The famous Ukrainian political, leader of the party «Platform of Opposition: for Life» in a long article makes a comparative analysis between Zelensky´s government today in Ukraine and Hitler´s regime. Here we offer a shortened 3 parts series.
By Viktor Medvedchuk
From the verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal: “In the field of education everything was done to ensure that the German youth was educated in the spirit of National Socialism and perceived National Socialist ideas … This was followed by a number of other measures which ensured that schools were staffed with teachers who could be trusted to inculcate National Socialist doctrines in the minds of pupils. In addition to introducing National Socialist ideas in schools, the Nazi leaders also relied on the organization of Hitler’s youth to ensure the fanatical support of the younger generation for their regime.
Upon coming to power, Zelensky, copying Hitler, began persecuting independent media. In August 2020, the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council, controlled by Zelensky, closed the broadcasting of the television channel Kyivska Rus (“KRT”).
On February 2, 2021, Zelensky eliminated the television channels “112”, “TV Vybor” LLC, “Ariadna TV”, “Novy Format TV”, “Partner TV” and “Leader TV” as well as the company “News 24 Hours” (the TV channel NewsOne) and the company “New Communications” (the TV channel ZIK).
The Security Service of Ukraine massively falsified criminal cases against independent journalists.
From the verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal: “As a result of effective control of the press and radio, the German people, beginning in 1933, were subjected to the strongest influence of propaganda in favor of the regime; and not only hostile criticism, but all criticism was prohibited. Independent judgment based on freedom of thought became completely impossible…
The Nazi government tried to rally the people to support its policies through the intensified use of propaganda. A number of official agencies were established in Germany with the duty of controlling and influencing the press, radio, cinema, publishing houses, etc., and supervising entertainment, art and culture.”
On February 2, 2021 Zelenski imposed sanctions against opposition politicians who advocated good neighborly relations with Russia; extrajudicial sanctions were also imposed on their relatives.
In May 2022, this decree enacted the decision of the National Security and Defense Council and banned the activities of parties with a pro-Russian stance in Ukraine. According to the decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), the list of pro-Russian parties included Opposition Platform For Life, Shariy Party, Nashi Party, Opposition Bloc, Left Opposition, Union of Left Forces, Derzhava, Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine, Socialist Party of Ukraine, Socialists, and Block of Vladimir Saldo.
According to the law “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on the Prohibition of Political Parties” from May 14, 2022, all property of parties recognized as pro-Russian by courts goes into state ownership.
Repressions against political opponents under Zelensky are becoming commonplace. People are prosecuted in trumped-up criminal cases for statements and articles in the media, as well as for videos and posts on social networks.
Deputies from banned pro-Russian parties are deprived of Ukrainian citizenship on a mass scale without any grounds, using only falsified data obtained by the Security Service of Ukraine “operationally”. A total of 35 people have been illegally deprived of their citizenship by Zelensky’s decrees since 2021.
As a consequence of depriving deputies of citizenship, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine deprives them of their deputy mandates.
From the Verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal: “Having thus attained power, the NSDAP began to take into its own hands all areas of German life. Other political parties were persecuted, their property and assets confiscated, and many of their members sent to concentration camps.
By placing the judicial branch under his control, Zelensky unleashed a campaign of intimidation against the judiciary in Ukraine. A typical example is Zelensky’s conflict with the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, which he unleashed in the fall of 2020 at the behest of patrons from the United States.
In October 2020, the Constitutional Court, led by Oleksandr Tupitsky, declared unconstitutional certain provisions of anti-corruption legislation previously imposed on Ukraine by Western handlers. After that, Zelensky submitted a bill to the Verkhovna Rada recognizing the CC’s decision as “null and void because it was adopted by the judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine in conditions of a real conflict of interest.” The bill also ordered to finish the powers of judges and to start the process of selecting new judges.
