American Federal ‘Policy Advisor’ Posts Pic in Ukrainian Nazi Badge on Twitter
By FRANKIE STOCKES
Paul Massaro is among the most aggressively pro-Ukraine Westerners on Twitter, even showing his support for Ukraine’s Nazism.
Paul Massaro, a Senior Policy Advisor at the federally-run US Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, posted and then deleted a photo on Twitter of himself donning a Ukrainian military badge depicting infamous Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera.
Paul Massaro runs one of the most aggressively pro-Ukraine accounts on Twitter while using his federal foreign policy position to advocate for expanding the Russo-Ukrainian War. Recently, he posted a photograph of himself wearing a Ukrainian badge that depicts Stepan Bandera, a highly controversial figure in Ukrainian politics who collaborated with Hitler’s Nazis and was considered a war criminal by the United States and other allied nations.
“Hey, look what I’ve got,” Massaro tweeted, attaching a photograph of himself wearing his Nazi Bandera badge while sitting in front of a Ukrainian flag hanging from his wall.
The badge depicts Stepan Bandera, a Nazi collaborator responsible for the slaughter of Poles and Jews.
Shortly after posting the photo of his Stepan Bandera badge, Paul Massaro deleted it, writing in another post that “at the request of a good Polish friend,” he’d taken it down. Bandera, a Ukrainian nationalist seen as a martyr by radicals like the Azovs, is said to be responsible for the Nazi-inspired World War 2-era slaughter of ethnic Poles and Jews.
“God bless Polish-Ukrainian friendship and may it remain strong forever,” Massaro added.
Massaro deleted his Bandera badge post, apparently at the behest of a “good Polish friend. Ukraine’s Bandera is notorious for his war crimes against Polish and Jewish peoples.
Despite his long-held status as a brutal war criminal, Stepan Bandera is still hailed as a national hero across Ukraine. At soccer matches, Ukrainian fans are known to unfurl massive banners depicting Bandera’s portrait, and badges like the one worn by Massaro have popped up in neo-Nazi-tied Ukrainian military units.
Throughout the Russo-Ukrainian War, and since the US/Soros-backed overthrow of Ukraine’s elected government in 2014, reports have emerged from the Eastern European nation, pointing to a vibrant and violent neo-Nazi political scene.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has long spoken of the need to “de-Nazify” Ukraine, one of the last holdouts of open Nazism on planet earth. High-ranking members of Ukraine’s government, police force, and military, as well as entire fighting units under their command, have been found linked to modern-day incarnations of the radical fascistic movement of World War 2-era Germany.