The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine introduced the initiative to the Parliament to recognize the legal status of the warriors of the UPA, said the Director of the Institute of national remembrance Volodymyr viatrovych. About it informs
"We're talking about the recognition of all those organizations that throughout the twentieth century fought for the independence of Ukraine, and the Ukrainian insurgent army," he said.
review of Viatrovych, this step Ukraine will pay tribute to " all Those who in the twentieth century with weapons in hand or in a non-violent method fought for the development of independent Ukraine ".
The Ukrainian insurgent army was created on 14 October 1942 by the decision of the management of the Organization of Ukrainian nationalists. The purpose of the UPA was proclaimed the struggle for independence of Ukraine - how from the Bolsheviks and the Germans. Either way, the leadership of the OUN recommended " not to resort to fighting with large German forces." In 1943, an agreement was reached between the representatives of the 3rd Reich and the OUN, the UPA will guard the railroad and bridges from Soviet partisans, to support the events of the German occupation authorities. Instead Germany promised to provide weapons and ammunition part of the UPA, and in case of victory of the Nazis over the Soviet Union to allow to make the Ukrainian state under the protectorate of Germany. Read more