Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin came to Ukraine to give a speech to the Ukrainian parliament. He decided that it would be a good idea to blame Ukrainians for the Holocaust and repeat the most egregious lies about Ukrainians during WWII that had been invented by Soviet propagandists.
Of course, there were Ukrainians who collaborated with the Nazis. Just like there were French, Russian, Dutch, Polish, etc. collaborators. There is absolutely zero reason to believe that there were more Ukrainian collaborators than any others. What is well-known, however, is that Ukraine sacrificed an enormous lot to defeat Nazism.
This is not just about history. Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014 under the pretext of protecting the people of Ukraine from hordes of Ukrainian neo-Nazis that was supposedly roaming the streets, killing everybody who spoke Russian. Since then, it has become clear that these are lies. Ukraine’s far-right party got less than 1% of vote in the the national elections. Ukrainian Muslims and Jews are very supportive of the current government and of the Revolution.
Ukraine is still at war with Russia, and this is the precise moment that Rivlin chooses to resuscitate the old Soviet myths about “anti-semitic Ukrainians.” This is both offensive and dangerous, especially since it is done in the context of everything that is going on.
I wonder why this piece of stupid loser doesn’t go to Russia to ask the Russian parliament about the neo-Nazi conferences Putin keeps hosting that attract Nazis from all over the world and about the huge sums of money that Russia invests today to sponsor far-right politicians in Europe and the US.