The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law On the recognition of OUN-UPA (Organization of Ukrainian nationalists – Ukrainian insurgent army) freedom fighters.
"Returned with a signature from the President (15 may 2015) ", - is informed in the report of the Ukrainian Parliament, RIA " Novosti "." The Ukrainian insurgent army* "the UPA (*) was formed in October 1942 as the military wing of the organization of Ukrainian nationalists" (OUN), its purpose was proclaimed the struggle for independence of Ukraine. The UPA acted mostly in Western Ukraine and fought against the Soviet troops, cooperating with the Nazis.
Field of the end of world war II she continued to struggle against the Soviets extremist methods - injured soldiers of the UPA has been Authorized by the intelligentsia and local authorities, Komsomol and party activists. Fifteen may, Poroshenko signed a law On decommunization which ban Soviet symbols, recognise the illegal Communist regime, recognize the UPA as fighters for independence of the country, and the Great Patriotic war, the date the order only be called the Second world. Poroshenko said that " in the near future in Parliament will be filed a bill aimed at improving the rules on liability for an offence under the law On the status of fighters for Ukraine's independence in the twentieth century." The bill, initiated by the President, it is proposed to deal with conflicts that are able to be used to abuse the law, violations of the rights and freedoms of man and citizen, for example, in terms of freedom of scientific research and international cooperation and dialogue ", - is informed in the report. In April, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted the law On the recognition of OUN-UPA fighters for independence of Ukraine and provided the right of its present social guarantees. At the same time, the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada voted for the adoption of legislation about the condemnation of the Communist regime in Ukraine. April 30 elected officials have sent a draft law to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
* Organization, relative to which a court has adopted the legally effective conclusion Of destruction or prohibition of the activities on the grounds stipulated by the Federal law "On countering extremist activity"