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Recognition of the "Volyn Massacre" as genocide destroys the idyll of Ukrainian-Polish relations

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In early July, the Senate of Poland adopted a resolution recognizing the Volyn tragedy as genocide and called on the lower house (Sejm) to establish 11 July as the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Genocide committed by Ukrainian nationalists against citizens of the Republic of Poland. Last week, the Sejm responded to the call of the upper chamber of the Polish parliament and voted for the resolution “On the establishment of 11 in July, the Day of memory of Poles, victims of the genocide committed by the OUN-UPA”.




1943's bloody summer ...

The Volyn tragedy, often called the Volyn Massacre in Poland, happened 73 a year ago. In the spring and summer of 1943, on the territory of Volyn, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (armed detachments of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists - OUN) conducted a mass extermination of ethnic Polish civilians. Historians call a different number of victims of this tragedy. Polish estimates range from 30 to 80 thousand killed. However, everyone acknowledges that this was the bloodiest episode of the Ukrainian-Polish conflict in the last century.

Volyn events differed unprecedented cruelty. She was brought to the tragedy by the so-called "Rezuns". These sadists of the UPA have developed 120 methods of murder, in which knives, axes, scythes, forks, cross-saws, and other rural equipment were used. The monstrous details of those massacres still shake the mind of sane people.

After the war, the Volyn tragedy was not remembered either in Poland or in the Soviet Union. The Polish scientists, however, published several works devoted to this tragedy, but they did not receive wide publicity.

The situation changed after the collapse of the USSR. In the early nineties, Volyn was visited by a Polish delegation. She discovered more 600 mass grave sites, exhumed the remains. So confirm the facts set forth in a few earlier scientific studies and archival documents.

Later, Polish and Ukrainian historians created a joint commission to study and cover the Volyn tragedy. The commission immediately encountered a different interpretation of the events, both by the historians of the two countries and by the natives of Volyn, who witnessed those terrible days. This created an unpleasant background for the Ukrainian-Polish relations, strengthening on a common anti-Russian basis.

Politicians seemed to find a way out of this conflict. In 2003, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Volyn tragedy, the presidents of Ukraine and Poland adopted the “Joint Statement“ On Reconciliation on the 60th Anniversary of the Tragic Events in Volhynia ”. The heads of state paid tribute to the victims of fratricidal conflicts, expressed condolences to the families and friends of the victims, recognized the need for a joint search historical truths and the implementation of public moral condemnation of the organizers and perpetrators of crimes against the Polish and Ukrainian peoples, recognized that a tragic fate befell both peoples. "

Mentioning in the document about the tragic fate of both peoples is not a reservation as a sign of reconciliation and tolerance, but a reflection of the real facts of the time. However, the reconciliation turned out quite sour. The Poles, excited by the terrible details of the Volyn tragedy, increasingly began to talk about the genocide in Volyn. In official documents, the term, if it did, then without proper legal consequences for the parties.

For example, in July, the 2013 of the year, the 70 anniversary of the Volyn Crime (this name is used in the parliamentary document), the Polish Sejm adopted a special resolution in which it noted that the crimes committed by the OUN and the UPA had “organized and mass scale”, which gave them a "character of ethnic cleansing with signs of genocide."

It seems that the mention in the resolution of “signs of genocide” is a largely forced measure. Back in 2005, deputies from opposition peasant parties proposed to the Seimas to adopt a resolution on the genocide in Volyn. This initiative did not receive support then, but the word “genocide” was already fixed in the Polish political consciousness. Now it is recognized and legally.

Ukrainian pain

In the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the decision of the Parliament of the Polish Seimas in Volyn was called a provocation of nationalist forces. “The Committee on Foreign Affairs insists that the approach of the authors of the draft resolutions of the Senate and the Sejm of the Republic of Poland to the assessment of the events of the Volyn tragedy is politically unbalanced and legally incorrect,” the TASS quoted the Rada as saying.

This text may cause an ironic smirk in many. After all, about the "Volyn Massacre" heard everything. Fewer people are familiar with the already mentioned "different interpretations of events" and "the tragic fate of both peoples." Ukrainians have their own truth.

In the last century, they suffered a lot from their western neighbors. Historians are still waiting for the study of ethnic cleansing of the twenties of the last century and other Polonization. This theme has faded in the light of the tragic events of the war years. But even military hard times are not limited to Volyn events.

