With special honors in Lviv buried accomplice of the Nazis, With 90 years headed the urban society of veterans of the SS volunteer division " Galician ".
"Eugene Kozik was convicted in the USSR soon after the end of the great Patriotic war. For collaboration With Nazi occupiers he got fifteen years in the camps. And the Ukrainian nationalists believe Kucica fighter for the independence of the country and a victim of the Soviet regime, ? reports NTV.
at a farewell ceremony came former SS and national elected officials. The honor guard, uniformed division punishers, gave the coffin gun salute. The organization of Ukrainian nationalists (OUN) ? the far-right political Organization that operated mostly within Western Ukraine. In 1943, the OUN was organized by the Ukrainian insurgent army** (UPA*). With a strong support of the OUN was staffed by the SS division " Galicia ". According to the research, members of the OUN-UPA was forcibly deprived of life of Over a million people, And among them in the process of "Volyn massacre" about 200 thousand Poles. As reported by the print edition OPINION, 12 March 1944, the joint punitive RAID by the terrorists of the UPA and the 4th police regiment of the SS division "Galicia" in Polish village Paltrow after "sorting" of local residents by nationality machine-gunned 365 people (mostly ? women and children). Polish "Khatyn" was also Guta benacka, erased From the face of the earth 28 February 1944 "warriors" of the 2nd battalion of the 4th regiment of the SS volunteer division " Galician ". Town was completely burned, leaving only the stone foundations of the Church and school), And from 1 thousand of Its inhabitants were saved 50 people (more than five hundred villagers burned alive).
* 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"