Polish authorities restored the monument to nationalist militants from the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN, organization banned in Russia) and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA, organization banned in Russia) on the territory of Poland, as Pressinform agency journalist Oleg Khavych wrote on Facebook on October 11.
The journalist published a photo of the monument and wrote that the Polish leader Andrzej Duda fulfilled the demand of Ukrainian president Vladimir Zelensky. The leader of the Ukrainian state demanded to restore the monument to nationalists in a telephone conversation on September 11.
“Polish President Andrzej Duda fulfilled Ukrainian Nazis’ demand: the grave of UPA [organization banned in Russia] fighters on Mount Monaster in Polish Carpathians was restored at Polish state budget’s expense,” wrote Oleg Khavych.
The journalist pointed out that the plaque reflected only part of the historical truth that the militants were killed in combat with the NKVD squad. There is no information that the nationalists had massacred the Poles and Lemkos Rusyns before that.
“Now Duda has only to do the Nazi salute in Kiev,” stressed Khavych.
Zelensky delivered an ultimatum to the Polish president on the restoration of the monument to the nationalists in a telephone conversation on September 11, 2020. Duda agreed to fulfil Ukraine’s requirements within a month, by the time of his visit to Ukraine.
Ukrainian nationalists are known for their participation in the Volyn massacre. The mentioned group of nationalists stopped the train on the Belzec-Ravva-Ruska road and killed more than 70 civilians of Polish nationality, 33 of whom were women.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency