Kiev City Council approved the bill “On announcing 2017 as the year of the Ukrainian revolution and Ukrainian Insurgent Army (organization banned in Russia – Rossa Primavera News Agency) in the city of Kiev” on 27th of April, says the official City Council’s site.
The bill includes a search for memorable places linked with Ukrainian revolution and with the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN, organization banned in Russia), a celebration of centennial of Ukrainian revolution and the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the UIA (organization banned in Russia). Cultural, scientific, and educational events will be organized, research-to-practice conferences will be held together with exhibitions during the celebration.
“The Ukrainians’ historical experience of struggle against occupants is very valuable in such conditions when the Ukrainian nation confronts the Russian aggressor with lethal force. The spread of true information about the Ukrainian national-liberation movement in the 20th century is very important for consolidating the Ukrainian nation, for saving its sovereignty and national identity”, said the bill’s author Yuri Sirotyuk, a member of parliament.
The Ukrainian Insurgent Army (organization banned in Russia) also known as “the Bandera Nazi movement” was the armed wing of the Ukrainian nationalists in the 1940s. The UIA (organization banned in Russia) fought against Soviet guerrillas in the Western Ukraine during the Great Patriotic War. Bandera militants killed civilians of Polish origin and other “aliens” in controlled areas. The UIA (organization banned in Russia) units went underground after the Hitlerites were driven from the territory of the USSR, and it turned to terror by killing communists and “aliens” from among locals.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency