Warsaw is ready to shut eyes to the law On the glorification of the OUN-UPA in the Ukraine, but take in the EU country Under the flag of Bandera will Not allow writes.
at 1st glance, the relationship between Ukraine and Poland have never been as strong as now, the magazine writes. Leader Bronislaw Komorowski during a recent visit to Kiev, said that Poland is Not a matter of political conditions, and our understanding of the historical processes that contribute to the view of Ukraine as an important partner and neighbor."
However, adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of the law On the recognition of OUN-UPA fighters for independence of Ukraine have disturbed ancient wounds " Volyn massacre ", according to the publication.
"Volyn massacre" - a mass destruction 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.
"Komorowski went to Kiev to lend a hand the Ukrainians, and got a knife in the back ", - said the leader of the democratic left Alliance, former Prime Minister of Poland Leszek Miller.
"Difficult to Express reconciliation and forgiveness, when Ukrainians revere bandits UPA and Bandera as a national hero. The adoption of some extremist actions in the present will lead to the adoption of other in the future, " said Szczepan Sekerka, the head of the Society to the victims of the crimes of Ukrainian nationalists (SUOZUN).
"in every country of Europe there were citizens who collaborated with the Nazis, but no modern European country declares them heroes," stressed Irina Wireduk, the Former Mayor of a town in Western Ukraine.
in her expressions, following the adoption by Parliament of the law On the glorification of the UPA relations with the poles became more strained." most of them ask the tough questions about this law. I don't understand why we need it, " said Wereduck.
The consensus on the issue seems even more distant, stresses the magazine. One of the authors of the law Volodymyr viatrovych ridiculed critics, saying that the involvement of the UPA in the extermination of poles and Jews - "one view that can for existence, "and that" for decades the Soviet imposition ".
along with this, according to experts, as long as Ukraine is in a state of decline, Warsaw is ready to close eyes to the act of the UPA.
"Ukraine is seeking its national identity, and We must try to understand it. At the same time We are obliged to tell the Ukrainians that we are concerned, " said Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Grzegorz Schetyna.
Former Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Pavel Koval believes that Polish politicians should Not be avoided the word "genocide" regarding the " Volyn massacre "." We have to push the Ukrainians to greater interest in resolving issues prior. Under the flag of Bandera Ukraine will never join the European Union, " he said.
"Ukrainian insurgent army" (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.
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 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