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Ukraine's Far Right Candidate Reflects Mainstream Nationalist Viewsi
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Brian Padden
May 16, 2014 8:49 PM
Ukraine’s Svoboda party, which means freedom in Ukrainian, espouses an ultra-nationalist, anti-Russian agenda, and its critics say Svoboda is an anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi organization. Oleh Tyahnybok, the Svoboda party candidate for president is not the front-runner in the race, but as VOA’s Brian Padden reports, during the current tense stand-off with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, many of his views reflect, now more than ever, the mainstream nationalist sentiment.

Ukraine's Far Right Candidate Reflects Mainstream Nationalist Views

Brian Padden

Published May 16, 2014

Ukraine’s Svoboda party, which means freedom in Ukrainian, espouses an ultra-nationalist, anti-Russian agenda, and its critics say Svoboda is an anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi organization. Oleh Tyahnybok, the Svoboda party candidate for president is not the front-runner in the race, but as VOA’s Brian Padden reports, during the current tense stand-off with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, many of his views reflect, now more than ever, the mainstream nationalist sentiment.


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by: Martio from: Ireland
May 17, 2014 5:10 AM
He is a fascist, simple as that. Every year Svoboda members dress up as Nazis and parade around western Ukraine in commemoration of the Nazis. The West is now openly supporting fascists and xenophobes.