Long before them, in the territory of the region, in addition to the UPA thugs, the valiant soldiers of the Polish Regional Army acted. Its so-called Volyn district consisted of about 8 000 fighters, another 15 000 people were in the Lviv district, in the rest of Western Ukraine organized walk with weapons More 20 000 Polish patriots. They fought not only with the UPA and the Germans.

In the 1942 year, when the German authorities began to evict the Poles from the territory of Western Ukraine and settle Germans and Ukrainians in their place, the Regional Army conducted a demonstration operation and destroyed in return several hundred representatives of the Ukrainian rural elite - in fact, a peaceful civilian population. Ways of killing these people also did not differ great humanism.

The districts of the Krayevoi Army also responded to the Volyn massacre. The object of their revenge was not the UPA thugs, but the simple rural Ukrainians, whom the army of Polish patriots exterminated with a number of up to 25 thousands. It is noteworthy that the ethnic cleansing organized by the Army of Krayev affected not only Ukrainian lands, but also the south-eastern territory of Poland itself. About the "valor" of these Polish patriots is still remembered also in Western Belarus and Lithuania.

Poland looked at the lands of Western Ukraine

The electoral memory of the Poles, when they talk about Katyn, but are silent about the destruction of tens of thousands of Red Army prisoners, is well known to us. Still, the case of Ukraine is special. Here behind historical memory quite definite modern self-interest can be seen. This is already felt in Kiev.

The resolution of the Polish parliament on the genocide in Volhynia was publicly condemned by Ukrainian leaders, high-ranking officials and politicians. The MP from the Batkivshchyna party, the former head of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Boris Tarasyuk, allowed himself to make a concrete assessment.

In protest, he resigned as chairman of the group on interparliamentary relations with Poland and said: "For speculations on the feelings of Poles, whose relatives died in the so-called" Eastern armchairs of Poland ", which today is Ukrainian territory, there are hidden territorial claims of politicians, distortion Ukrainian history and the humiliation of thousands of Ukrainians who died during this massacre. "

Diplomat Tarasiuk was the first of Ukrainian politicians to charge Poland with its claim to “Eastern Cresses,” as the Poles of Western Ukraine call it. Many in Poland consider them their own. In Warsaw, there is even an organization called “Restitution of the Cresses”, which is fighting “for the return of Polish property located in Western Ukraine or the receipt of compensation for the property left by the Poles”.

According to the functionaries of the Restitution of the Cres, the organization has already prepared documents for approximately 100 000 lawsuits to the courts of Kiev and Lutsk from the heirs of the former owners of real estate in Galicia and Volyn. This work was intensified after Ukraine signed the EU Association Agreement. In “Cresses” they considered it to be the basis for their claims. Now, the Polish Sejm, which recognized the genocide in Volyn, gave a formal legal reason to the Polish heirs of property owners in Ukraine.

Experts recognize that the claims of the Polish authorities today have gone beyond the return of real estate, and even entire farms. In Warsaw, we felt: Ukraine will disintegrate, the process that has begun is unlikely to be stopped. So the Poles are in a hurry to “lay down the necessary legal framework in order to legitimately claim their former lands."

Among other things, the concrete applied functions of the resolution adopted by the Sejm are visible. The recognition of the Volyn tragedy as genocide will allow Warsaw to present financial claims to Kiev. The lawsuits of the Restitution of the Cresses will not be limited. World practice shows that the amount of payments in such cases exceeds the limit for billions of dollars. With this, Ukraine's economy today just can not cope.

In vain, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko now appeals for forgiveness for the "Volyn Massacre." On Friday, he wrote down on his Facebook page: “We must return to the commandment of John Paul II — we forgive and ask for forgiveness.” Polish politicians did not respond to the call of the Ukrainian president.

