July 22, 2015
Translated from Polish by J.Hawk
The worsening political situation in Western Ukraine and the danger of neo-Banderite formations which are fighting near the Polish-Ukrainian border and which pose the danger of infiltration into Poland have prompted a group of Polish patriots to begin field patrols in order to observe the border area. They are using all-terrain vehicles to traverse the difficult and roadless terrain of Bieszczady Mountains, and conducting monitoring directly on the border. The patrols are bearing national patriotic insignia, including emblems with the slogan “We Remember Volhyn”. They have even been seen carrying the Novorossia flag familiar to every Ukrainian, which unambiguously signals to the neo-Banderites are as “welcome” on Polish soil as they are on the insurgent Donbass.
The first patrol observed Polish Border Guard’s significant reinforcement of its border presence, including backing up regular patrols with special operations units and regular helicopter surveillance. Border Guard also displayed high morale and motivation, as well as awareness of who really threatens Poland’s borders.
The Bieszczady border with Ukraine is long and vulnerable to infiltration. Polish patriots declared their willingness to deploy additional patrols and, should the situation in Ukraine take a negative turn, to begin a regular observation mission.
J.Hawk’s Comment: Yup, that’s a Novorossia flag, and the “arm and sword” insignia on the t-shirt pictured on the photo above indicates the wearer is a member of the ONR, or the National-Radical Camp. Considering ONR’s politics, the fact its members are sporting Novorossia flags (NOVOROSSIA FLAGS, KARL!) suggests something has snapped on the Polish political scene. It was an inevitable consequence of the neo-Banderite revival in Ukraine, because even those Poles who don’t particularly care for Russia (ONR certainly doesn’t) tend to view the prospect of a Banderostan on Poland’s border as the far greater evil.
Looking back at the events of the last few days, who even a month ago would have predicted that both Ukraine’s Right Sector and Poland’s ONR (whose politics are not all that different but who can’t stand another) would suddenly heart Novorossia in the same week?