Ukraine coming from the US over the last 40 hours. I do not have all the details or access to all my notes and files with me but below is my reconstruction of the trail of what is basically a misunderstanding compounded by miscommunication. I do not believe anyone intended to mislead anyone! The fault, including my own, was not stopping to take the time to maker sure everyone was talking about the same thing! Verifying each photo rather than generalization.
I am sending a written chronicle of this screwup rather than calling, so that the facts as I know them are clearly and coherently described:
On 14 November, I brought three commanders of various Ukrainian volunteer units to meet into a joint session with a bipartisan collection of staff members from Senate (Armed Services), foreign Relations and Intell Cmts. These Cmdrs were:
Col. Bereza, Cmdr of the Dneiper 1 Regiment
Col. Teteruk Cmdr of the Peacekeeper Battalion
Maj. Semenchenko, Cmdr of the Donbas Battalion.
Link to the official email: Full message is scrambled due to type of software utilized.
Full message at link unscrambled.
Link to the regional Buzzfeed article that proved the Senator supplied false evidence supplied by the Kiev volunteer battalions.
WASHINGTON — A delegation consisting of Ukrainian members of parliament, a paramilitary leader, and one Georgetown professor gave a senator’s office photos purportedly of the Russian military invading Ukraine that were later debunked.
Several photos allegedly showing the Russian military in eastern Ukraine that ran on the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday were quickly shown to actually be photos from other conflicts, some from years earlier. A spokesperson for Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe told the Free Beacon that the office had procured the photos from a “Ukrainian delegation” in December.
Inhofe’s office provided BuzzFeed News the list of names of the people who provided the misleading photos: List is on a JPEG file at the above BuzzFeed link.
A question not being asked by the complicit US media is “why didn’t US politicians and officials meet with official Ukrainian army generals instead of the leaders of the Right Sector/volunteer battalions?”
Yahoo and AFP have put out this story on Burisma Holdings CEO Igor Kolomoisky and his Right Sector battalions that have been killing innocent ethnic Russian Ukrainian women and children.
Excerpt: Dnipro-1’s headquarters are on the ground floor of the Dnipropetrovsk administration building. Upstairs sits the regional governor, Igor Kolomoisky.
The arrangement is no accident: Kolomoisky, one of Ukraine’s most controversial billionaires, funds the paramilitary, which returns the favour in these troubled times by boosting the banking and industrial tycoon’s personal security and political clout.
All the signs are of a flourishing military enterprise.
Young men with Kalashnikovs and pistols and several well dressed women working on laptops fill the anteroom to Bereza’s office.
Inside, maps, aerial photos and a picture depicting Adolf Hitler as a father figure to a child-sized Russian President Vladimir Putin line the walls. Ammunition boxes lie in the corner. On Bereza’s desk: three mobile phones, a laptop, the Ukrainian flag, and an icon of the Virgin Mary.
– DARK SIDE –
Questions over the far right leanings of some volunteer groups and allegations of involvement in the murder of civilians cast a long shadow.
One of the most controversial is the Azov Battalion, which uses the Wolfsangel insignia — an ancient design that was resurrected in Hitler’s Germany. The Azov has been linked to Oleg Lyashko, a politician accused of neo-Nazi sympathies.
Right Sector, an ultra-nationalist party, also has its own battalion of several hundred men on the frontlines, even if the government refuses to register or pay them.
Dasha Slutskovska, a 29-year-old volunteer from the battalion in Dnipropetrovsk, conceded that Right Sector has an image problem — they are relentlessly portrayed in Russia’s state-controlled media as fascists. But she insisted her comrades only want the Maidan goals of ending corruption and steering Ukraine into Europe.
“Nationalists does not mean Nazis. We’re just normal people,” she said, adding with a laugh: “Well, maybe a bit more radical.”
For people unaware that the volunteer battalions are far right Neo-Nazis the Telegraph UK has more:
As Ukraine’s armed forces tighten the noose around pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, the western-backed government in Kiev is throwing militia groups – some openly neo-Nazi – into the front of the battle.
The Azov battalion has the most chilling reputation of all. Last week, it came to the fore as it mounted a bold attack on the rebel redoubt of Donetsk, striking deep into the suburbs of a city under siege.
But Kiev’s use of volunteer paramilitaries to stamp out the Russian-backed Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics”, proclaimed in eastern Ukraine in March, should send a shiver down Europe’s spine. Recently formed battalions such as Donbas, Dnipro and Azov, with several thousand men under their command, are officially under the control of the interior ministry but their financing is murky, their training inadequate and their ideology often alarming.
The Azov men use the neo-Nazi Wolfsangel (Wolf’s Hook) symbol on their banner and members of the battalion are openly white supremacists, or anti-Semites.
A former history student and amateur boxer, Mr Biletsky is also head of an extremist Ukrainian group called the Social National Assembly. “The historic mission of our nation in this critical moment is to lead the White Races of the world in a final crusade for their survival,” he wrote in a recent commentary.
“A crusade against the Semite-led Untermenschen.”
Video highlighting the crimes and atrocities of Semen Semenchenko who met with Inhofe:
Below is an admission by the Kiev ambassador to Germany that the volunteer Right Sector battalions are part of the Ukrainian armed forces. This admission was aired on German national television and may explain why the US and Germany are now somewhat divided on what should happen in Ukraine. German public perception has dramatically shifted since the start of the conflict. This admission proves that the US is knowingly funding the Far Right Neo-Nazi battalions when it supplies arms and money to the Kiev regime.
Kiev Ambassador to Germany: Neo-Nazis are part of our forces