Polish and Israeli ambassadors to Ukraine express disapproval of new memorial

04.06.2019, Kiev.

A negative reaction by the ambassadors from Poland and Israel to Ukraine followed the opening ceremony of a memorial to Roman Shukhevich, the leader of Ukrainian Insurgent Army (organization banned in Russia), in Ivano-Frankovsk, the press service of the Polish embassy in Kiev reports on June 3.

The diplomats addressed the Ivano-Frankovsk mayor with an open letter, in which they expressed their protest against the opening of the new memorial, reminding the mayor that people who suffered from Roman Shukhevich’s tyranny still live in Ukraine as well as in Poland and Israel.

In May this year, an opening ceremony for a memorial to Roman Shukhevich, the leader of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (organization banned in Russia), took place on the anniversary of the organization being granted status of “fighters for the independence” of Ukraine. Moscow urged the public to remember the atrocities committed by the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists ― Ukrainian Insurgent Army (organization banned in Russia) during and after World War Two, for example “the Volyn massacre,” the mass murder of Polish civilians in 1943 committed by the Ukrainian nationalists in Volyn, which was part of Poland until September 1939. Researchers estimate the total number of victims of the tragedy to be between 36 thousand to 100 thousand.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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