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Demotix: 69th anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army

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Oct. 14, 2011, 10:03 p.m. |
Ukrainian Insurgent Army was a large and well organized Ukrainian nationalist military and later partisan army that engaged in a series of guerrilla conflicts during World War II against Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, and both Underground and Communist Poland. The group was the military wing of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists — Bandera faction (the OUN-B), originally formed in Volyn region (northwestern Ukraine) in the spring and summer of 1943. But officially the day of creation is the day of Intercession of the Theotokos or the Protection of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary that is celebrated in Ukraine on 14th of October.

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Anonymous Oct. 15, 2011, 12:42 a.m.    

"Ukrainian Insurgent Army was a large and well organized Ukrainian nationalist military and later partisan army that engaged in a series of guerrilla conflicts during World War II against Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, and both Underground and Communist Poland."

Yup, the ONLY true UKRAINIAN HEROES during WW II.

The ONLY defenders of the Ukrainian nation during WW II from

all foreign invaders and occupiers of Ukraine.

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Anonymous Oct. 15, 2011, 2:31 a.m.    

They were akin to the Italian Black shirts. Sympathisers of the NAZI regime. and anti jewish.

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Anonymous Oct. 15, 2011, 6:47 a.m.    

You are akin to the Holodomor causing Russians.

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Anonymous Oct. 15, 2011, 9:11 a.m.    

old tired Soviet lies and slogans acted out by an old Soviet relic

old Soviet propaganda regurgitated

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Anonymous Oct. 15, 2011, 2:29 a.m.    

This is akin to the German NAZI party meeting in down town Berlin. They are an extreme ultra right nationalist movement that represents a minority less than 1% of Ukraine. Germany had the foresight to ban such organisations that work against the democratic national interest. They are the most militant and violent organisation in Ukraine. They certainly are not proponents of a united democratic society. Far from it.

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Anonymous Oct. 15, 2011, 5:09 a.m.    

You're full of yourself.

And your source for this silly diatribe is what?

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Anonymous Oct. 15, 2011, 9:09 a.m.    

old tired Soviet lies and slogans acted out by an old Soviet relic

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Anonymous Oct. 15, 2011, 6:24 a.m.    

If UPA was around today, Yanukovych would not be in power. UPA were great patriots!

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Anonymous Oct. 15, 2011, 2:42 p.m.    

The UPA was the heroic defenders of Ukraine and fought on two fronts. Communist Russians invaded western Ukraine in 1939. They are the ones that stood up to them. After years of terror and blood shed an army was formed to combat the brutality of the commy regime. Vichnaya Pamyiat, true heroes of Ukraine. Their sacrifices are remembered.

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Anonymous Oct. 16, 2011, 12:08 a.m.    

Each nation has the kind of heroes they deserve...

Here's info on the deeds of Ukrainian ones:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacres_of_Poles_in_Volhynia

http://www.konserwatyzm.pl/img/articles/rze%C5%BA%20wo%C5%82y%C5%84ska.jpg

http://i.wp.pl/a/f/jpeg/24186/rzez_wolynska_lipki.jpeg

http://www.genocide.pl/zbiory/24126a.jpg

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