by Thierry Meyssan

If Stepan Bandera was an agent of the Gestapo and left only the memory (positive for some) of the massacres and tortures he organized, Dmytro Dontsov was -and still is- the reference thinker of Ukrainian Nationalists. It is he who invented Ukrainian racialism and imagined the fanaticism of Ukrainian nationalists as a weapon.

Dmytro Dontsov, the thinker of “integral Ukrainian nationalism”. The reading of his works is mandatory for all nationalist Ukrainian soldiers, particularly for those of the Azov regiment.

If in previous articles I have presented the history of the Banderist movement from the interwar period to the present day, I would like to talk here about their ideology.

Their reference intellectual, then and now, is Dmytro Dontsov (1883-1973). Although he died in Canada and was buried in the United States, his works have not been translated, but his followers have made them known to us. This absence in the bookstores of other countries explains why he is unknown abroad. However, after a long period of absence, he’s been one of the best-selling authors in Ukraine these recent years.

Feeding like the Nazis on his interpretation of Nietzsche, Dmytro Dontsov called for the birth of a “new man” with “a burning faith and a heart of stone” who would not be afraid to destroy the enemies of Ukraine without mercy. Thinker of the “integral Ukrainian nationalism”, he built a philosophy where everything nationalistic is against Russia and against Jews.

He wanted to create an elite people, far from the “egalitarianism of slaves” of the Russian October Revolution and the “universal ideals” of the French Revolution.

He said that the imagination of real Ukrainians must be “fed by the legend of the last battle”, the “denial of what is” and the “fascinating image of the catastrophe that will bring something new”. They must serve “a categorical order” with “reckless obedience”.

According to him, “Ukrainian nationalism” is characterized by:

“the assertion of the will to live, of power, of expansion” (he promotes “The right of strong races to organize peoples and nations to strengthen the existing culture and civilization”)
“the desire to fight and the awareness of its extremity” (he praises the “creative violence of the initiative minority”)

Its qualities are “fanaticism” and “immorality”.

Fanaticism refers to the religious character of his doctrine. Dontsov notes that this is what makes the warriors invincible. It is therefore perfectly logical that after the World War Stepan Bandera and Yaroslav Stetsko agreed to work in Munich with the secret society of the Muslim Brotherhood, or that in 2007 their followers were able to form an Anti-Russian Front with Chechen jihadists.

In Scandinavian mythology, the Valkyrie are servants of the god Odin. They ride on wolves. But the Germans represent them on horses. The “Ride of the Valkyries”, set to music by Richard Wagner, announces both the death of the heroes and their glorious destiny in the coming battle at the end of time.

At the beginning of his work, Dontsov was not inspired by Italian fascism or German national socialism, but he appears to be marked by the same reasoning as the Croatian Ustasha, the Romanian Iron Guard, the Slovak Glinka, the Polish Oboz Narodowo-Radykalny.

In contact with the Nazis, Dontsov began to claim mythical geography and history. The “true Ukrainians” were said to be of Scandinavian or proto-Germanic origin and to have descended from the Varegues, a Viking tribe from Sweden. Their ancestors founded the city of Novgorod in Russia and subdued the Russian Slavs.

In this mythology, the “Ukrainian nationalists” are the Good, while the “Muscovites” are the Evil. It is therefore quite normal that the muse of the Svoboda (Freedom) Party, the MP Irina Farion, declared well before the Russian military intervention: “We came into this world to destroy Moscow”.

In 2015, President Petro Poroshenko and his Prime Minister Arseni Yatsenyuk passed a set of laws that on the one hand banned Communist and Nazi symbols and on the other rehabilitated Banderist symbols. In practice, since no one claimed to be a Nazi, the monuments to the victory of the Red Army over the Nazis were destroyed and replaced by others in honor of Stepan Bandera -who was responsible for the murder of 1.6 million of his compatriots- and his master thinker, Dmytro Dontsov.

The Council of Europe criticized these “decommunization” laws, which cast aspersions on regimes in general without mentioning the acts they condemn.