It seems that they have already decided for themselves: the former idyll of the Polish-Ukrainian relations is over. As they say, nothing personal - only geopolitics. Its common anti-Russian goals no longer hold it together ...
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  1. The black
    The black 25 July 2016 06: 24
    +2
    Agreement between the Poles and the Western "Ukrainians" is possible only on the basis of the so-called. "hendl" (business). If the Poles get their share of the app. Ukraine - they will calm down. And there is something to share! The recognition of the genocide is a step towards the beginning of the seizure of Ukraine's assets by the Poles.
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    2. siberalt
      siberalt 25 July 2016 10: 04
      +3
      Ukrainians and Poles together never get along, no matter how they put up.
  2. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 25 July 2016 06: 32
    +12
    That the Poles, that ukrointsy-one field of berries. Both are eggs in the blood of the apponent, and they accuse anyone of their crimes except themselves. As soon as the "members" of this commission did not kill each other out of great "love" ???
    1. Hunt
      Hunt 25 July 2016 06: 58
      +3
      Uniting beginning, terry Russophobia! Yes, "allies". As they say, with such friends, you don't need enemies.
    2. Valery Valery
      Valery Valery 25 July 2016 08: 56
      +3
      Poland, as a state, and each Pole, as a separate individual, consider Ukraine and its citizens people of the seventh grade. Poland's support for the pro-fascist Poroshenko has two reasons:
      1. This is another and very painful way to annoy the Russian Federation.
      2. Poland is trying to create a zone of its influence, well, as it will be, it is an "adult" state, the power is still.
      There is another, third reason, but respect for the Russian language and the rules of this resource do not allow it to be voiced.
      1. Mike_v
        Mike_v 25 July 2016 15: 07
        +3
        I think that something can be added to illustrate your opinion. Back in 89, I happened to be in Western Ukraine in the Lviv region for several months. There, in the village of Cherlyany, he once took milk and while he was waiting for the owners to milk the cow, he listened to many stories from the old mother of the mistress. And the most that struck me then was her story about how one day her grandfather (it was still 35 or 36, i.e. then it was Poland) forgot to bring the cow to the bull on the appointed day, so the Pole manager came in the evening and beat my grandfather with a truncheon so that he was sick for a week. But the worst thing in this story is that the grandmother also got a baton, despite the 7 month PREGNANCY. Now tell me - what normal man can raise his hand against a pregnant woman? That says it all. When I asked how this could be, my grandmother said clearly, “well, he’s the manager, POLYAK, and we are Ukrainians. He had every right to do so.” What can I say here? I can add more. The Polish gendarme (private or sergeant) had the right to use a club against the ragul even if the ragul, when meeting with the gendarme, did not stand with his back to the wall in 5 steps and did not bow after taking off his hat. It was not yet the worst thing - to get hit in the face with a club. It was worse to get into the station. So what kind of equality can we talk about? So if Lviv becomes Lemberg again, the Raguli will very quickly forget about Bandera and Shukhevych and will demolish the monuments themselves. I do not think that the attitude towards the Raguls will be as tolerant as towards the Arabs in Germany.
        1. Orionvit
          Orionvit 27 July 2016 04: 00
          0
          Lviv will again become Lemberg - the raguli will very quickly forget about Bandera and Shukhevych, and they will demolish the monuments themselves.
          And they will pray in the Russians, come brothers Muscovites, protect from the hated Poles. Here, as they say, "not this wind, you will reap the storm." For centuries, the Poles have been spreading rot the local population, raising slaves, then they came up with a name for them, Ukrainians, and set them against Russia. But we got a response in 1943, and I think that this is not the end. No worse than a master than a former slave. Give the Ukrainians independence, get it. Let the western Ukraine move away to Poland, do not mind, then we will look at this bickering. Correctly say, do not feel sorry for the wrong people, not others.
  3. Knowing
    Knowing 25 July 2016 06: 38
    +7
    The lands of Ukraine ... laughing I beg you ... They will tear you apart soon.
    1. Olezhek
      Olezhek 25 July 2016 10: 08
      +6
      I agree, Ukraine must resolutely abandon the legacy of the bloody Stalinist regime.
      No other way!
      1. captain
        captain 25 July 2016 14: 53
        +4
        In connection with the de-Sovietization in Ukraine, its aspiration to join the EU, to the den of real democracy, I propose to return the "Eastern Kresses" to the Poles, together with the inhabitants. Moreover, it is necessary to collect people from Galicia from all over Ukraine and return them to the Poles, along with the land. I think it will be fair. Return Chernivtsi to Romanians, Zakorpattia to Hungarians and Slovaks. But Russia should return everything that the hated Lenin gave them, everything will be very democratic and European.
    2. Signore Tomato
      Signore Tomato 25 July 2016 21: 34
      0
      That is why the raguli - Zapadentsy are now clearing the Donetsk and Lugansk regions - want to move there.
  4. AID.S
    AID.S 25 July 2016 06: 38
    +7
    A thoughtful slave is put on a collar and returned to a natural slave state.
  5. brasist
    brasist 25 July 2016 06: 46
    0
    In my opinion, one of the Poles in Solovyov said that - Yes, Poland recognizes the genocide of the Volyn massacre, but time heals wounds ...
    Of course, this is not verbatim, but the meaning is this, so these two (friends) memory is nothing if only to be friends together against Russia.
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 25 July 2016 06: 53
    +5
    The UPA slaughtered the Poles, the AK slaughtered the Ukrainians, and both are abomination and vileness, and both of them "raise the shield" "Heroes" - each - his own. They are worth each other. The Poles consider themselves stronger, because they are in the EU and NATO, and economically. Therefore, they will be "crushed" ideologically, and then, I suppose, it will come to restitution ... The Poles are preparing with might and main.
    1. Olezhek
      Olezhek 25 July 2016 09: 47
      +1
      They stand each other. Poles consider themselves stronger, because in the EU and NATO, and economically


