Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ukraine: Parliament recognizes militia that collaborated with the Nazis

The  Jerusalem Poss reports:
Ukraine’s parliament has extended official recognition to a nationalist militia that collaborated with the Germans during the Second World War.

According to a bill passed on Thursday, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, an ultra-nationalist faction that sought to establish an independent Ukrainian state, would be eligible for official government commemoration.

While the group, an offshoot of the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists, engaged in warfare against both the Soviet Union and the Nazis, it also collaborated with Germany and took part in actions against local Jews.  More.

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