Ukraine’s Far Right Pogroms Against the Roma/Gypsies

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errc.org – Late evening on October 23, Ukrainian far-right organization C14, which is included in the American terrorist base, conducted an anti-Roma attack at Kyiv central train station. One of the C14 members Serhiy Bondar was streaming the scene, calling it the consequences of the “cleansing operation.” On October 24, this C14 member published new photos and videos, calling it a “new yield of Romani robbers.”

As we might learn from his Facebook, Serhiy Bondar, besides being a member of the neo-Nazi organization, is a member of a paramilitary unit, legalized as a state-funded Municipal Guard.

“We are ready for chasing the burglars,” he writes.

Founded in 2010, C14 is named after the 14-word slogan

“We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White Children”

of American Nazi David Lane. C14 is regularly involved in numerous attacks against civilians, students, journalists, lawyers, social activists, foreigners, minorities, and LGBT activists, they often conduct hate crimes and often go unpunished.

This is not the first C14 pogrom against Ukraine’s Romani community.

On April 20, 2018, C14 filmed themselves carrying out a pogrom in the Lysa Hora nature reserve near Kyiv, where they drove fifteen families from their homes. C14 gangs, carrying weapons, attacked the Roma. A video posted days later showed whole families with small children fleeing in terror, chased by masked men who hurled stones and sprayed them with gas canisters, before setting their tents ablaze. In July 2018, far-right C14 member Serhiy Mazur was convicted for attacks against the Roma settlement; he has received a two-month suspended sentence.

Other Ukrainian far-right activists and neo-Nazis have drawn inspiration from C14. Thus, on May 22, 2018, a group of masked men armed with guns and bats forced Roma families living near Ternopil, western Ukraine, to flee into the forest, and then set fire to their temporary dwellings. Shots were fired and three people were injured in the attack.

On May 10, an anti-Roma pogrom occurred in Rudne village, Lviv region, people in masks dragged Romani out of their beds, beat them, and set their homes alight, destroying all their belongings and forcing them to flee. Police and ambulance responders were on the scene, but no arrests were made. On June 23, 2018, the neo-Nazi Sober and the angry youth group, referring themselves to as Hitler Youth, killed 24-year David Pap during a violent attack on a Roma encampment near Lviv (western Ukraine). Four other national minorities were injured, including a young boy and a pregnant woman. The group posted a video titled “A small report on a Gypsy Safari.”

The suspected attackers were detained along with a 20-year-old organizer. According to some information, this group is affiliated to the far-right Misanthropic Division organization.

On April 20, 2016, C14 members stabbed a left-wing anti-war activist and Kyiv-Mohyla Academy student Stas Serhiyenko. In September 2018, C14 members have conducted an attack against the lawyer in Zhytomyr.

C14, which has taken part over the spring in brutal anti-Roma raids with hammers, has recently been a recipient of Ministry of Youth and Sport grants totaling at least $14,000. C14 first emerged as the youth wing of the extremist Svoboda party.

Source:  errc.org 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Do the Ukrainians Know that Germans considered and do consider themselves the Master Race. Should a Hitler Rise up in Germany again the end result for Ukrainians will be elimination, once they have helped, to destroy the rest of humanity? As is the Plane which has been drawn up by another group who think they are The Chosen Ones. Presently even the Ukrainians like the rest of Chosen one’s dominions are polishing Chosen Ones’ boots.

  2. Romani sad to say, are a marginal group in society living on the edge and at best described as a nuisance – oftentimes a menace, everywhere they go throughout Western Europe. They engage in petty criminality in the larger cities and rarely if ever adapt to societal norms. Gypsies and tinkers are the same, living on the edge and despised in general. Governments as usual, are at fault, rarely if ever, doing anything substantively to help them adjust to society. My first story for a provincial paper many years ago concerned a group of gypsies who – given new homes in a rural setting, proceeded to thrash them leaving hardly a window in place and defecating within feet of the only village well. No group in society suffers as much as they do and in the main it is self-inflicted. Education and on-hand assistance by government agencies are the only hope. Fighting against cultural taboos is an uphill battle. But in some places results are positive. Violence against Romani should never be condoned – though when you have your wallet stolen by gypsies while walking a five-year-old daughter through Gare du Nord station in Paris it is the first thought to cross your mind.