Friends, as more information seeps out regarding the ultra-nationalist groups who are ensconced in the Kiev's ruling party and their military, those who are deeply concerned are speaking out. It's about time. And it's time for Washington to acknowledge what type of government and military they are supporting with our tax dollars.
Ukrainian parliament recognizes militia that collaborated with Nazis
By Sam Sokol, The Jerusalem Post, April 13, 2015
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has condemned Ukraine’s recognition of the group as well as a second bill that equated communist and Nazi crimes. Seventy years after the end of the Holocaust, Ukraine’s parliament has extended official recognition to a nationalist militia that collaborated with the Germans during the Second World War.
According to a bill passed on Thursday [April 9], the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, an ultra-nationalist faction that sought to establish an independent Ukrainian state, would be eligible for official government commemoration, according to the Kiev Post.
While the group, an offshoot of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, engaged in warfare against both the Soviet Union and the Nazis, it also collaborated with Germany and took part in actions against local Jews.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned Ukraine’s recognition of the group as well as a second bill that equated Communist and Nazi crimes.