Ukraine's Security Service announces Russian trace in protests in France

Source : 112 Ukraine

"Maidan 2018" and Neo-nazi symbol Celtic Cross inscription was detected in Paris, Ukrainian media made a neutral/positive news about the fact that "A Maidan supporter has been spotted at the French protests" thus endorsing the white supremacist discourse
20:42, 9 December 2018

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The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) states about Russian influence in the protests of the "yellow vests" (Gilets jaunes) in France. Security Service press center with reference to the head of the service Vasyl Hrytsak informed.

"International borders are not an obstacle for Russian hybrid aggression. By dirty methods, the Kremlin is destroying European stability because it sees it as a threat to itself," Hrytsak noted.

The reason for such a statement was a photo with the flag of Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) militants against the background of the Paris protest actions of recent days.

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The SBU states that in the last years the Russian Federation is trying to take control of the European radical structures, in particular, by holding special events, such as "conferences of right-wing parties," "international conservative forums," etc., where representatives of the Russian Federation are promoting the theory of "forceful overthrow of European democracies."

“In order to acquire the revolutionary experience”, radicals from Europe were recruited by for terrorist activities as part of illegal armed groups and were taken out under the guise of “fake observers” to the pseudo-elections in the annexed Crimea and occupied Donbas. Today the same radicals under the flags of the so-called “DPR” and the curators of the FSB have already passed the “practical exam,” the Ukrainian special service said.
The Security Service of Ukraine underlined: the special services of the Russian Federation intend to organize such activities in Belgium, Germany, Spain, Bulgaria, and other European countries.

Meanwhile, some sources (both Ukrainian and French ones) has also found a picture of "Maidan supporters spotted at the French protests." Notable, Ukrainian media made a neutral/positive news about the fact that "A Maidan supporter has been spotted at the French protests." The Celtic Cross, depicted below, has been in use for many years as a symbol of the White Power movement. Norwegian Nazis used a version of the symbol in the 1930s and 1940s. After World War II, a variety of white supremacist groups and movements adopted the symbol. Today, this version of the Celtic Cross is used by neo-Nazis, racist skinheads, Ku Klux Klan members and virtually every other type of white supremacist.


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Another rally of Gilets jaunes (Yellow vests) has come to an end In Paris, France. According to the French Interior Ministry, 125,000 protesters took part in it on December 8, Le Figaro reports.

During the protest day, 135 people were injured in Paris. Interior Minister Christoph Castaner reported that seven law enforcement officers got injured.

It is reported that the police conducted 1,385 detentions, 974 people were still left under arrest.

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