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Thursday, 26 November 2009

Bill Introduced in Ukrainian Rada Equating UPA Collaborators with the Veterans of the Great Patriotic War

Polish civilians murdered in Volhynia by UPA collaborators. These racists also murdered Jews, Russians, Magyars, Roma (Gypsies) and Carpatho-Russians… a truly nice lot, weren’t they? All decent people condemn such filth… reflect well on the fact that some “conservative” factions in the USA support such nasty sorts.

A bill equating the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) (the militia of the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists) to veterans of the Great Patriotic War, was introduced in the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, Ukrainskaya Pravda (Ukrainian Truth) wrote. The bill’s sponsors are some members of the Yuliya Timoshenko Bloc. The bill asks the state to recognise the UPA, which supposedly led a national liberation struggle, as a legitimate belligerent in World War II. Today, the view of the UPA’s role in World War II is unclear in the Ukraine. A minority, mainly in the western regions, say that it was heroic and fought for independence, but, the majority of the population, in the eastern and southern Ukraine, say they were nothing but collaborators of the Fascists. In October 2007, Ukrainian President Yushchenko issued a decree celebrating the 65th anniversary of the creation of the UPA. His presidential decree awarded the title Hero of Ukraine to the leader of the UPA, SS-Hauptsturmführer Roman Shukhevych.

25 November 2009

Voice of Russia World Service



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