Crooked Ukraine: the Canadian connection - call for a public inquiry

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Chaos and War on Russia's Borders: An Analysis (and vid)

A conversation between one of the foremost Russian experts on Ukraine, Rostislav Ishchenko and one of the best known Russian military experts, Igor Korotchenko. I am posting this here because Canada has and still does proclaim Ukraine to be its number one foreign policy priority,has given it almost a billion dollars and sent its soldiers there to train Nazis to kill Russian-speaking resisting populations in the east.

Canada, here is some truth about the awful mess you helped make...

'Canada is the country most like Ukraine.' - Petro Poroshenko

'I really believe that this is the best government that Ukraine has had in its entire history.' - Chrystia Freeland, MP

Ask your MP to watch it before giving any more of your money to the crooks in Kiev!


Minister Dion Underscores Canada's Unwavering Support For Ukraine During Visit To Kyiv

"Minister Dion reiterated the need for the full respect of Ukraine's sovereignty and underlined the importance of full implementation of the Minsk agreement, particularly by Russia, to ensure a durable peace in Ukraine. Minister Dion also made it clear that the Canadian government intends to speak clearly, bluntly and directly to Russia about its unacceptable actions in Ukraine..."


A 'rabid' Diaspora? The Role of Ukrainian Canadians in defining Policy Towards Russia (and vid)

"Understanding the danger of a policy of 'engagement' with Moscow"  - with Pres Paul Grod, Ukrainian Canadian Congress, VP World Ukrainian Congress

Here he is again, with some of his friends and 'associates' at the Atlantic Council - the US 'steering committee' of 'Project Ukraine'



Chrystia Freeland in Davos 2016 : Breakfast on the Oligarch

"The Ukrainian Breakfast Partners:

International Renaissance Foundation

*Horizon Capital, CEO Lenna Koszarny, Kyiv rep Ukrainian Canadian Congress

Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) - USAID


Canadian Troops Instruct Ukrainian Troops in Lviv Region

"Military exercises involving Ukrainian servicemen started near Starychi, Lviv region, Western Ukraine. About 200 instructors from Canada came to Ukraine last month, under the UNIFER program aimed to support and train the Ukrainian military.

'The presence and contributions of Ukrainian servicemen is crucial and necessary. Many of these fighters came here after fighting in eastern Ukraine. They are eager to learn techniques that will make them more efficient on the battlefield,' said the commander of the Canadian training unit."


As Canada trains these fighters to 'make them more efficient on the battlefield', what is it exactly they did/do in Eastern Ukraine?

What the Ukrainian Army Does in E Ukraine


 Canada continues to give its full support to Ukraine. This excellent recent French documentary (English subs) on Ukraine is a MUST WATCH! To enable Canadians to know more about just what it is they are supporting.

Paul Moreira's 'Ukraine: The Masks of the Revolution'

"A significant political event of our time..."  - Gilbert Doctorow



Andriy Parubiy in Canada: Nazis Welcome at University of Toronto's Munk Institute...

Prestigious Academic Institute in Toronto Hosts Lecture By Ukraine Extremist Andriy Parubiy

"A prestigious institute at the University of Toronto has invited a founder of Ukraine's modern, extreme right and fascist movements to give a guest lecture. The Munk School of Global Affairs will host Andriy Parubiy on Feb 22..."

Shame on U of T! And Shame on Canadian Academia That Continues its Shameful Silence and 'Goes Along To Get Along' On Such Things! (see #27)

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An Appeal To the Members of the Canadian Parliament in Connection With the Visit of Andriy Parubiy to Canada

"Several institutions in Canada have welcomed in the past few days a person who is known as one of the founders of the modern far-right party in Ukraine. Canada does no favour to Ukraine by such actions..."

'Canada is the country most like Ukraine' - Petro Poroshenko


US-Born Ukrainian Finance Minister May Buy Country's Largest Telecom Company

See also #32 . With her crooked Canadian CEO at Horizon, UCC executive member at large, Lenna Koszarny, ably assisting in the project no doubt. No conflict of interest in Ukraine folks. That IS the interest..."




