Ukrainian soldiers are displaying Nazi iconography on their uniforms, the New York Times has finally accepted, even admitting that “diplomats, Western journalists, and advocacy groups” avoid making mention of it, therefore allowing it to spread.
Army photos “highlight the Ukrainian military’s complicated relationship with Nazi imagery, a relationship forged under both Soviet and German occupation during World War II,” the Times reports, echoing the kind of reporting produced by The National Pulse over a year ago.
As an example, the “Black Sun” symbol, which appeared in the castle of the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, is regularly appearing on the uniforms of Ukrainian soldiers.
Even Jewish groups and anti-hate organizations that have traditionally called out hateful symbols have stayed largely silent. Privately, some leaders have worried about being seen as embracing Russian propaganda talking points.
– New York Times, June 2023
Both corporate and social media have gone to extreme lengths to cover for Nazi and Neo-Nazi activity at the heart of Ukraine’s war effort. In 2022, Facebook created a special exemption for the nation’s Azov battalion, known for using Nazi overtones. The Washington Post finally admitted to the role of Azov and its relationship with Nazism last year. PBS in fact tried to cover-up for some of the Nazi imagery by blurring the background of a Ukrainian politician. (The National Pulse, 6/5/2023) (Archive)