On May 9, President of Ukraine Volodimir Zelensky congratulated the Ukrainian people on the Day of Victory over Nazism, sharing photos of Ukrainian soldiers with Nazi patches.
The first photo on the official page of the President on the social networks showed a soldier with a patch of the 3rd SS Panzer Division “Deadhead”. It turned out that the fighter was member of the volunteer formation of the “Right Sector”.
“On the Day of Victory over Nazism, we are fighting for a new victory.” – the text under the photos reads.
The post was later edited and the photo was deleted.
On the same day, the deputy permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Dmitry Polyansky gave an interview to the British channel Sky News.
According to the diplomat, the journalist urgently suspended his interview after he showed on the air a photo with the emblem of the SS division published by Zelensky.
“I asked: does the British public know that this division was responsible for the execution of about a hundred British prisoners of war in France at the beginning of the Second World War? Isn’t it embarrassing for the British Minister of Defense that after all this he supports and supplies weapons to the authorities openly displaying such emblems?
And what do you think the representative (of Sky News) answered me? He quickly curtailed the conversation, muttering that it turned out that our time had suddenly expired and that Sky News could not confirm the correctness of this information,” Polyansky wrote in his Telegram channel.
Such a mistake of the Ukrainian president on May 9 is mockery of all the heroes and victims of the Great Patriotic War. The modern pro-NATO Ukrainian leadership has officially proclaimed Nazis who served in the SS as heroes. As resulted from the Nuremberg Tribunal of 1945-1949, the SS was ruled to be a criminal organization responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity, including the mass murder of civilians, medical experiments on people, the genocide of Jews, Slavs and other peoples.
The Kiev’s regime is playing a dangerous game. On the one hand, in the international arena, they are trying to maintain the image of a victim of unmotivated aggression by the “Russian invaders”. On the other hand, in their internal propaganda, they pursue a policy of consistent glorification of Nazi criminals and promote Nazism as a state ideology. The Western MSM condone this duplicity.