Another example of lawlessness is Zelensky’s “war” with the judges of Kyiv District Administrative Court. Under Ukrainian law, the actions of higher authorities could be appealed to this court. It was this court that cancelled the renaming of avenues after Ukrainian nationalists Stepan Bandera and Roman Shukhevich and suspended the illegal renaming of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The neo-Nazi regime could not allow such “self-will”. A criminal case was opened against the judges with absurd accusations, that allegedly the head of the court leaded a “criminal organization” that included at least 12 people whose goal was “to seize state power”. In July 2020, mass searches of the court were conducted in order to pressure the judges and induce them to resign. But there was no judge in Ukraine to convict his colleagues on such trumped-up charges.
And then in April 2021, Zelensky introduced a bill in Parliament to abolish the court. On December 15, 2022, the law abolishing the district administrative court of Kiev came into force. Instead, the Kyiv City Administrative Court was created. The name change was intended to replace uncooperative judges with those fully under the dictator’s control. Although the law was signed on December 13th, its publication, and consequently the liquidation of the court, was mockingly timed to the Day of Court Workers, which is celebrated in Ukraine on December 15th. For this purpose, a parliamentary newspaper published an additional issue of the law on this day.
By doing this to the head of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, one of the highest leaders of the Ukrainian judiciary, and by “smashing” the Kyiv District Administrative Court Zelensky showed the whole judicial community what fate awaits them in case of failure to fulfill his tasks, even illegal ones.
From the Verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal: “In the same way the judiciary was taken under control. Judges were removed from their posts for political and racial reasons. They were spied on and put under extreme pressure to join the Nazi party, otherwise they were threatened with dismissal. When the Supreme Court acquitted three of the four defendants accused of involvement in the Reichstag fire, the treason cases were then removed from its jurisdiction and transferred to the newly established “people’s court,” which consisted of two judges and five Nazi Party officials. Special courts were established to prosecute those who had committed political crimes, with only party members appointed to the position of judge.”
After establishing full control over the law enforcement and judicial systems, the Zelensky’s regime opened criminal cases against the opposition on trumped-up charges. From February 24, 2022 to the present, law enforcement agencies have fabricated some 17,000 criminal cases against their own citizens on charges of committing crimes against the foundations of state security.
From the verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal: “Citizens were arrested by the SS for political reasons, held in prisons and concentration camps, with judges having no power to prevent this in any way.
Immediately after his election as president, Zelenski began pressuring the local governments. Criminal cases were fabricated against city leaders. The Kiev mayor, who could have been a political competitor to Zelensky, also fell under Zelensky’s pressure. A draft law “On the Capital” was introduced to the Verkhovna Rada, according to which the positions of the mayor of Kiev and the head of the Kiev City State Administration were separated.
From the verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal: “In order to place complete control of the governmental machine in the hands of Nazi leaders, a series of laws and decrees were issued that limited the powers of regional and local governments throughout Germany, turning them into agencies subordinate to the government of the Empire.
Nor was the Church left out of the attention of the Zelensky regime. The Church was divided into those that pleased Zelensky and those that did not. The policy of pressure on the only canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which had begun under Poroshenko, continued. With his unconstitutional decrees, Zelensky, who fancies himself the “new Führer,” strips 13 servants of the canonical Orthodox Church of their Ukrainian citizenship.
From the verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal: “In its efforts to combat the influence of the Christian Church, whose doctrines were in complete contradiction to the views and practices of National Socialism, the Nazi government acted more slowly. The Nazis did not go so far as to prohibit the practice of the Christian religion, but year after year they did all they could to limit the influence of Christianity on the German people.
By 2022, the Zelensky’s regime created all the conditions to escalate an aggression against the people of Donbas and involve Russia in an armed conflict like Hitler’s Third Reich on the eve of 1941.
From the Verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal: “Germany accepted a dictatorship with all its terrorist methods and its cynical and open denial of governance through laws.
