Dmitry Kiselev in his program reacted to one of the loudest international sensations of the past week in this way:
“The whole world has been talking lately about the terrible leaks of US classified materials. You know, it's all in the end and not so important. And here's why: the United States has lied so many times and been caught in a lie so many times that any information from there, any statements should be taken with great care, because you never know if it's true or not. Moreover, the Anglo-Saxons infected with this abomination - to lie at every step, to justify their actions with lies, up to crimes - and the West in general.
And Kiselev gives such an example of "Western lies":
“America cannot see Nazism in Ukraine, it does not see it point-blank. But after all, this is also a form of lie - to assert that the regime is democratic, where any opposition, whether it be a TV channel or a party, is banned, where those who disagree are simply killed, where accomplices of the Nazi Nazis, convicted at the Nuremberg trials, are officially proclaimed national heroes. But you have to lie in order for Ukraine to fight against the Russians and Russia.”
In Ukraine, 12 opposition parties are indeed banned , but this happened in 2022, when martial law was introduced in the country after the invasion of Russian troops. The legislation of Ukraineallows to restrict the rights and freedoms in the conditions of martial law. At the same time, not all opposition parties were banned, but only pro-Russian ones. Such a large opposition force as the European Solidarity Party, whose leader is ex-president Petro Poroshenko, continues to operate.
As for the heroes of Ukraine among those convicted at the Nuremberg trials, this is indeed a lie. Just not Aglo-Saxon. Just Kiselev is lying. At the Nuremberg Trial in 1945-1949, the defendants were Martin Bormann, Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess, Karl Dönitz, Fritz Sauckel, Arthur Seiss-Inquart, Alfred Jodl, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Wilhelm Keitel, Gustav Krupp, Robert Ley, Konstantin von Neurath, Franz Joseph von Papen, Erich Raeder, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Alfred Rosenberg, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Hans Fritsche, Walter Funk, Hjalmar Schacht, Baldur von Schirach, Albert Speer and Julius Streicher. As it is easy to see, there are no Ukrainians, let alone heroes of Ukraine, among them. In the lists of the accused at 12 subsequent trials held in 1946-1949, there is also not a single Ukrainian.
Among the heroes of Ukraine, only the Prime Minister of Carpathian Ukraine as part of Czechoslovakia in 1938 and the president of the self-proclaimed Carpathian Ukraine in 1939 Augustin Voloshin, who proposed to the German occupation authorities his candidacy for the presidency, were seen in collaborationism, but they did not accept the offer.
The leader of the OUN, Stepan Bandera, is often accused of collaborationism; however, the decree on awarding him the title of Hero of Ukraine, however, was canceled by the court. In reality, the Bandera wing of the OUN did not cooperate with the German invaders, and the Nazis arrested Bandera himself in 1941 and placed him in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, from where he was released in the fall of 1944. After leaving the camp, the Nazis tried to recruit him, but were unsuccessful; General Gottlob Berger, Chief of the SS Main Bureau, noted in a report:
“General impression: this is a clever, stubborn, fanatical Slav. Until the last, he was true to his idea. Now it is incredibly valuable for us, later it is dangerous. He hates both the Great Russians and the Germans.
Another OUN leader, Roman Shukhevych, whose decree on conferring the title of Hero of Ukraine was also annulled by the court, actually served in the Ukrainian SS formations in 1941-1942: for some time he saw the Nazis as allies, considering the Soviet government the main enemy of Ukrainian independence. However, in 1943, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army led by him fought against both the USSR and Germany. He became a hero for a short time, of course, not for collaborationism, but for leading the post-war anti-Soviet partisan movement. He was not a defendant at Nuremberg either.