And with it came alarm, at home and abroad, about how an extremist and “neo-fascist” party had just been vaulted to the nation’s legislature. 

However, Svoboda is not the only concern. The ruling pro-presidential Party of Regions finished in first place again and the Communist Party experienced a resurgence. Both embrace Soviet nostalgia.

The countless crimes against humanity, including the murder of millions of Ukrainians in the Soviet era, have never been condemned in the same way that Nazi crimes have been.

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