Moreover, the goals of the Western elites were outlined by Hitler in “Mein Kampf” (banned in the Russian Federation): “If we want to acquire new territory in Europe, it can be done mainly at expenses of Russia, and again the new German empire must follow in the footsteps of the Teutonic knights. But this time the land for the German plough will be acquired by the German sword, and in this way we shall provide the nation with our daily bread.”
It is important to point out that the arena of combat operations of Ukrainian troops against the civilian population was the land of the Donbass, historically inhabited by Russian-speaking population and before the collapse of the Russian Empire in 1917 were partially part of the territory of the Don Army.
After the October Revolution of 1917, the territories of the Donetsk, Lugansk, Dnepropetrovsk and Zaporozhye regions, as well as parts of the Kharkov, Sumy, Kherson and Nikolaev regions, the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic was established as an autonomy within the RSFSR.
In March 1918, the DKR decision of the plenum of the RCP(b) was transferred to the Ukrainian Soviet Republic. The purpose of the transfer was to strengthen the defense against the invading Austro-German invaders. In addition, at that time the territory of the USR was mostly populated by rural, illiterate population and the transfer of the industrialized territories with the proletarian population was to strengthen the position of the Russian Communist Party of the Bolsheviks (RCP(b)) in the USR.
According to the All-Ukrainian Population Census (the last one, there were no more), in 2001 there were 48 240 900 people in Ukraine, of which 37 541 700 (77.8%) were Ukrainians and 8 334 100 (17.3%) were Russians, and some Russians called themselves Ukrainians during the census.
In accord with the data of Kyiv International Institute of Sociology in March 2002, 53.2% of the population of Ukraine usually spoke Russian language and only 44.7% – Ukrainian.
From 2005 to 2022 western politicians and special services with the help of comprador elites transformed mass consciousness of the Ukrainian people, making them an obedient tool for their geopolitical ambitions directed against Russia. This allowed them to divide people who lived in a single state for centuries, and to strangle them in the civil war in the Donbas.
The leaders of Ukraine, who came to power as a result of the 2014 coup under liberal-democratic slogans, were in fact pursuing a policy of establishing a Nazi dictatorship, unleashing a fratricidal war in order to prepare further aggression against the Russian Federation and using the Ukrainian people against the Russian one. If these plans were implemented, Russia would be the next victim of Western aggression. By imposing new leaders on the Russian people according to the Ukrainian scenario, obedient to the will of others, Western politicians and special services would use the population and territory of Russia for further expansion, having previously implanted the ideology of Nazism there.
Ukraine was finally turned into a neo-Nazi state. They completely destroyed the fundamental rights and freedoms of Ukrainians enshrined in the Constitution of Ukraine and in international legal acts. Ukraine has ceased to be a sovereign, democratic, legal state and has turned into a colony of the West.
Eighty years later, a new international tribunal must be created to investigate the Nazi ideas and crimes in Ukraine: war crimes, crimes against humanity committed by their authorities and their Western accomplices.
In order to not repeat the tragedy of Europe in XX century, states should join forces and hold a trial along the lines of the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal, giving legal assessment to the actions of the Nazi regime of Zelensky, his predecessors and patrons.
Such a trial would prevent the reincarnation of Nazism in other countries. Only by jointing efforts, will humanity be able to avoid a nuclear apocalypse, to which another Hitler could lead the planet, guided in his policy by the misanthropic ideas of Nazism.
The twenty-first century must be the century of the final liberation of planet Earth from Nazism in all its forms.
Viktor Medvedchuk is a Ukrainian lawyer, businessman, and politician. Before the war, Medvedchuk was the leading Ukrainian anti-NATO politician and supporter of normalizing relations with Russia. He is chairman of the Opposition Bloc for Life party, banned in Ukraine. He was arrested by Ukrainian intelligence services on April 12, 2022, was imprisoned, and since September 2022 has been living outside his country, after being handed over to Russia in a prisoner-of-war exchange.