Residence of the Ambassador of Ukraine in Poland has sent a note of protest to the Polish foreign Ministry in connection With the act of vandalism against the monument to Ukrainian insurgent army soldiers on burial sites in the village of Werchrata.
"Yes, such an event took place. Residence of the Ambassador had already sent a note on this issue in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Poland " – quoted by the news Agency Ukrainian Ambassador to Poland Andrei Deshchitsa.
remember, on Sunday, a member of the nationalist organization "camping great Poland," David Gujar posted in the Internet video, which shows how 2 people with the tools, destroyed the Monument to soldiers of the UPA*. In the signature to video it is specified that " a group of Polish patriots... decided on their own to combat the glorification of the UPA in Poland." The monument was erected on the burial sites in the village of Werchrata in 1993 on the grave of 13 soldiers of the UPA. Banned in Russia Ukrainian insurgent army* was created in 1943 by the Organization of Ukrainian nationalists (OUN*) – far-right political group, which operated mostly within Western Ukraine. To achieve this purpose, – the creation of the independent Ukrainian country – OUN focused on the use of extremist means and among them terrorist acts. During the Second world war, the OUN in cooperation With German intelligence agencies began the struggle against Soviet power. From February 1943, Ukrainian nationalists began a campaign for the elimination of the Polish inhabitants of Volhynia. The climax of the punitive operation has reached eleven July 1943, when units of the OUN-UPA attacked about 100 Polish towns. The victims were about 100 thousand people, mainly women, children and the elderly. These events went down in history as the Volyn massacre. The Polish Sejm on 22 July this year decided to consider the evils of the OUN-UPA against the poles in Volhynia in 1943-1944 genocide. The Polish Parliament established eleven Jul National remembrance day of the poles – of the victims of the genocide committed by OUN-UPA. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on 8 September adopted a retaliatory decree, which condemned the decision of the Sejm of Poland, calling it politically and legally incorrect.
* Organization, regarding which the court accepted entered into legal force of the conclusion About destruction or prohibition of activity on the grounds stipulated by the Federal law "On countering extremist activity"