Mi Field Marshall
- Jun 18, 2019
All I expect is, they should be sensitive about painting some sh1t on the equipment donated by some countries.Although I agree with you, that it is politically unwise for Ukraine to use symbols from the Nazi era, strictly speaking, the Balkenkreuz is not a Nazi symbol, unlike the swastika and SS runes (and some other rather specific symbols). Even in Germany, where the interpretation of such symbols is very strict, the Balkenkreuz is not considered a forbidden symbol.
Let's say, the symbols of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps are not banned in all over the world, but the Americans would go mad if the Ukrainians painted it on Strykers or Bradleys.
Likewise, the British would go mad if the Ukrainians painted IRA symbols on Challengers or AS90s.
Following this logic, Polish people are not comfortable with the Ukrainians painting symbols from the Nazi era on the equipment donated by Poland. Very few people would care if that equipment was German.
It's a purely self-damaging behaviour that fuels an anti-Ukrainian sentiment in Poland and it's used by anti-Ukrainian politicians.