The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in a telephone conversation with President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski has promised to amend the legislation On legal status, and honoring the memory of participants of fight for independence of Ukraine in the twentieth century ", according to the Polish press Agency referring to the Advisor to the President of Poland Jaromir Sokolowski.
The Ukrainian Parliament on April 9 passed the law "On legal status, and honoring the memory of participants of fight for independence of Ukraine in the twentieth century" and gave the right of its present social guarantees. Accepted legislative act Happy, for example, have provided organizations of the OUN-UPA status of fighters for Ukraine's independence.
"the head of Ukraine said that in the near future will bring to Parliament a bill whose purpose will be the change in the provisions concerning liability for an offence under the law On the status of fighters for Ukraine's independence in the twentieth century," said Sokolowski.
"Ukrainian insurgent army" (UPA) was completed 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.
Glorification of the UPA and its leaders Stepan Bandera and Roman Shukhevych - has led to criticism from many veterans and politicians, accusing Bandera in cooperation with the Nazis. For example, the public campaigning not to forget the atrocities Of the fighters of the OUN-UPA during and After the war, for example About "Volyn massacre" - massive liquidation in 1943 Ukrainian nationalists Polish civilians in Volhynia, until September 1939 were mostly from Poland. According to researchers, the total number of victims ranges from 36 thousand to 100 thousand people.
The Supreme court of the Russian Federation in November 2014 was included in the list of extremist organizations "Right sector" Ukrainian national Assembly - Ukrainian national self-defense "(UNA-UNSO), the Ukrainian Organization "Brotherhood" and "Trident behalf of Stepan Bandera and the Ukrainian insurgent army" (UPA). Full list of banned extremist organizations on the Internet office of