The eyes of the world are on the revolutionary events taking place in Ukraine. It is likely that European nationalists, many of whom are true friends of the Ukrainian folk, have also taken an interest in these events. The success of the nationalist party “Svoboda” during the last parliamentary elections brought happiness to many European fighters with liberal totalitarianism. However, the pro-EU course of the party afterwards both surprised and disappointed many of our comrades.
The situation in Ukraine is indeed quite complicated. However, this is not a dead end and is not something the national-revolutionary movement in Ukraine cannot defeat. Regardless of what the leadership of “Svoboda” think, amongst “Svoboda” members there are a large amount who are against the EU, a large amount for whom a national revolution is the only possible path. Besides this, “Svoboda” is not the only nationalist movement in Ukraine. There are also other nationalist organizations in Ukraine, who are firm and consistent regarding their opposition to the EU. Before discussing these groups, the situation in our country must be briefly described.
The first thing European nationalists should understand is that a criminal regime of oligarchs exist in Ukraine, a regime for whom the interests of the Ukrainian nation are completely foreign. The regime is composed of former Communists and people from big business. Regarding ideology, the regime is completely liberal (the only thing that differentiates the regime from western political elites is that no former Trotskyites, Maoists and other leftist degenerates are in it – due to the fact that in Ukraine such people have no influence and exist only because of western grants). The main goal of the regime is becoming richer and keeping its own power. This is why geopolitically, Yanukovych is a pragmatic –in the summer he was pro-EU. Today he became a friend of Russian imperialism. If he keeps power, he will almost certainly become pro-EU again.
It is hate to the Yanokovych regime that has united many Ukrainians. Of course, protesting against the Yanukovych regime many Ukrainians also support politics of getting closer to the EU. This situation is the result of a combination of two factors: hopelessness created by the current regime, and illusions, created by two decades of Euro-Atlantic propaganda in Ukraine.
Ukrainian nationalists cannot, under any circumstances, support the bandit regime of Yanukovych. However supporting the opposition is also not possible for true Ukrainian nationalists. This is why a few nationalist organizations and movements decided to support the protests, but put forward their own take on the situation to society.
The Tryzub movement, of which I am a member, initiated the creation of the “Right Sector” – a union of nationalist movements taking part in the protests. Besides us, the Social-Nationalist Assembly is a member – as well as smaller organizations, like Carpathian Sich, White Hammer, etc.).
In a sense, the “Right Sector” is trying to use the Evolian strategy of “riding the tiger”. We are trying to use the wave of protests and direct them to conservative revolutionary positions. Compared with the liberal opposition, the “Right Sector” has virtually no resources, because it does not promote the interests of any oligarch group. However, there are quite a lot of us and today the “Right Sector” brigades are the strongest amongst of all the protest movement.
The Ukrainian opposition is quite moderate. We, however, are trying to radicalize both the official opposition, as well as the masses. For us, the main goal of the protests must be the removal from office and arrest of Yanukovych, the transfer of power to revolutionary forces, banning the ruling “Party of the Regions” and the Communist Party, and a complete change of the political system. Regarding geopolitics, we are trying to convince protestors that the EU must be destroyed, replaced by a nationalist project.
We view the current liberal opposition as a lesser evil and see it as a temporary ally. If the majority of our demands are met, and the political system in Ukraine changes, in the future we will be able to fight the current opposition and bring about a national revolution. We completely understand that the opposition will try to bring Ukraine closer to the EU. However, over time this will cause widespread disappointment amongst the population and make them more susceptive to nationalist propaganda.
There is no other option for nationalists in Ukraine. We cannot come to power in Ukraine without the support of the Ukrainians people, and the Ukrainian people today are in a state of illusions, including both sympathies to the liberal opposition and to the EU. Unfortunately, Ukraine today is repeating the fate of other countries in eastern and central Europe, who had the negligence to become EU members. However, we feel that removing Yanukovych from power will bring about circumstances for a national revolution and we will not have time to join the EU.