Justin Trudeau at the Canada-Ukraine Business Forum (and vid)

"As prime minister I am eager to build on the good work of my predecessor and solidify the warm friendship between our two countries. Allow me to take this opportunity to reiterate that Canada will continue to defend Ukraine's sovereignty in response to Russia's illegal occupation of Crimea as well as its support to insurgents in eastern Ukraine..."


Ottawa Won't Say If Former Ukrainian Prime Minister is Now A Canadian Citizen, As Russian Media Report

'Yats' a Canadian?

"Canada is the country most like Ukraine" - P Poroshenko


Freeland Knew Her Grandfather Was Editor of NAZI Newspaper

"...Ms Freeland has never acknowledged that her grandfather was a Nazi collaborator and suggested on Monday that the allegation was part of a Russian disinformation campaign."

See also the excellent and perceptive comments of readers.  As Trudeau's 'Super-Minister', she has demonstrated quite clearly that she is unsuitable and should go.


I can't blame Freeland for having been spawned by a Nazi collaborator. I can understand why she felt the need to cover up, deny, or lie about him. I'm more concerned by her being a gung-ho Ukrainian nationalist supporter of the Kiev regime and NATO and "let's sanction Russia!!".

In short, it's not her grandfather that bothers me. It's her following in his footsteps. And she doesn't even have the excuse of, "the Nazi occupiers made me do it!!". 


What is the difference, Unionist? That disinformation campaign is built on the same 80-year-old events.

Well, that and the dogma that countries like Canada and Ukraine belong to their more powerful neighbours.


From Canada, Another Russia 'Fake News' Red Herring   -   by Robert Parry, Consortium News

"In the West, it is now common for politicians to shout Russian 'fake news' when embarrassing facts come out - as happened with Canada's new foreign minister hiding a Nazi family skeleton. But Freeland, who has a background as a journalist herself, did not explain why she chose initially to dissemble about her grandfather and to slander journalists who were telling the truth."


Canada's Russian Aggression  -  by Yves Engler

For Washington and Ottawa the Ukraine is a proxy to weaken Russia, which blocked plans to topple the Assad regime in Syria. As part of this campaign, 1,000 Canadian military personnel, a naval vessel and fighter jets will soon be on Russia's border. 

Where will this lead? A new cold war against a capitalist Russia? Or a much hotter war involving direct confrontation between Canadian and Russian troops?"


So.... if she helped write the journal article that revealed all this in the first place, and on which all these articles are based, how is it "hidden" and how has she been denying it?


If she was a Trump appointee who lied in her autobiography the same people on this board who are defending her would be calling for her head because of truth and justice. 


What lie?

My point is those who are claiming she is hiding and denying are basing their claims on an article she helped write.



Mr. Magoo

Toronto Star weighs in on the whole "skeletons in the closet cover-up"

Seems like this is a skeleton in Freeland's closet the way maybe being gay is a skeleton in Elton John's closet.


Why is the Foreign Affairs Minister Concealing Her Pro-Nazi Lineage?

"This is an unvarnished lie..."


What lie? What concealment?

They did flee, and with good reason. As for not going further, how is one supposed to do that with a war going on? And they opted to stay alive rather than go on a suicide mission like Sophie Scholl. Nice armchair judgment.


Many commentators haven't grasped the full significance of Freeland's coverup and glorification of her Nazi collaborator grandfather.

Here's what she said:

Christia Freeland wrote:
"My maternal grandparents fled western Ukraine after Hitler and Stalin signed their non-aggression pact in 1939. "

"Western Ukraine" - Galicia and Volhynia - was ruled by Austria-Hungary before WWI (they had seized it from Poland in 1772), and returned to newly-reborn Poland via the Treaty of Versailles.  Of course, by population, history, and culture, the area really was part of Ukraine, but Ukraine had never enjoyed a sovereign state of its own.

