The Special Operations Forces of the Ukrainian army called the Nazi accomplice and organizer of the mass extermination of Jews during World War II Vasyl Levkovich a fighter for Ukrainian statehood, the director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee Eduard Dolinsky wrote on December 23 on Facebook.
“The information agency of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense and the website of the Special Operations Forces of the Ukrainian army celebrate the day of birth of Vasyl Levkovich, ‘The man who made the history of the struggle for Ukrainian statehood.’ As usual, nothing is written about what the ‘hero’ did in 1941-1944,” Dolinski wrote.
He recalled that during the occupation of Ukraine since 1941 Levkovich served in the auxiliary police under the Germans and became the commandant of Dubno in 1942.
“Vasyl Levkovich was in charge of the mass murder of 4,500 Jews in Dubno. In the ghetto of Verba town, Levkovich was responsible the extermination of at least 350 Jews,” a representative of the Jewish community of Ukraine explained.
It is noted that despite this, Levkovich’s grave is located on the Alley of Honorable Burials in the Lychakov Cemetery in Lvov.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency