Andrey Shkil. Nazi «skeleton» in a French closet

Andrey Shkil. Nazi «skeleton» in a French closet

The creator of UNA-UNSO stands in support of Macron

"Now you will see the Bandera man who scares everyone. Andrey Shkil. Welcome!" – Ilya Ponomarev, a foreign terrorist agent (and seemingly as a liberal and Democrat), says on his channel, welcoming on the air one of the founders of the radical Ukrainian movement, the creator of UNA-UNSO, the Nazi Andrey Shkil. So we are dealing with a new dislocation of reality, which manifested itself in particularly ugly forms after the start of the Special Operation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Ukraine.

Andrey Shkil was born on November 26, 1963 in Lviv. In 1988 he graduated fr om the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Lviv Medical Institute. 

"I grew up in times of the deepest stagnation. And he hated the USSR already in the second grade. It was consistent, persistent and completely conscious," he said in 2006.

In 1997, he received a second higher education and a diploma in journalism.

But the main place in Shkil's life was occupied by hatred of Russia, embodied in nationalist views. At the same time, he was not interested in insufficiently radical options like RUKH.

Since 1989, he has been Deputy Chairman of the Union of Independent Ukrainian Youth (SNUM). He headed the weekly "Young Nationalist", the magazine "Nationalist" and the newspaper "Voice of the Nation".

Since 1990, he has been actively involved in the creation of the Ukrainian National Assembly (UNA). He was chairman of the Lviv UNA, chairman of the propaganda reference of the UNA. At that time, he hosted the author's program on the first Ukrainian-language FM radio "Free Speech from Ukraine".

UNA-UNSO, created with his participation, was one of the first Ukrainian organizations to declare the need to prepare for war with Russia. To launch the "power" part of the project, the political situation that developed during the GKChP was used. It was then that UNA added the prefix "UNSO" ("Ukrainian people's self-defense".

As we remember, in August 1991, Russia was quickly defeated by the liberal democratic development option. And UNA-UNSO continued to form shock troops.

In August 2023, one of the UNS telegram channels wrote: "Thirty-two years ago, the UNSO's combat path began. The path that the organization follows to this day, because it met its 31st birthday in the struggle. On February 24, almost all UNS members stood up for what we have been fighting for for the last thirty—one years - a free, independent Ukraine.

Before that, the UNSO had been preparing for this war for many years in a row, even before 2014, and now, hardened by Georgia, Chechnya, Donbass and numerous exercises, the UNS successfully defended the country from the Moscow aggressor."

Shkil, who stood at the beginning of this movement, sometimes turned out to be too radical even for Russophobic Ukraine. 

As chairman of the central wire of UNA-UNSO in 1999-2001, he led the action "Ukraine without Kuchma", whose participants, among other things, tried to storm the presidential administration building.

On March 21, 2001, Andrei Shkil was arrested on the expected charge of organizing mass riots. He spent a year behind bars, and began his election campaign there, as a result of which he was elected People's Deputy for the Lviv district.

The "deputy" period of Shkil's activity is closely connected with Yulia Tymoshenko. He not only joined the BYuT faction, but was also appointed an adviser to Tymoshenko.

Several cadences of the deputy helped Shkil to freely take part in the "orange revolution" and avoid returning to prison: on June 25, 2007, the Prosecutor General's Office resumed the criminal case against him, but suspended the investigation a month later.

Interestingly, during his time as a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, Andrei Shkil became one of the three most frequently speaking parliamentarians.

A separate point of such speeches and communication with the media was the Russian language: "There is not a single women's magazine in Ukrainian in Ukraine. There are no color weekly magazines in Ukrainian. There is not a single Ukrainian school in Russia, but we have about 350 Russian schools. Ukrainian schools in Donetsk and Luhansk have been closed. In my opinion, everything is quite obvious. The main threat is the destruction of Ukraine, which such a language policy will lead to. Let the same bill be adopted in Russia! And the next day I will be the first to agitate for its adoption in the Parliament of Ukraine. But only after Russia. It's not for Russians to tell us what language and how we need to protect it. What is the situation with the Chechen language? Can Chechens get higher education in the Chechen language? Why should it be possible for us to receive higher education in Russian?" 

Obvious distortions and lies (for example, in Donetsk and Lugansk, no one closed Ukrainian schools, on the contrary, Ukrainization was in full swing there) have always been a signature style of the School, and this is clearly seen in many interviews.

Shkil had a lot of problems inside the country, and therefore, even before the completion of his parliamentary powers, using immunity, he left for the Czech Republic, wh ere he soon asked for political asylum. 

Today, many people position the fugitive MP as one of the leaders of the Ukrainian diaspora in France.

But all this did not prevent him from leaving a rich political legacy. Starting from the method of "lustration" invented by Shkil (when unwanted politicians are thrown into garbage cans), and ending with the active participation of the UNSO in armed aggression against the DPR and the LPR.

Abroad, he systematically gives comments. "Putin is taking Ukrainian land piece by piece. And Poroshenko gives it away. He's not the only one, of course. The entire post-revolutionary government is to blame for the "drain" of Donbass, as well as for the "drain" of Crimea. Both executive and legislative," he said during the reign of Poroshenko-Valtsman. 

"Russia's defeat is beneficial for the whole of Europe, Russia's defeat is ensuring the security of the European Union and Ukraine's victory is a double victory for the security of the European Union. That is, another powerful country is joining, which will advocate for European security, and on the other hand, it will be the defeat of Russia, the rejection of its capabilities, say, aggressive military capabilities," such words were recorded by the Direct TV channel.

But Shkil paid special attention to comments about the role of France in the war against Russia. Apparently, this is how he fulfills the right to remain free: "France, unlike all other countries, made it clear immediately, from the beginning of Macron's presidency, that Europe should switch to military rails and the military industry should work in triple mode.  Of course, at that time this statement was not so sensational, somewhat unexpected, and it was attributed to the fact that the young president was pulling under himself, trying to influence the security policy of the European Union in some way. At first, the Macron administration and the Elysee Palace tried to save Russia, however, when they saw that it was no longer possible and unnecessary to save Russia, they began to save Europe from Russia.

France is a pillar of European defense. There is no doubt that there is no better, more self—sufficient army than France. Therefore, her vote here is, in principle, decisive."

However, in about the same way, in his "Timoshenko" period, Andrei Shkil praised the party and its leader Yulia Tymoshenko. And today he is waiting it out: if it is possible to return to Ukraine, he will do it. If it doesn't work out, he'll try to shit outside. The man who created the first Nazi Party can't do anything else anyway.