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21 May, 2022 06:34

Volhynia. No statute of limitations

The Volhynia Massacres saw the mass murder of Poles by Ukrainian nationalists in 1943. They chopped off heads with axes, nailed people to trees, and ripped out tongues. During World War II, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and Ukrainian Insurgent Army killed more than 100,000 Poles as part of ethnic cleansing. The massacres in Volhynia were led by Stepan Bandera, head of OUN (the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists), and Roman Shukhevich, who oversaw the murders. Ukrainians praised Stepan Bandera, named him a national hero and erected statues. In 2013, several members of the Ukrainian parliament were declared traitors because they supported the Polish parliament’s resolution to describe the Massacre of Volhynia as ‘genocide.’ How could it happen?

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