Dozens of memorial plaques honoring militants of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UIA) (organization banned in Russia) responsible for punitive actions against the Poles during the Great Patriotic War [WWII] will be installed in Ternopol region of Ukraine, UNIAN Ukrainian news agency reported on October 11. The plaques will be installed as a part of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the UIA (organization banned in Russia). Local authorities also plan to install a memorial plaque commemorating those who took part in the “anti-terrorist operation” (punitive operation against residents of Donbass – Editor’s note) (ATO) “fighting for Ukrainian independence”.
In 2014, military junta came to power in Ukraine as a result of a coup. The new government has consistently pursued a policy of de-Sovietization and glorification of Ukrainian nationalists.
A large monument commemorating the fallen ATO fighters was installed in the city of Krivoy Rog, Ukraine, in 2016. A monument commemorating Heaven’s Hundred “Heroes” (killed during Euromaidan events of 2013-2014 presumably by the organizers of the Euromaidan – translator’s note) was erected in the village of Baksha, Savranskiy district of the Odessa region, Ukraine. In Kiev, streets are renamed after ATO fighters who died in Donbass.
During the same year, the graves of Sidor Kovpak (awarded Hero of the Soviet Union title twice, prominent Soviet partisan leader in the years of the Great Patriotic War, Soviet military and political figure), and Grigory Kotovsky [Soviet military and political figure], participant of the Russian Civil War, were desecrated.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency