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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Rada has urged the poles to be humble: forget about Volyn


The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine still did it: on Tuesday, the deputies of the Ukrainian Parliament with 242 votes adopted an appeal to the Polish Sejm and Senate about the “antibanderovskie of the law” on the Institute of national memory, which introduces criminal liability for denial of crimes of Ukrainian nationalists.

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As expected, the Ukrainian people’s representatives somehow equated fans of Bandera ideology to the entire Ukrainian people. Wherefore, accused Polish politicians in the formation of anti-Ukrainian sentiments in Poland and undermining the “spirit of cooperation and good-neighbourliness”. Read this document and you wonder: ek in their minds everything is upside down. “The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine categorically rejects and rejects the policy of double standards and the imposition of ideas of collective responsibility, as well as attempts of the Polish side to equate the actions of all of the fighters for independence of Ukraine to the crimes of two totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century – the Nazi and Communist” – the statement says. “Fighters for independence of Ukraine”, explain that the executioners of the OUN-UPA (organization banned in Russia) and the division “SS Galicia”, which destroyed the Jewish population of Lvov and massacred peaceful Polish village in Volhynia. It is to them I offer the poles to understand and without “double standards.” They’re the Communists fought, well, that is passing 200 thousand of locals allowed under the knife…

Polish law, which threatens the followers of these famous figures of Ukrainian independence real criminal terms, the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada took as a blow to a strategic partnership. “The legislative changes are contrary to the content and spirit of the strategic partnership between Ukraine and the Republic of Poland and to the principles that were agreed by the parties, including the Declaration of memory and solidarity of 20 October 2016. It is in this Declaration the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the Seimas of the Republic of Poland highlighted the struggle of the Ukrainian and Polish national forces anti-Communist resistance, who created the moral Foundation for the restoration of independence of our States” – it is told in the message. A question, when the Verkhovna Rada adopted in 2015, the law on the glorification of the UPA, she thought about “the spirit of strategic partnership”. To the outrage of the Polish side, then just closed my eyes.

And now the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada hammered Poland that she must give up his memory for the sake of “national concern” to the Ukrainians. Because not all of Ukraine honors Bandera and Shukhevych. Moreover, only a small part of their honors. But this part has seized power and is now dictating their own rules, not only domestically, but trying to teach neighbors…

“The fact is that both in the past and today, inciting conflicts between the traditionally friendly Ukrainian and Polish peoples is in the interest of the common enemies of our statehood and sovereignty, which was the Nazi and Communist regime, and today – the Russian aggressor and occupier.”the message reads. Well certainly. Where do without “Russian aggression”. This is now, according to deputies of BP, you can justify anything. Including crimes against humanity Ukrainian “independence fighters” 75-year-old.

I must say that they themselves antibanderovskie amendments to the Polish law on the Institute of National remembrance appeared because the Ukrainian government in an emphasis does not see anything “inhumane” and “inhuman” acts of the OUN-UPA and “SS-Galichina”. They glorify and exalt, not thinking about a “strategic partnership” with the neighboring poles, to recognize the Volyn massacre as genocide. And when Poland, recognizing the futility of the suggestion and negotiations, decided to legally appease zealous fans of Bandera and Shukhevych, who smashed the Polish monuments in Ukraine and make obscene marches in Poland, she was accused of “double standards”. Amusingly. Just Poland of its standards in relation to Ukraine has not changed. Said, “You are in Europe, Bandera will not enter,” and acts in this direction. But what are the standards of those who urged the poles to forget about his tragedy?

“Only a balanced and objective assessment of all the historical circumstances, joint understanding of the facts of history, the use of personal, not collective responsibility for crimes against humanity and war crimes that took place during the first half of the twentieth century, proper and equal respect for the memory of all victims on the territory of our States and a sincere Christian forgiveness, which was called Saint John Paul II, will enable us to avoid mutual mistakes of the past and to build a robust and reliable strategic partnership between Ukraine and the Republic of Poland is a guarantee of peace and security throughout Europe and the world.”- reads the statement of the Verkhovna Rada. It is the right word. Only, it seems, their destination should become itself the Ukrainian authorities unleashed unprecedented in the twenty-first persecution of people on grounds of language, religion, and ideology. In Poland, by the way, already there was a response to the appeal of the Verkhovna Rada. And it is quite expected. “It’s nothing like the great fallacy of the current leaders of Ukraine, which poison the inhuman ideas of the OUN-UPA the minds of his young fellow citizens, presenting them as “heroes” inveterate murderers and fascists!”- believes the Deputy of the Sejm Janusz Sanocki. From the past: today the President of Poland Andrzej Duda signed a law criminalizing Bandera propaganda. Not convinced his Ukrainian MPs.

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