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The CIA has published a free report on the activities of Stepan Bandera. About it reports TV channel “Zvezda”.
The secrecy was removed from the document 15 years ago, however for the public it was only now. The reason for declassification was the requirement of the American law “About the exposure of Nazi war criminals”.
The report of the “Stepan Bandera and the Ukrainian state in 1941,” was created in 1951. In it the leader of Ukrainian nationalists described as “Ukrainian fascist and a professional agent of Hitler Stepan Bandera (agent nicknamed the Consul 2)”, which was proclaimed in Lviv the re-establishment of the state of Western Ukraine.
The paper describes the crimes committed by armed units of Bandera in Nazi-occupied territory. “Only 5 weeks of existence of the “state” of Bandera were killed 5 thousand Ukrainians, 15 thousand Jews and thousands of poles”, — stated in the report.
Stepan Bandera during world war II he headed the Organization of Ukrainian nationalists (OUN banned in Russia), which operated in Western Ukraine. Closely collaborated during the Second world war with Nazi Germany, in October 1959, he was liquidated by KGB agent Bogdan Stashinsky in Munich.
January 20, 2010, third Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko posthumously awarded Bandera the highest distinction of the country — the title of Hero of Ukraine.
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