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Citizenship Minister Chris Alexander delivers a troubling speech on Ukraine | rabble.ca

3.9.15

Citizenship Minister Chris Alexander delivers a troubling speech on Ukraine | rabble.ca: Alexander then moved into a long discourse hotly denying the argument modern Ukraine has a problem with neo-Nazis. While the influence of far-right groups and militias has been credibly covered by such generally conservative news organizations as the BBC, the Daily Telegraph and even the normally politically reliable New York Times, Alexander blamed "Russian language television" for what he called "one of the greatest perversions of history that I have seen in my lifetime," the suggestion far-right groups are influencing the Ukrainian government.

Alexander was followed as speaker by Andriy Parubiy, deputy chairperson of the Ukrainian parliament and founder in 1991 of that country's evocatively named Social-National Party, which the Wikipedia describes as having "combined radical nationalism and neo-Nazi features" before changing its name to Svoboda ("Freedom") in 2004.


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