      Like yes, BUT Russia Zapadneshchina for nothing did not rest against.
      Ukraine is today's hostile and inadequate state, in the existence of which Russia is NOT interested.

      So maybe Polish Lemberg is not so bad ...
      they will put things in order, they will squeeze the bander with AK methods ...
      BUT not for free panov, not for free ...
      In geopolitics you have to pay for everything ...
      But Putin is not a person who can be ignored. So think. Scratch your turnips ...

      Romanians with Hungarians also have something to think about ...
  7. The black
    The black 25 July 2016 06: 57
    +1
    Quote: brasist
    In my opinion, one of the Poles in Solovyov said that - Yes, Poland recognizes the genocide of the Volyn massacre, but time heals wounds ...
    Of course, this is not verbatim, but the meaning is this, so these two (friends) memory is nothing if only to be friends together against Russia.

    I don't quite agree. Why then, three years ago, the same Seim refused to recognize the "Volyn massacre as genocide? It is different. The Poles felt that Ukraine is rather weakened - no money, no power, no army, and now it is possible to tighten the screws. It has long been clear that all this is what happened in Ukraine was purposefully done for its collapse. And the Poles were, oh, how interested in this ... The next step will be an attempt to chop off the western regions of Ukraine, which the Poles have always considered theirs
    1. Olezhek
      Olezhek 25 July 2016 09: 37
      0
      The Poles felt that Ukraine was weakened enough - no money, no power, no army, and now you can tighten the screws


      Exactly!

      The next step will be an attempt to chop off the western regions of Ukraine


      BUT Crimea from their point of view will be Ukrainian, yeah ...
      But you will not be able to return the armchairs and curse with Russia ...
      Will not work.
  8. parusnik
    parusnik 25 July 2016 07: 04
    +3
    For rent ..In Ukraine, soon, a foothold, again have to look in Russia ... Moreover, with tears in his eyes ..
    1. Olezhek
      Olezhek 25 July 2016 09: 35
      +1
      Forgive us, why?

      We benefit from an alliance with Poland against Kiev ...
  9. aszzz888
    aszzz888 25 July 2016 07: 31
    +1
    Poland is not politically balanced and legally incorrect in assessing the events of the Volyn tragedy, ”Rada quoted TASS as saying.

    Indeed, whose cow would mumble, and whose cow would be silent! laughing
    1. a spoon of tar
      a spoon of tar 25 July 2016 07: 49
      -11%
      Quote: aszzz888