Then, via the German-Soviet treaty of 1939, the Nazis occupied most of Poland (Sept. 1), while the Soviets occupied "western Ukraine" (Galicia and Volhynia, plus part of Bukovina, belonging to historic Romania, but also Austro-Hungary before WWI).

Get the picture? Freeland's grandparents fled Soviet-occupied western Ukraine in 1939 and took refuge in Nazi-occupied Krakow, where grandpa spent the war churning out Nazi propaganda.

My parents and their extended familes and ancestors also lived in "western Ukraine" - for centuries. They too lived under Soviet occupation from Sept. 17, 1939 to June 22, 1941. They didn't "flee" toward the Nazis. The Nazis came and found them. Almost all their family members were murdered by the Nazis and their Ukrainian Banderist and other collaborators. How I wish they had had the means and opportunity to flee.

Freeland's praise of her grandfather and silence about his crimes speaks volumes about where she stands. More importantly, so does her fervour for the Kiev regime and for sanctions against Russia. Past and present converge.


We are picking up this conversation pretty much where we left it a few months ago.

Your family may have had no reason to flee, but plenty did - those who managed to get away. Hundreds of thousands did not. Many more were sent east, imprisoned, or deported (including many Jewish people) to Nazi occupied territory. The Gestapo and NKVD cooperated and shared strategy for dealing with the Polish resistance right up until Barbarossa.

For many Ukrainians, most likely it was a case of fleeing the the devil they knew, and which had been slaughtering their people for a decade for an unknown evil. Sure it looks different with our 20/20 hindsight. Not surprising. Even back then Stalin attempted to blame the Katyn massacre on the Nazis, because of course they are the bigger evil.


Is it time to use the G-word?   Canada is assisting a genocide of the Russian-speaking inhabitants of South-east Ukraine.


Given that the much-hated Azov Battalion is almost entirely Russian-speaking, I think that trope falls apart for anyone willing to look at the facts.


From the Prince Arthur Herald: "Chrystia Freeland and the complexities of history"


It’s important to remember that the problem isn’t that her grandfather was a Nazi collaborator– she can’t, obviously, be blamed for this– but that she defended him, while knowing the truth.

“My maternal grandparents fled western Ukraine after Hitler and Stalin signed their non-aggression pact in 1939,” she has stated. But Chomiak did not flee in 1939. He moved to Cracow, the capital of the Nazi Generalgouvernement, to become editor of a virulently anti-Semitic pro-Nazi paper, and remained a collaborator until the end of the war.

And today’s Kyiv government, which she lauds, is, in my mind, in some ways a continuation of that ideology.




It is important to remember a couple of things from John Helmer's original piece but which have gone missing in subsequent Canadian commentary. Chomiak's time resident in a Bavarian spa town was paid for by US Army Intelligence. As well, there was not only the incitement and murder of Jews by Ukrainian ultranationalists,  but lots of Poles too. This most certainly impacts upon the Foreign Minister's performance in that role.

Update on False 'Russia Disinformation' Story Promulgated By Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister

"...Moreover, according to the information that we have, Canada has begun to supply the Ukrainian military with ammunition that is sure to be delivered to the conflict-zone,' the Russian diplomat pointed out. 'Canadians should realize that the consequences of such steps will be on their conscience."


Canadian Foreign Minister Scapegoats Russian Hackers For Exposing Nazi Grandfather

"While Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland dismissed the news as Russian propaganda, it was actually Ukrainian Canadians who unearthed the information..."


In fact, it was Freeland's uncle who unearthed the information, and she who edited the article. But let's not mention that, because she is supposed to be suppressing and denying all this, and they are supposed to be Ukrainians not connected to the nationalist clique and state power, according to that tweet (which we are supposed to take as evidence, I guess, instead of someone who either doesn't know what he is talking about, or is lying).

In case you are wondering what the propaganda was she is refering to, look at the fact that information was left out.

Though the even funnier thing is that it wasn't left out. They linked to it. I guess they expect that people are just blind enough or don't read well enough that they won't notice. And this isn't a question of something that is up for dispute, or unknown, like how much the Americans were involved in Kiev. Freeland and her uncle were the ones who dug up this information and published it, and this article claims that it must have been someone else who is not part of the "nationalist clique", even though the author knew who really wrote it.




