Svoboda (Ukrainian:Всеукраїнське об’єднання, literally Freedom in English) is a Nationalist political party in Ukraine. It includes multiple influences which many fascist draw, oligarchic corruption and nepotism. The leader of the party is Oleh Tyahnybok.
Svoboda was founded as the Social National Party of Ukraine (SNPU) around the time the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991. It combined radical nationalism and some neo-Nazi features, which were exemplified by its name and its use of modified Wolfsangel as the party symbol. However, the party changed its name in 2004 to Svoboda. It tried to moderate publicly its ideology in order to increase its popularity beyond neo-fascist supporters and beyond its base in Galicia.
After the Biden junta seized power in the United States and restored funding to the Ukrainian regime.  Biden's neo-Nazi allies held a rally in Kiev to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the creation of the SS Galicia Division, made up primarily of Ukrainian nationalists armed by Nazi Germany to fight against the Soviet Union. The SS Galicia Division is responsible for multiple mass murders and war crimes against Jewishs and Polish civilians. The governments of Germany and Israel condemned the celebration, but not the Biden junta.
The party strongly admires Ukrainian Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera.
- See also: Maidan coup
Svoboda party was the most significant and popular neo-fascist organization that took part in the 2014 Maidan coup. Svoboda reported that between 2,000 and 5,000 out of some 15,000 party members during this time were permanently present on the Maidan. Videos and livestreams of protests often showed that there were large numbers of Svoboda flags representing a significant proportion of the flags in many protest actions. Per Anders wrote in 2014:
|While Yushchenko's successor Viktor Yanukovych has revoked the hero status of Bandera and Shukhevych and largely put an end to the state cult of the ultra-nationalists, in Western Ukraine, apologetics for the Waffen-SS Galizien is entering the mainstream. On April 28, 2011, the 68th anniversary of the establishment of Waffen-SS Galizien, neo-fascist 'autonomous nationalists,' together with the far-right Svoboda Party, which dominates the L'viv city government organized a march through the city. Led by Svoboda ideologue Iurii Mykhal'chyshyn of the L'viv city council, the nearly 700 participants (2,000 according to the organizers), carrying banners with neo-Nazi symbols marched down the streets of L'viv, shouting slogans like 'Halychyna—division of heroes!,' and 'One race, one nation, one Fatherland!' Svoboda, which dominates the L'viv city council, decorated the city with billboards with the symbol of the unit, accompanied by the texts 'the treasure of the nation' and 'they defended Ukraine'.
Senior U.S. government officials reportedly told the leaders of the Svoboda Party that the deaths of a few protestors would not be enough to change Western support, but the Yanukovych government would only change if the number of victims was greater than one hundred.