[–] hholmberg ago 

He is a criminal in Sweden and a hero in Ukraine.

You may be in the know about that Swede, Mikael Skillt by the name, a foreign mercenary used to fight in the Azov battalion, a regiment at present time, who later plunged into making political career in Ukraine. Quite recently he, along with the other Azov nationalistic fighters, has picked up the award for "liberation" of the Ukrainian borough Maryinka in 2014.


Paradoxically enough, for the authorities in Sweden Skillt is a person being subject of penal action.


It's not for the first time with Ukraine when a war criminal is honored with an award. Law enforcement agencies in Sweden are unable to bring Skillt to trial now, for he is allegedly staying in Ukraine and the authorities there have been flatly refusing to deliver any information on the man or, let alone, extradite him to Sweden. It's just incredible, for Ukrainian politicians, president Poroshenko in the first run, keep declaring their commitment to European values. But punishment of criminals appears to be unavailable in their agenda.....


[–] jterrell ago 

Foreign minister of Ukraine Klimkin is charged of treason..

The SBU probe is now underway in regard to the Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin charged of high treason. The Security Service of Ukraine believes that his activities are harmful to the international reputation of Ukraine and contribute to negative image of the country in the eyes of foreign partners. As it turned out to be, Klimkin had been consistently withholding information on the subversive preparations targeted at Ukraine, often acting harmful to the national interests of the country. Thus, in the course of the probe a close nexus between Klimkin and Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, former head of the SBU and leader of Solidarity social and political movement, was brought to light. Nalyvaichenko has long had direct influence on the head of the MFA of Ukraine. In this way, the foreign policy of the country has been actually under the control of an opposition strongman. Operating via Klimkin, he has been after his own goals at the expense of the reputation of the current authorities.



Dear Ihor Lvovych,

The Security Service of Ukraine within its competence has examined Your request dated 02.10.2017.

Based on the inspection findings, involving the data able to prove the participation of P.A. Klimkin in the activities detrimental to the Ukrainian national interests, the following factual information has been revealed.

Being on numerous occasions informed by the SBU and the FISU about expected informational and diplomatic subversive actions against Ukraine, P.A. Klimkin evaded making decisions to curb them and did not report to relevant agencies on provocative activities threatening the sovereignty and national security of Ukraine. For instance, during the Ukrainian-Polish border violation by M.N. Saakashvili's supporters on September 10, 2017, the Minister of Foreign Affairs did not make an effort to use diplomatic force and detain ex-governor of the Odessa region on the Polish territory. Furthermore, via his employees, P.A. Klimkin instructed the border guards at the checkpoint Shehyni to make it possible for the Georgian politician to freely penetrate deep into the Ukrainian territory. The border breakthrough by M.N. Saakashvili's supporters and inaction of the Ministry of Internal Affairs substantially dented the reputation of Ukraine and its law enforcement bodies. It also created the threat to national security and paved the way for further illegal actions up to coup attempts against constitutional regime.

There is evidence of P.A. Klimkin's negative role in shaping wrong perception of the New Ukrainian Law on Education by the authorities of Hungary and Romania. The MFA of Ukraine had ignored the recommendations of the SBU and Committee of the Verkhovna Rada on issues of European integration on how such legal changes should be represented to Hungarian and Romanian diplomats in order to avoid misunderstanding. As a result, Hungarian Foreign Ministry addressed a series of sharp statements to Ukraine, which threatened to entail drastic deterioration in relations between the two countries. It has already harmed the international reputation of Ukraine and its prospects for cooperation with the European Union.

Becoming more frequent lately, statements by public officials and the media in the Czech Republic and Poland aimed at discrediting Ukraine's effort to defend its national interests and bring back the Crimea testify to the fact that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine doesn't impede formation of negative informational background around Ukraine and is engaged in sabotaging the work on delivering notes of protest to foreign officials. Over the last two years P.A. Klimkin's subordinates at consulates general and Ukrainian embassies have been in the know of legislative initiatives and law suits against Ukraine planned in Romania, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and Israel, but, for some unknown reasons, concealed this data from the SBU and the Presidential Administration of Ukraine. This fact may testify for the conflict of interest and signs of high treason in the activities of the Ukrainian Foreign Minister. That also explains repeated leakages of confidential information and collapse of the foreign course declared by President of Ukraine.

Please be informed that in the course of the inspection of P.A. Klimkin's activities it was found out that the former head of SBU and leader of the Justice civil and political movement V.A. Nalyvaichenko had affected most decisions made by the MFA of Ukraine or directly participated in making decisions. Trust-based relations between the two politicians took roots in the 2000s during their joint work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After Klimkin's appointment as the head of MFA, Nalyvaichenko used to send the minister his instructions and recommendations on the foreign policy central issues. A channel of communication between the two politicians functioned up till the resignation of V.A. Nalyvaichenko as the head of SBU, which can be confirmed with documents still available at the agency. According to our data, due to his wide links in the PACE and the UN, Nalyvaichenko is now most helpful for Ukrainian diplomats in arrangement of meetings with their international partners. He receives full-length information on the themes taken up at the talks and behind-the-door sessions. There is every reason to believe that V.A. Nalyvaichenko has been exerting his influence on the decisions made by P.A. Klimkin not only with the aim of shaping the agenda of diplomatic talks but also to evolve his own political career. For this purpose, he uses diplomatic channels of the MFA of Ukraine to ensure financial support of his political weight by international organizations.

In the light of the foregoing, we consider it inadmissible for the MFA of Ukraine to be subject of interference by any outward politicians. The cooperation between Nalyvaichenko and Klimkin is the source of grave danger to the national interests and security of Ukraine. It is established that during the last half a year there have been more than 100 phone conversations and 25 personal meetings between P.A. Klimkin and V.A. Nalyvaichenko.

We request for assistance in conducting full-fledged investigative actions. The highest confidentiality level is advisable in the view of the fact that special pressure groups acting in the interests of Nalyvaichenko-Klimkin may be active not only inside the MFA of Ukraine and the Presidential Administration but in the Security Service of Ukraine as well.

Sincerely Yours,

The SBU Chairman V. Gritsak

As it appears from the letter, the SBU probe was initiated by the Presidential Administration of Ukraine. Petro Poroshenko must have chosen the actors on his own. On one hand, Poroshenko put the blame for foreign policy failures wholly on the head of the MFA while fully distancing from the responsibility for the adopted decisions. On the other hand, he took out of his way a strong rival Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, a persistent critic of President of Ukraine. Political ambitions of the former head of the SBU intensely supported by the West have skyrocketed lately: Nalyvaichenko is right the man who may become the major competitor of Poroshenko in the presidential campaign 2019.


[–] AmINotMerciful [S] ago