Alexander Panteleymonov beaten by Svoboda party members
March 19, 2014
Russia, Turkey and Cuba reported the beating of Alexander Panteleymonov, the director of Ukraine’s state-run NTU television company, but the story is apparently not important enough to air on American corporate news networks.
Panteleymonov, as the video shows, was beaten by Svoboda party fascists and forced to resign his office for daring to air the signing ceremony of Crimea joining the Russian Federation after a popular referendum held last weekend voted to secede from the country.
“Write your resignation! Sit down! I told you, sit down!” the gang of ultra-nationalists yelled at the TV network boss. “You are feasting in my Ukraine!… Here is a paper, pen, write the resignation now quickly, you animal… You Muscovite (a derogatory word for Russian) garbage!”
Svoboda party’s spokesman Alexander Aronets admitted on his Facebook page the Svoboda thugs forced Panteleymonov to resign.
The incident provides further evidence Ukraine’s junta consists in large part of fascists no different than Nazi brownshirts who, prior to Hitler’s ascension to power, attacked, beat and murdered the political opposition. Many were interned in concentration camps and later executed.
Although the corporate media has, to a limited degree, reported on the ultra-nationalists and fascists sharing power in Kyiv, they have minimized this with coverage designed to portray the junta as democrats struggling against Russian domination.