Anton Shekhovtsov: Russian and pro-Russian right-wing terrorists spreading fear and hate in Ukraine
Yesterday, I commented on the recent scandal involving the distribution of anti-Semitic flyers in Donetsk. As it often happens with comments to the media, not everything that I said to The Verge‘s journalist appeared in the final piece – which is fair enough by me – but I would like to briefly discuss one point which I found important but which was missed out in the above-mentioned article.
Amar Toor asked me whether I was surprised at the news about the anti-Semitic flyers in Donetsk. I replied that – although the authenticity of the flyers cannot be either proven or dismissed – I was not surprised, because anti-Semitic and racist incidents involving the (pro-)Russian insurgents and terrorists in South-Eastern Ukraine had happened before.