MOSCOW, November 25. /TASS/. Russian parliamentary leadership believes that Ukraine’s violent European integration may trigger an upsurge of neo-Nazism on the continent, Russia’s State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin said on Tuesday, noting right-wing nationalists coming to power massively in Kiev and warning Europeans against underestimating a dangerous factor of radicalization in the country.
“Today everybody already sees the real price, actually that of forcible European integration in case of Ukraine. This is measured not only in money,” Naryshkin told international delegates debating crisis issues confronting the continent.
“We are told that the role of Ukrainian radicals is exaggerated, but then why their elated attitude to Nazi abettors and an outright aggression against other nationalities are also seen more frequently in the conduct of official Kiev authorities?” Naryshkin contemplated. “We in Russia do not want a hotbed of neo-Nazism to appear in Europe.” The politician noted that former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko had awarded Nazi supporters with high state medals and “under current authorities neo-Nazis hold command posts in a punitive operation in Donbass (south-east Ukrainian industrial area) and in the very Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine’s parliament) and after the recent election such people are being promoted quickly in their career."