Saturday, May 10, 2014
Ukraine - Kherson governor calls Hitler 'liberator' addressing veterans on Victory Day
Governor of Kherson region of Ukraine Yuri Odarchenko was booed by thousands including WWII veterans when he told the previously cheering crowd that the Soviet Union tried to enslave Ukraine, while Hitler on the other hand tried to bring freedom to their land.
“Those [Soviet] aggressors justified their capture not only by their desire to seize others' territory and enslave the people, but they also put forward slogans about liberating nations and people that inhabit the lands which Hitler hoped to capture,” Odarchenko told the crowd.
Painting his version of the events further, he challenged history by saying that “if you read history books, we have a number of documentaries on this, then we see that he [Hitler] first of all put forward a slogan of liberating people from the communist yoke, and liberating people from the tyrant Stalin,” Odarchenko said, sparking anger and outraged by the crowd.
As thousands yelled out “shame”, a young woman with a child approached the governor, stripped him of the microphone, before throwing it away.
Historians, citing data available from Second Secretary of the Regional Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine, shows that Nazi forces in Kherson region killed 72,130 citizens and shipped about 40,000 to Germany to work in labour camps, while Germans ruled a crucial port on the Black Sea and Dnieper River from August 21, 1941 to March 13, 1944.
Other historians place the figures at 105,000 Soviet citizens killed and more than 60,000 sent to Germany as slave labour.
RED SALUTE TO THE WOMAN WHO THREW THE MICROPHONE AWAY FROM GOVERNOR OF KHERSON AND WE SHARE HER HOPE FOR A FASCIST FREE UKRAINE FOR THE CHILD THAT SHE CARRIES.
Posted by nickglais on 5/10/2014 07:33:00 AM