In The Canadian Cartoon Dudley Do-Right Can Do No Wrong, Snidely Whiplash No Good. In Real Life Can Robert Fife, David Walmsley, Terry Glavin, Alan Freeman and Scott Gilmore Save The Galicia Gang  -  by John Helmer

"This is not a story about the past, nor about blaming the crimes of the fathers and grandfathers on their sons and daughters, or grand-daughters.

This is a story of the moment when the crimes of the past and the criminal intent today turn out to be the same thing: Russia-hating today is a race crime, just as Jew-hating and Pole-hating were crimes, and still are.

No Canadian foreign minister or a member of parliament, no Canadian mountie, no Dudley Do-Right should be culpable of such crimes..."


"Poland will seek the arrest and extradition of a Minnesota man exposed by The Associated Press as a former commander in an SS-led unit that burned Polish villages and killed civilians in World War II, prosecutors said Monday.

Prosecutor Robert Janicki said evidence gathered over years of investigation into U.S. citizen Michael K. confirmed "100 percent" that he was a commander of a unit in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion.

He did not release the last name, in line with Poland's privacy laws, but the AP has identified the man as 98-year-old Michael Karkoc, from Minneapolis.

"All the pieces of evidence interwoven together allow us to say the person who lives in the U.S. is Michael K., who commanded the Ukrainian Self Defense Legion which carried out the pacification of Polish villages in the Lublin region," Janicki said.

The decision in Poland comes four years after the AP published a story establishing that Michael Karkoc commanded the unit, based on wartime documents, testimony from other members of the unit and Karkoc's own Ukrainian-language memoir.

Karkoc's family has repeatedly denied he was involved in any war crimes and his son questioned the validity of the evidence against him after Poland's announcement, calling the accusations "scandalous and baseless slanders."


Whitewashing Freeland's Silence  -  by Henry Srebrnik

"...None of our political parties have made any statements either. More disturbing though, for me, is the silence of our own Jewish community and newspapers."



Wow. That Helmer article is hilarious. I suppose it would be beneath Mr. alleged ex-spy to simply write a letter to the editor or contact the ombudsman like the rest of us. But then, he'd have to have grounds for that.

And of course, he gets way more mileage with his tale of making the rounds doorknocking and of course being turned down because no one in their right mind would give him a soapbox for no reason at all.

And Jewish Canadians who don't want to jump on the bandwagon are worse than the rest of us because it should be black and white for them? Well that's nice.






Will Chrystia Freeland Finally Ruin Canadian-Russian Relations?    -   by  Michael Jabara Carley

"...Should Freeland be held responsible for the sins of her grandfather? Obviously not. What is disturbing about Freeland is her intense hatred of Russia and the Russian government, and her confusion about her own national identity. 'I am,' she has written, 'one of Ukraine's democrats.'

If this is so, what is she doing as a minister in the Canadian government? Is she first and foremost a Canadian or is she a Ukrainian ultra-nationalist whose primary objective is to use her ministerial post to defend the putsch government in Kiev and to exacerbate Canadian relations with Russia?

That's the problem with Freeland, who now constitutes a smoking grenade ready to go off at any moment under Canadian-Russian relations.

'Ravings', one Montreal journalist called Freeland's accusations against Russia and Putin. Of course, no one would care about Freeland's obsessive Russophobia except that she is minister of external affairs. She can encourage the metastasis of Russophobia into Canada, as she indeed has started to do.

The psychosis is spreading...The question is, will the majority of Candians fall for Freeland's dangerous Russophobia?"


Canadian Media Denounces Exposure of Foreign Minister's Grandfather as Nazi Collaborator

"...Now faced with the revelation that Freeland's grandfather wa a prominent Nazi collaborator, Canada's media has responded in similar fashion. It has dismissed the revelation itself as unimportant, while seeking to transform it into grist for the Canadian ruling elite's anti-Russian propaganda campaign.

