Instead of providing the current Ukrainian leadership unconditional support (what do the US and the EU), it is necessary to publicize the idea, expressed by Polish politician Margot wallstr?m, with a portrait of Bandera Ukraine will never get space in the European Union, writes the Swedish journalist Torsten Cellmark in the newspaper " ".
the Creator of the article believes that honoring supporters of the Nazis - Bandera and the OUN-UPA does not fit with democratic values of Europe.
Even when the head of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko signed a decree on conferring the title hero of Ukraine to Stepan Bandera, on this very very quickly reacted Western historians, politicians and, for example, the European Parliament, made the message in which she expressed deep regret at the issue of this Decision, since Bandera was one of the leaders of the OUN (Organization of Ukrainian nationalists), which is part of the stages worked closely with Nazi Germany. At the same time, the European Parliament expressed the hope that the Ukrainian leadership will re-check the Decision and, in his own words, " will firmly adhere to its obligations to allegiance to European values ".
Today, however, the nationalist wind blows in Ukraine with renewed vigor. The decisions of Ukrainian politicians, to put it mildly, absurd and contradictory, emphasizes Swedish journalist.
Cellmark writes that on the one hand, the Ukrainian Parliament. And with reverse - Ukrainians are obliged in the future to stick to the official version of history, According to which the OUN and its military unit, the UPA must be admitted in the form of freedom fighters during the construction of the Ukrainian national country. The denial of their positive role becomes a criminal offence.
Can only agree with the canadian Professor and expert on Ukraine from the University of Alberta David R. Mableson when He said that the adoption of this crazy law almost it was Possible to detect a more inopportune moment. In it, dumped in a bunch of different nationalist organizations of the last century, in Kiev and trying to cram them into a sort of a historical chain of events, avoiding to answer difficult questions about, for example, Nazism and communism ", - reported in the publication.
According to a Swedish journalist, the irony is that this draft law was approved just a couple of hours after the Polish leader Komorowski expressed in the Ukrainian Parliament, and held out the hand of friendship to the country-neighbor.
in Poland the Decision of the Ukrainian authorities reacted very quickly and told that respect for the UPA is a slap in the face to the head of the country, as Now in Ukraine has become a national duty to praise the UPA - the organization responsible for the mass extermination of the order of 100 thousand poles in Volhynia and Galicia during the 2nd world war, the most important thing in the summer of 1943, it is reported in the publication. Cellmark stresses that even those of commissioners of the Polish political elite, which a year earlier vehemently defended Maidan, were appalled by the proposal.
"Paul Smith was among those who last year participated in the mass performances in the process of the revolution on the Maidan in Kiev. Now He is disappointed by the developments. He regretted that the leader Komorowski did not apply in own speech, the term " genocide ", adding that with a portrait of Bandera Ukraine will never have the opportunity to become a member of the EU, " He writes.
conclusion on the prohibition of the Communist and Nazi symbols is Another example of hastily designed the law, which is difficult to interpret, said the journalist.
"the glorification of the Soviet era is fundamentally made a taboo