Publishing in Politico doesn't make you NSDAP
But it sure helps. From Politico:
This history is complicated because fighting against the USSR at the time didn’t necessarily make you a Nazi, just someone who had an excruciating choice over which of these two terror regimes to resist.
Let me put it this way. The Nazi plan for Ukraine, overseen by Heinrich Himmler, was to kill off the vast majority of the locals and send the rest to labor camps while Ukraine became the new German homeland. If you were "fighting against the USSR at the time," you were hoping to be granted the status of honorary German (in order to, you know, survive), and therefore you were either a Nazi or you were working with them. No amount of "but the Soviet Union was bad too" is going to change historical fact.
Oh but it's so complicated! Meanwhile, as Alex Christoforou tells us, the history of Ukraine is extremely simple for the collective West. Russia invaded, and Ukraine must resist. Don't worry about the extraordinary amount of forgetting it takes to arrive at such a conclusion. We must prop up Justin Trudeau at all costs!
Or, of course, there's the explanation we get from Matt Taibbi:
The Politico Europe editor approving it was either high on glue, or finally decided yesterday to come to work in his secret Schutzstaffel uniform. No other explanation fits.