Canadian imperialism's turn to militarism and use of far-right forces as proxies on the world stage has been accompanied by a rapid shift to the right in domestic politics."

The Apologies For Canada's Foreign Minister

"The problem surrounding Chrystia Freeland is not her grandfather per se but that she champions the same cause as he did in his day. Chrystia Freeland should be removed as foreign minister not because of what her grandfather did but because she has taken up where he left off, which is to rescue the Nazis and their cause in Ukraine and blame Russia for everything she and her associates and collaborators are doing..."

Mr. Magoo

"...Now faced with the revelation that Freeland's grandfather wa a prominent Nazi collaborator

Gosh!  When was this finally revealed??  What journalist's dogged dedication led to this secret finally being uncovered???


So the Foreign Minister should be removed for not following the policies of the CPC (ML)?


i don't get your comment bekyane.


Their complaint seems to be that the Foreign Minister is following the government's policy.


The complaint is that she is helping to shape government policy and she is too biased to properly analysis the situation and determine what is in Canada's best interest.


Appeal to Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to Question Foreign Minister Freeland's Integrity

"The Russian Congress of Canada would like to register its utmost concern with the appointment of Ms Chrystia Freeland as Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Freeland is well aware of the checkered history of the Ukrainian nationalist movement. Now that her grandfather's past has been exposed, she should stop being evasive and addressed the issue directly, openly and honestly by recognizing and acknowledging the truth..."


How Russia’s attack on Freeland got traction in Canada

Terry Glavin traces Moscow’s “Nazi-grandfather” calumny through a maze of cranks, propagandists and Putin fanciers—to Canada’s mainstream media


Chrystia Freeland's Grandfather, the Nazi's Top Ukrainian Propagandist    -   by Richard Sanders

"It takes a village to raise a Nazi."


Ukraine Ex-Finance Minister To Oversee Puerto-Rico Crisis

"...She worked with shareholders to bring needed reforms that restored confidence, economic vitality and reinvestment in the country and its citizens, said chairman Jose Carrion. She previously worked in various economic positions at the US State Department and also co-founded private [vulture] equity fund manager Horizon Capital, where she served as CEO..."

That position is now filled by her long-time partner and Kiev representative of the Canadian Ukrainian Congress, Lenna Koszarny. For more on this see #1, 5# and Robert Parry:

How Ukraine's Finance Chief Got Rich


See also UCC Keynote address by Minister Chrystia Freeland

"As a minister of the Crown of Canada, I'd like to say that we deeply appreciate the security role that Ukraine is playing in the world. Ukrainian soldiers are on the front line in the fight for freedom and democracy...Slava Ukraini! Slava Ukraini!"


Nazi Heritage: The Strange Saga of Chrystia Freeland's Ukrainian Grandfather

"...In her post as Minister of Trade, Freeland's success in pushing through the EU-Canada free trade deal (CETA) which protects investor rights at the expense of those of labor and the environment, was a major victory for her capitalist agenda. Now as Minister of Foreign Affairs she has turned her attention to a major military build-up in the Ukraine and Latvia designed to secure the economic benefits of CETA, and the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) which she also pushed through parliament. 

No wonder she is banned from travel in Russia. They say the apple does not fall far from the tree."


"In the fight for liberal democracy, Ukraine is ground zero..." - Freeland @ NATO

Drills With Russian-Speaking Extras Means NATO 'Preparing For Ukrainian Scenario'

"It is not difficult to guess that the Pentagon has organized training for a Ukrainian scenario, because the only 'crisis region' in Europe where people speak Russian, is Donbas. If Russia was recruiting American extras for military exercises, there would be a lot of noise..."


Canada and the Ukraine Powderkeg: A Conversation with John Helmer and Roger Annis (podcast)


Defence Deal Could Open The Door To Weapons Sales To Ukraine

"The Trudeau government has signed a defence cooperation agreement with Ukraine, a seemingly mundane bit of statecraft that could have far-reaching implications for the eastern European country's bid to buy Canadian-made weapons..."


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