Saturday, March 06, 2010

Ukrainians have right to honor their own heroes

Here’s the actual text of point 13 of this resolution approved on Feb. 25 “[The European Parliament] deeply deplores the decision by the outgoing President of Ukraine, Victor Yushchenko, posthumously to award Stepan Bandera, a leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists which collaborated with Nazi Germany, the title of National Hero of Ukraine; hope, in this regard, that the new Ukrainian leadership will reconsider such decisions and will maintain its commitment to European values.”

But, at the same time, the deputies of the European Parliament – having no great knowledge of Ukrainian history – want to forbid us from having our own vision of our national past. The Russians are developing their own vision by creating a special federal committee. But at the same time, Ukrainians aren’t granted the right to have our own point of view. And if we do have it, it’s called fascism or Nazi collaboration.

E-mail the European Parliament and leave them your thoughts.

Click here to read complete article.

Source: Kyiv Post

Also check out Bandera Bashing Déjà vu

1 comment:

Pawlina said...

That is so cowardly of the EU. When will western Europe ever start to learn from its history?

Ukrainians really need to stand up and fight the de facto fascists, and their collaborators, in this Orwellian world where black is white, up is down, etc.

That Kyiv post article is right on. You can tell because the trolls are out in full force in the comments section.

Let's hope they just encourage the KP to keep publishing more such articles.

Great post, Roman!