It was as a result of these laws that the motto of the Banderists became part of the official discourse: “Glory to Ukraine”. Of course, I have nothing against this slogan, any more than I have against the cry of the Muslims “Allah Akbar!”, but after hearing it sung by the jihadists who wanted to cut my throat I can no longer think that “God is great!” and I am still haunted by what the jihadists mean by it.

Similarly, it makes sense that Ukraine has a legal framework that legalizes a form of racial discrimination.

On July 21, 2021, President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a law, introduced at his initiative, on the “indigenous peoples of Ukraine. It states that Tatars and Karaite Jews have “the right to the full enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms” (sic). This text, which seems very generous, is not at all so, because it is interpreted by default.

It completes the texts recognizing the rights of Ukrainians of Scandinavian or proto-Germanic origin. In fact, it is used by the Courts to deny the rights of Ukrainians who do not recognize themselves in the general definition, nor in one of these minorities, in other words in those who say they are Slavic of Slavic origin. The latter people are not allowed to bring before a court their “right to the full enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms”.


On March 20, 2022, President Volodymyr Zelensky declared in a video posted on his Telegram account, “Any activity on the part of politicians participating in dividing society or collaborating with the enemy will not succeed, and will receive a severe response.” With that, he banned 11 political parties (Opposition Platform – For Life, Sharij’s Party, Nachi, Opposition Bloc, Left Opposition, Union of Left Forces, Derjava, Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine, Socialist Party of Ukraine, Socialists, Bloc of Volodymyr Saldo).

While most of them were not represented in the single chamber, the Verkhovna Rada, Opposition Platform-For Life was the second largest party in the country. It received 13 percent of the vote and won 43 of 450 deputies.

Also on March 20, President Zelensky signed decrees banning for five years three opposition channels that had been “suspended” for several months. In addition, he merged all remaining channels under the control of the Security and Defense Council.

So there is no more freedom of expression, neither for politicians nor for journalists. Ukrainian democracy is dead, not from Russian military intervention, but from the will of its own government.

A Council for the Development of Libraries was created on May 5, 2022. Among other things, it must decide on the Russian books that are overloading the shelves. The Minister of Culture and Information Policy, journalist Oleksandr Tkachenko, said that they could become raw material for printing Ukrainian books on recycled paper.

Book burnings are a classic of dictatorships. This time, we won’t burn anything in public, but we will recycle the paper. It is less conspicuous and more ecological.

Now let’s come to the way of making war. One peculiarity of the Ukrainian army is noteworthy: it does not pick up the bodies of its dead soldiers. All other armies in the world do not hesitate to put themselves in danger for that. To give a dignified burial to their dead is indispensable in their eyes. Not doing so would have disastrous consequences on the morale of their companions. So why does the Ukrainian army act differently?

If I understand Dmytro Dontsov’s thinking, this is a preparation for the eschatological battle between good and evil. According to Scandinavian mythology, when a battle was fought by the Varegues, the Valkyries came down to the battlefield riding wolves.

They decided who of the brave Vikings would die. Then they took their souls to Valhalla to form with them the future army of the “last battle”. Thus, the men fallen on the field of honor were not victims of fate but were chosen for a glorious destiny.

According to the George Washington University IERES report (2021), the Centuria Order has already penetrated armies in Canada, France, Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

This sacred ideology refers to the “Prayer of the Ukrainian Nationalists,” written by Josef Mashchak in 1922. It is taught and recited in the Banderist youth camps. It is at the center of the ceremonies of the secret Centuria order, which the Banderists introduced into the NATO armies.

The war of the “Ukrainian Nationalists” against the Slavs has therefore just begun.

Thierry Meyssan

About Author:  Thierry Meyssan is a French journalist, conspiracy theorist, and political activist. He is the author of investigations into the extreme right-wing, particularly France’s National Front militias, as well as into the Catholic church.  He was the founder of The Voltaire Network, a Lebanon-based alternative media outlet with connections in South America and the Middle East. The organization was founded in 1994 as a left-wing think tank in support of free speech and secularism in France. It split in 2003 and was disbanded in 2007.

