Regrettably, Putin’s characterization of the nature of the EuroMaidan Revolution in Ukraine that toppled Viktor Yanukovych as president on Feb. 21 is still being bought by gullible journalists in America and Europe.

Take for instance, the Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Eugene Robinson, who penned a terribly misinformed piece for the Washington Post this week in which he wrote that “several far-right ultra-nationalists have such prominent roles in Ukraine’s new government.”

He targets Oleksandr Sych, who is a member of the nationalist Svoboda party and a deputy prime minister. He likens him to a neo-Nazi by association – because Oleh Tiahnybok, its leader, once said many years ago that Ukraine was being controlled by a “Muscovite-Jewish mafia.” Svoboda has since moved from the far right closer to the mainstream on the political spectrum since winning seats in parliament.

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