Birthday of Nazi-collaborator Konovalets to be officially observed, funded by bankrupt Ukraine

From Fort Russ
November 26, 2015 –
PolitNavigator
Translated for Fort Russ by J. Arnoldski

“Ukraine will celebrate the anniversary of Hitler’s ally on a state level”
The Verkhovna Rada has adopted a decision to celebrate on a state level the 125th birthday of the founder of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, Evgeniy Konovalets
The corresponding resolution was supported by 235 deputies and was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament today. 
In the document, Konovalets was named an “outstanding Ukrainian” and the question of how to ceremonially celebrate his birthday was addressed.
The National Bank and Ukrainian postal service have been requested to release commemorative coins and stamps for his birthday.
In addition, the cabinet was advised to contact the Dutch embassy regarding the issue of the reburial of the body of Konovalets
Let us recall that in 1918 he led the repression of Kiev workers who rebelled against the Central Rada and in 1928 he headed the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists which after the ascent of the Nazis to power committed itself to a course of cooperation with Hitler’s Germany.
“Time has tested our friendship and cooperation with Germans and has demonstrated that, despite numerous temptations to come to terms with the Poles, we have chosen the only correct orientation,” Konovalets wrote to Sheptitsky of the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church.
In May, 1938 Konovalets was killed at the hands of the famous Soviet intelligence officer, Pavel Sudoplatov, in Rotterdam where he was has been buried. 
We note that just the other day Ukraine was among four countries who voted against the UN resolution on the inadmissibility of glorifying Nazism. In addition to Ukraine, Canada, the Republic of Palau, and the US opposed the resolution. 

Ukrainian parliament defines OUN-UPA as independence fighters

Posted on Voice of Sevastopol, April 9, 2015

Ukrainian nationalists march in Kiev

Ukrainian nationalists march in Kiev

KIEV, April 9. /TASS/. Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, acknowledged on Thursday that the activity of OUN-UPA (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists – Ukrainian Insurgent Army) was the fight for the country’s independence.

In the second reading on Thursday, the lawmakers adopted a law on the legal status and honoring the memory of participants of the fight for Ukraine’s independence in the 20th century.

A total of 271 lawmakers voted in favor of the decision, above the required minimum of 226 votes.

“The law envisages that the state recognizes the fight for Ukraine’s independence in the 20th century and defines a legal status of the participants for the fight for Ukraine’s independence in the 20th century,” an explanatory note to the document reads.

The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) is an ultra-right political organization in western Ukraine in the 1930’s-50’s of the last century. To reach the goal of establishing Ukraine as an independent state, it used extremist means, including terrorist attacks.

The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists during World War II worked for German intelligence. In 1943, OUN organized the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), forming the backbone of the SS Division Galicia. OUN-UPA militants killed at least a million people, including almost 200 thousand Poles.

During President Viktor Yushchenko’s office term in 2005 an attempt was undertaken in Ukraine to reconcile the OUN-UPA veterans with veterans of the Soviet army. However, according to public opinion polls, the majority of Ukrainians were ready to support reconciliation of the veterans of the Soviet and German armies, rather than veterans of OUN-UPA and the Red Army.

In 2010, Yushchenko issued a decree on awarding posthumously the title of Hero of Ukraine to Stepan Bandera (OUN active figure since 1929, since 1940 — head of the OUN faction).

Members of the European parliament then officially expressed regret over this fact and urged the then-newly-elected President Viktor Yanukovych to revise Yushchenko’s decisions. A year later, by a decision of the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine, this decree was finally declared illegal. Polish media previously claimed that the glorification of Ukrainian nationalists and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, as well as President Petro Poroshenko’s decision to move the February 23 army holiday celebration to the date of the UPA formation testify to the fact that the cult of nationalism in Ukraine has penetrated into the power structures of the highest level.

Source

 http://en.voicesevas.ru/news/4134-ukrainian-parliament-defines-wwii-nationalist-insurgent-army-as-independence-fighters.html