© 2022 Thierry 

This article is a follow-up to:

1. “Russia wants to force the US to respect the UN Charter,” January 4, 2022.
2. “Washington pursues RAND plan in Kazakhstan, then Transnistria,” January 11, 2022.
3. “Washington refuses to hear Russia and China,” January 18, 2022.
4. “Washington and London, deafened“, February 1, 2022.
5. “Washington and London try to preserve their domination over Europe“, February 8, 2022.
6. “Two interpretations of the Ukrainian affair”, 16 February 2022.
7. “Washington sounds the alarm, while its allies withdraw”, 22 February 2022.
8. “Russia declares war on the Straussians”, by Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network, 5 March 2022.
9. “A gang of drug addicts and neo-nazis”, 5 March 2022.
10 “Israel stunned by Ukrainian neo-Nazis”, 8 March 2022.
11. “Ukraine: the great manipulation”, March 22, 2022.
12. “The New World Order being prepared under the pretext of war in Ukraine“, 29 March 2022.
13. “The war propaganda changes its shape”, 5 April 2022.
14. “The alliance of MI6, the CIA and the Banderites“, 12 April 2022.
15. “The end of Western domination“, April 19, 2022.
16. “Ukraine: the Second World War never ended“, April 26, 2022.
17. “Washington hopes to restore its hyper-power through war in Ukraine” May 3, 2022.
18. “Canada and the Banderites“, 10 May 2022.
19. “New war brewing for post-defeat against Russia,” May 24, 2022.
20. “Ukrainian secret military programs“, May 31, 2022.
21. “Ukraine: misunderstandings, misunderstandings and misunderstandings“, 7 June 2022.
22. “Poland and Ukraine“, June 14, 2022,


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  1. Very good writer Thierry is, reading through some of the 22 links provided give very good understanding and education of what is really going on and the factual history of. I learned a few things didnt know before.
    I assume translated to English from French, the translations very clear unlike many Russian-English translations you read commenting from same side of the coin, which have confusing phrases and images lots of times. Maybe on purpose.

    • The French Communist Party followed me on Twitter and I gotta tell you Konehead they knew more about the Ukrainian war than anybody else in the West. Thierry’s work is a treasure trove for anyone wishing to know more than what they are getting from mainstream channels, and that includes places like the Duran and Scot Ritter, which is why we feature a Cuban war analyst. John Allen has done an excellent job with highlighting the background material, hopefully more than just you will take advantage of it.

  2. Interesting. Like Hitler Bandera has a philosophical and ideological mentors who are proficient in understanding and exploiting the pagan and possible occult roots of the movement. It’s also interesting that the Muslim Brotherhood is mention because Hillary Clinton’s close associate Huma Abedin had connection to the MB who were involved in the war in Kosovo which was supported by NATO like the present Ukrainian operation.

    • Just like Black Hand, Serbian Nationalist Pan-Slavist were paid by City of London to assasinate Archduke Ferdinand, aspirations of self-determination and true freedom is led to the slaughter, pitting brother against brother, to serve the dark undercurrent of slave empire, to fight their wars and weaken both their adversaries. A Greek Tragedy, serving Chevron -place name here.

    • Then sec of state Killary ulso “used”, supported, armed, and paid billions to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt plus Libya (besides Kosovo) Some of it quite public like the money paid to the Egyptian politicians.
      In Libya, it was mostly 250,000 AlQueda terrorist mercenaries Killary used, supported, armed, paid and provided the ships and transport to the fake “civil war” in Libya (was really and invasion of pure destruction by mostly NATO and USA while UN provided the ” air cover”) – MB supposedly non aligned with AlQueda but it all served same purpose and eventually serve same evil source.

    • The MB likes to say its just a Nationalist Movement concerned mainly with Egypt but then we find many of them involved with the International Caliphate not only in the ME but in far flung places like Kosovo and Bosnia.

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