Ukraine’s President Poroshenko Proclaims Day of Fascist Group’s Founding as National Holiday


Ukrainian Parliament’s Debate on Glorifying World War II Hitlerist Nationalists Ends in Disarray

But “Centrist” President Poroshenko Proclaims Day of Fascist Group’s Founding as National Holiday

Mainstream Western Media Mostly Ignores the News (but see: Sunday Times)

In a September tweet, Ukraine’s president said UPA fighters were an “example of heroism.” It was a prelude to the scheduled Oct. 14th debate in parliament on declaring Hitler’s executioners in Ukraine to be “freedom fighters.” When violence broke out on the 14th outside the national parliament, the Western media, including the BBC, whitewashed the Hitler-era Holocaust perpetrators being glorified by Ukraine’s nationalist leaders.

But the UPA,  OUN and the Banderists were pro-Nazi, racist, antisemitic militias infamous for mass murders of civilians during the Holocaust.  See: Yad  Vashem.  Yitzhak Arad.  John-Paul Himka.  Grzegorz Rossolinski-Liebe.  Per Anders Rudling.

Presumably, nobody forced Ukraine’s president in 2014 to tweet on “that matter of history” from over 70 years ago? He came out with even worse at a press conference, before going on to proclaim a national independence holiday based on the fascist UPA’s sacred date.

RELATED COVERAGE:  Foreign PolicyGuardianInternational Business Times, London Jewish ChronicleThe Nation (II), NBC NewsTelegraph, The HillWashington PostZDF


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