In the biography of the commander in chief of the UPA Roman Shukhevych it is not important that he wore a Nazi uniform, and that he took it off and became the founder of the army, who fought with the armed forces and security structures, «the two most disgusting regimes of the twentieth century,» said political commentator Vitaly Portnikov in an interview with the newspaper «Hadashot».
«This is an important example of our nation who find themselves face to face with the enemy Shukhevych decades after his heroic death,» he said.
The writer said that Shukhevych never betrayed Ukraine.
«Ukraine was betrayed by the KGB of Ukrainian origin, that is why we refuse to have streets named in their honor,» he said.
Portnikov added that his grandfather in 1939 was the occupation by Soviet troops in Lviv, and before that took part in the Finnish war, however, he sympathizes with the forces against which he fought his ancestor.
«I always sympathized with the Polish army defending the lions from the Soviet invaders, and have always considered Finnish war of shame, being on the side of the soldiers of Marshal Mannerheim who fought with my grandfather. And always understood that USSR became an ally of Western democracies – after Hitler’s attack, and if this hadn’t happened, we would have stayed on the other side of the fence. I remember that the Soviet Union is a country doomed millions of Jews in death by his Alliance with Hitler, and want all the children of the Soviet soldiers also do not forget about it», – he concluded.
On 23 August 1939 in Moscow signed a non-aggression agreement between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.
The agreement was signed by foreign Minister of Germany Joachim von Ribbentrop and the Chairman of the Council of people’s Commissars, people’s Commissar of foreign Affairs of the USSR Vyacheslav Molotov. The names of the signatories to the Treaty known as the Molotov – Ribbentrop Pact.
The agreement had a secret Annex, providing for the distribution of spheres of mutual interests of both countries in Eastern Europe, according to which the Baltic States were ceded to the Soviet Union and Poland – Germany. After the German attack on the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, he, like the rest of the Soviet-German treaties no longer in force.
On the anniversary of the signing of the Molotov – Ribbentrop Pact in the EU countries remember the victims of Stalinism and Nazism.
Portnikov: the Soviet Union is a country doomed millions of Jews in death by his Alliance with Hitler 26.02.2018