High court upholds decree recognizing UPA partisans as World War II combatants
Supporters of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army known by the Ukrainian acronym UPA, mark the 70th anniversary of the partisan group's founding in Kyiv on Oct. 14, 2012.
The High Administrative
Court of Ukraine on Jan. 16 upheld former President Viktor Yushchenko’s
decree that recognized veterans of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army – a partisan
group that fought both the Nazis and Red Army units during World War II – as war
combatants. The members are known by
UPA, the Ukrainian acronym of the group.
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