Kyiv Post | 08Oct2009 | Interfax-Ukraine
Ukrainian Insurgent Army members were war criminals, not freedom
TALLINN -- The Russian embassy in Estonia has criticized the exhibition
dedicated to the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) which opened in Tallinn
"Russia strongly opposes anything that is related to the
Ukrainian Insurgent Army because this organization compromised itself
during World War Two not only by its connections with the Hitler troops
but also by its extreme violence towards civilians of various
ethnicities," Russian Embassy Press Attache Maria Shustitskaya told
"The UPA acted like war criminals and not as fighters for
freedom as they are being portrayed in retrospect. We spoke of our
negative view on the exhibition opened by the Estonian Foreign Ministry
and voiced our reasons."
"Unfortunately, these were not heard. So, we are making our
own conclusions," the embassy official said.
The exhibition titled "The Ukrainian Insurgent Army. The
history of the oppressed," opened at the Estonian Military Museum named
after Gen. Laidoner. It consists of over 500 archive photos and
records, part of which had been classified by the Ukrainian authorities
The exhibition was shown in Ukraine where it was met with
multiple protests, as well in the United States, Canada, Poland and
Lithuania. After Estonia the organizers are planning to send the
exhibition to Riga, Brussels, Athens, France and Australia.
Apart from Tallinn the exhibition will be shown in other
truth hurts, doesn't it
Shustitskaya, how many millions of civilians did the Kremlin liquidate?
Time to fess up to your war crimes. Slava Ukraini, Slava Heroim!!
see now. Going by this Russian flimflam floated by one Mme
Shustitskaya in Tallinn, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (the UPA), which
fought valiantly tooth and nail against the savage Russian invaders who
massacred untold millions of Ukrainian civilians, were "war criminals"
for having resisted the murderers and attempted to protect the
defenseless. How can she know this? Why, the Russian murderers
themselves told her so; that's how. That being the case, the
murderers must be right, and the UPA - wrong, no? No, I think not, Mme
J.S.: It is indeed ironic to
hear Russian embassy apologists state that "Russia
strongly opposes anything that is related to the Ukrainian Insurgent
Army.... "because of " connections with Hitler" and "violence
civilian" whereas if wasn't for Communist-Nazi collaboration to
start WWII ...it is doubtful UPA would have ever arisen...! It was only
because the two giant monsters were distracted from killing Ukrainians
and fighting with each other that the UPA was able to form. As
for "violence against civilians"...nothing compares to the
murders through 3 Holodomors ('20's,'30's & '40's) ,
GULAG , and multiple massacres during "peace time" such as
and Bikivnia and many other mass graves still undiscovered. The
Russians really should keep their mouths shut and pray for forgiveness!