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The city Council of the Ukrainian Ternopil decided to raise the red and black flag of the Ukrainian insurgent army (UPA prohibited in Russia) during the solemn and festive events. The idea of posting it in the administrative building of the state along with the yellow-blue flag belongs to the head of the city Sergey Nadalo, according to the website of the city Council.
The report notes that such a measure was a response to the Polish Parliament adopted the law banning propaganda of “Bandera ideology” in Poland. “With this decision we are demonstrating that we will not allow others to rewrite our history. And once approved at the city level of respect for our heroes and their contribution to the struggle for independence of Ukraine”, — the press service quoted the words of Nadal.
The city authorities are sure that this partnership between Ternopil and Poland continues, the more that seven Polish cities — the official sister cities of Ternopil.
On 30 January the Lviv regional Council approved the use of the red-black flag of the organization of Ukrainian nationalists (OUN banned in Russia) in the region. It is recommended to hang out at the buildings of the authorities during the celebration of the nine dates associated with the “outstanding events of the national liberation struggle and honor the memory of heroes.”
The Polish Senate (upper house of Parliament) on the night of February 1 passed a law on the Institute of national memory, criminalizing the denial of the participation of Ukrainian nationalists and members of Ukrainian organizations who collaborated with the Third Reich, crimes against the poles in the period from 1925 to 1950. Violators will face a fine or imprisonment for up to three years. Exceptions are made only for artistic works and scientific debate. The lower chamber of the Polish Parliament (Sejm) passed a law on January 26.
Fighters of the Ukrainian insurgent army (military wing of the OUN) in 1943 organized the so-called Volyn massacre — the ethnic cleansing of the Polish population. According to various estimates, the victims of the massacres began from 30 thousand to 100 thousand people. One of the OUN leaders was Stepan Bandera.
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