The Ukrainian Institute of National Memory issued a poster in honor of Leonid Stupnitsky, who participated in the massacre of Jews in Ukraine during the Nazi occupation, the director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee Eduard Dolinsky wrote on November 2 on Facebook.
As Dolinsky explained, a poster with Leonid Stupnitsky, presented as an “outstanding figure of the Ukrainian revolution,” can be obtained free of charge from the Institute or downloaded from the institution’s website.
“The former follower of Petliura is one of the leaders of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists’ [organization banned in Russia – Rossa Primavera News Agency] Hilfspolizei, the commandant of the auxiliary police school, the commander of the auxiliary police battalion, an accomplice to the mass murder of more than 25 thousand Jews in Rovno and many thousands of Poles,” Dolinsky explained.
He also noted that Stupnitsky during the occupation headed the department for distribution of property taken from the Jewish population in Rovno. After his death, he was promoted to the rank of general in the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (organization banned in Russia).
The Ukrainian Insurgent Army (organization banned in Russia) was formed during the Great Patriotic War as a fighting wing of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (organization banned in Russia). The army fought mainly against the Soviet troops, while collaborating with the Nazis.
In addition, the army was involved in the mass extermination of Jews and Poles, particularly the widely known as Volhynia massacre.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency