6 June 2014

Polish fascists are joining with pro-Russian right-wing extremists

German version of this post: "Polnische Faschisten verbünden sich mit pro-russischen rechtsradikalen Extremisten"
French version of this post: "Falanga rejoint l’internationale fasciste de Poutine et Assad"

The pro-Russian right-wing extremist movement in the Donetsk oblast is now supported by a Polish fascist group called "Falanga". It is not the first Polish extreme right organisation that is trying to undermine democracy in Ukraine - in the beginning of February, Hungarian Jobbik and Polish Ruch Narodowy (National Movement) tried to promote pro-Hungarian and pro-Polish separatism in Western parts of Ukraine.

With Falanga, the situation is a little bit different, although there is little doubt that Falanga would support the demise of Ukraine and Galicia consequently joining Poland.

Under the leadership of Bartosz Bekier, Falanga is a part of the broad, partially coordinated pan-European extreme right movement that is, in particular, openly supportive of the Kremlin's anti-Western policies and ideas.

Falanga on the march; Bartosz Bekier is featured on the left. Warsaw, 2011
Bartosz Bekier in Donetsk, May 2014
Bekier is a student of Political Science at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. Before he became the leader of Falanga, he was a member of the extreme right Oboz Narodowo Radykalny (National Radical Camp) in Mazovia, but was expelled from the organisation. His views are considered bizarre for most of the Polish extreme right, as he has cooperated with Maoists (Rewolucyjną Lewicę Komunistyczną [Revolutionary Communist Left]), National Bolsheviks and Eurasianists. (The links between fascism, Maoism and National Bolshevism as such are nothing strange obviously, especially if we consider organisations such as Parti Communautaire Européen or Jeune Europe, or individual right-wing extremists such as Claudio Mutti).

Bekier travelled to Donetsk in May 2014; he made a speech at a pro-Russian meeting condemning NATO and the "pro-Atlanticist" government in Poland, and interviewed Denis Pushilin, the self-declared Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic", for Falanga's website Xportal. It has also been reported that a few activists from Falanga were going to stay in Donetsk to fight against the Ukrainian forces.

Bekier is interviewing Pushilin, Donetsk, May 2014

Bekier and Pushilin, Donetsk, May 2014

Alleged Falanga activists and pro-Russian right-wing terrorists in Donetsk, May 2014

In Poland, Bekier is also known - similarly to many other European right-wing extremists - as a stark supporter of Bashar al-Assad's dictatorship. On 26 August 2012, Bekier's Falanga, as well as two other right-wing extremist Polish groups - ultra-Catholic Młodzież Wszechpolska (All-Polish Youth) and Slavic pagan Niklot - held a rally in support of al-Assad in front of the Syrian embassy in Warsaw.

In June 2013, Bekier was a member of a group of several European right-wing extremists who went to Syria (and Lebanon) to express their support for al-Assad's regime. The trip was presumably sponsored by the Syrian government, and I have identified the following individuals who took part in this far right delegation (the list is not full, I will be glad for the verifiable additions):
  • Bartosz Bekier, leader of Falanga, Poland
  • Frank Creyelman, one of the leaders of the Vlaams Belang, Belgium
  • Filip Dewinter, one of the leaders of the Vlaams Belang, Belgium
  • Nick Griffin, leader of the British National Party, UK
  • Roberto Fiore, leader of Forza Nuova (New Force), Italy
  • Luc Michel,  leader of the Parti Communautaire National-Européen and founder of the Eurasian Observatory for Democracy & Elections, Belgium
  • Mateusz Piskorski, former member of Niklot, member of the Samooborona (Self-Defence), Poland
A meeting with Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi. On the left you can see Mateusz Piskorski, on the right - Filip Dewinter, Frank Creyelman, Luc Michel, and Bartosz Bekier. Damascus, June 2013
A closer look at the right: Filip Dewinter, Frank Creyelman, Luc Michel, and Bartosz Bekier. Damascus, June 2013
Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi (centre) and Bartosz Bekier. Damascus, June 2013
Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi and Luc Michel. Damascus, June 2013
Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi and Nick Griffin. Damascus, June 2013
Roberto Fiore (left) and Syrian Minister of Information Omran al-Zoubi (centre). Damascus, June 2013
Bartosz Bekier (second from the left) with Hezbollah fighters. Lebanon, June 2013
Bekier was most likely brought to Syria by his "older comrade" Mateusz Piskorski, and, on 6 September 2013, they both took part in the pro-Assad rally in front of the US embassy in Warsaw organised by Falanga.

Bartosz Bekier (left) and Mateusz Piskorski (right)
What is interesting about the Syrian trip - and regular readers of this blog have probably already realised - is that some members of the extreme right delegation to Syria were "observers" at the illegitimate "referendum" in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in March 2014. To remind the readers, the mission to the Crimea was organised by Belgian neo-Nazi Luc Michel's Eurasian Observatory for Democracy & Elections and included, among others, Frank Creyelman and Mateusz Piskorski.

By now, it becomes obvious that Bekier's involvement in the pro-Russian right-wing extremist movement in Donetsk oblast is hardly an accidental or isolated development. Rather, it should be discussed against the background of the increasingly extensive cooperation between Putin's Russia and the European extreme right.

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14 comments:

  1. What about NOP? Is there any Polish fascist group which supports Ukrainian nationalists?

    It's ironic that all European nazis support Putin and hate the supposed Ukrainian nazis. Maybe the problem is that Ukrainian fascists are not racist enough to be considered comrades by European nazis.

    Please, take a look at these news (in German):
    http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Gipfeltreffen-mit-Putins-fuenfter-Kolonne/story/30542701

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    1. NOP supports and cooperates with Svoboda. ONR is against.

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  2. I'm Polish and I'm sorry for those guys!
    Слава Україні!

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    1. I'm American and I say Long Live Novorossya and Welcome Falanga Brothers...[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/0eFrppf.png[/IMG]

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    2. Oh, I can see that you have no idea how it is to be a slave? Never felt a russian boot, I persume?

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    3. Adam Baum, do you know where is it?

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    4. The language is typical of a foot inside the boot. Nazi-Fascists of Europe are fighting to end the 1054 Schism and Catholicize Eurasia from Ireland to Bering Strait.

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  3. French translation: http://contresubversion.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/falanga-rejoint-linternationale-fasciste-de-poutine-et-assad/

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  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME4pWzekAgQ

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  5. http://wiadomosci.dziennik.pl/swiat/artykuly/461711,najemnicy-z-polski-walcza-na-ukrainie-skrajnie-prawicowa-falanga-wspiera-rebelie-w-donbasie.html

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  6. How can a leftist oriented party anti-capitalist (maoist, bolshevic) be called right-wing? You have a messed-up knowledge of political terminology.

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    1. Not considering a great number of things, have you seen many "leftist" groups called Falanga?

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  7. Falanga thugs just released a very disturbing video on their YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHODq6i-h60

    In 1:28 you can see picture of what seem to be their armed unit fighting in Eastern Ukraine: group of 12 people in Polish uniforms, with assault rifles, military vests and helmets, holding flag of Xportal.pl and posing under flag of separatist "Donetsk Republic" on a long pole.

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  8. Such Polish guys are possible ONLY thanks the assassination of Lech Kaczkinski + other 95 high representatives of the Polish institutions. Lech Kaczinski has been murdered by those "high principalities", by that "wickedness in higher places" [Ephesians 6:12] in order to transform definitively EU in the Western Roman Empire, and the Russia of Putin in the Eastern Roman Empire, and merge them in the name of the end of 1054 Schism.

    [no captions supplied, allegedly the meeting Putin - pope Francis SJ in Rome, 25 Nov 2013]

    http://control-avles-blogs.blogspot.it/2014/08/from-russia-with-love.html

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