      Indeed, whose cow would mumble, and whose cow would be silent! laughing

      That's right!
      1. Uncle Murzik
        Uncle Murzik 25 July 2016 10: 01
        +4
        1914-1934 - Haiti. After numerous uprisings, America enters its troops, the occupation lasts 19 years.
        1916-1924 - 8 year occupation of the Dominican Republic.
        1917-1933 - military occupation of Cuba, economic protectorate.
        1917-1918 - participation in the 1st World War.
        1918-1922 - intervention in Russia. In total, 14 states participated in it.
        Active support was provided for the territories separated from Russia - Kolchakia and the Far Eastern Republic.
        1918-1920 - Panama. After the election, troops are introduced to suppress the riots.
        1919 - COSTA RICA. ... The landing of US troops to "protect American interests."
        1919 - American troops are fighting on the side of Italy against the Serbs in Dolmatia.
        1919 - US troops enter Honduras during the election.
        1920 - Guatemala. 2 weekly intervention.
        1921 - American support for militants fighting to overthrow Guatemalan president Carlos Herrera for the benefit of the United Fruit Company.
        1922 - intervention in Turkey.
        1922-1927 - American troops in China during the popular uprising.
        1924-1925 - Honduras. Troops invade the country during the election.
        1925 - Panama. US troops disperse the general strike.
        1926 - Nicaragua. Invasion.
        1927-1934 - American troops stationed throughout China.
        1932 - invasion of Salvador from the sea. There was a rebellion there at that time.
        1937 - Nicaragua. With the help of American troops, the dictator of Somos comes to power, having replaced the legitimate government of H. Sakasa.
        1939 - the introduction of troops in China.
        1947-1949 - Greece. American troops are participating in the civil war, supporting the Nazis.
        1948-1953 - military operations in the Philippines.
        1950 - The uprising in Puerto Rico is crushed by American troops.
        1950-1953 - An armed intervention in Korea by about a million American soldiers.
        1958 - Lebanon. The occupation of the country, the fight against rebels.
        1958 - confrontation with Panama.
        1959 - America enters troops into Laos, the first clashes of US troops in Vietnam begin.
        1959 - Haiti. Suppression of popular uprising against the pro-American government.
        1960 - after Jose Maria Velasco was elected president of Ecuador and refused to comply with US demands to break off relations with Cuba, the Americans conducted several military operations and organized a coup.
        1960 - US troops enter Guatemala to prevent the removal of US puppets from power.
        1965-1973 - military aggression against Vietnam.
        1966 - Guatemala. ... US troops entered the country, massacres of Indians who were considered potential rebels were arranged.
      2. Uncle Murzik
        Uncle Murzik 25 July 2016 10: 02
        +1
        the second part of! 1960 - after Jose Maria Velasco was elected president of Ecuador and refused to comply with US demands to break off relations with Cuba, the Americans conducted several military operations and organized a coup.
        1960 - US troops enter Guatemala to prevent the removal of US puppets from power.
        1965-1973 - military aggression against Vietnam.
        1966 - Guatemala. ... US troops entered the country, massacres of Indians who were considered potential rebels were arranged.
        1966 - military assistance to the pro-American governments of Indonesia and the Philippines. ... (60.000 people were arrested for political reasons, 88 torture experts officially worked under the government).
        1971-1973 - the bombing of Laos.
        1972 - Nicaragua. US troops are being deployed to support a government that benefits Washington.
        1983 - military intervention in Grenada of about 2 thousand marines.
        1986 - attack on Libya. Bombing Tripoli and Benghazi.
        1988 - U.S. invasion of Honduras
        1988 - The USS Vincennes, located in the Persian Gulf, shot down an Iranian aircraft with 290 passengers on board, including 57 children.
        1989 - US forces crush riots on the Virgin Islands.
        1991 - large-scale military action against Iraq
        1992-1994 - occupation of Somalia. Armed violence against civilians, killings of civilians.
        1998 - Sudan. Americans destroy a pharmaceutical plant with a missile strike, claiming it produces nerve gas.
        1999 - ignoring the norms of international law, bypassing the UN and the Security Council, the United States NATO forces launched a campaign of 78-day aerial bombardments of the sovereign state of Yugoslavia.
        2001 - invasion of Afghanistan.
        2003 - bombing of Iraq.
        2011 - Libya.

        Tags: invasion
        1. bk316
          bk316 25 July 2016 20: 38
          +3
          Quote: Uncle Murzik
          invasion

          And he with his flag does not understand the obvious:
          whole his the list is our losses, and no one but us can present an invoice for it;
          whole Your the list is US aggression against others, which someday will have to be answered;

          And yes, Russia is such a country that internal turmoil or the struggle against invaders takes almost all of historical time;
          For some reason, the United States is a country that, all its historical time, exterminates the dissent (mostly defenseless) around the world;
          Therefore, I am sure that the moment will come and Russia will put an end to the existence of the United States. It may not be during my lifetime, but it will. Because it is CORRECT.
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      4. siberalt
        siberalt 25 July 2016 10: 10
        0
        But why did not the Japanese and the First World War, which grew into a civilian one, enter this "bloody age"? Sheer decommunization, damn it!
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  10. takeoff
    takeoff 25 July 2016 08: 27
    +7
    Well, the Poles found their own genocide ... And then the Jews have, the Armenians have, but the Poles do not ...
    "641000 Soviet and 13000 Polish servicemen were killed in the battles for the liberation of Poland. More than 2500 Soviet servicemen were killed by the Lyakhs after their liberation, from around the corner ..." by the grateful liberated.
  11. Pete mitchell
    Pete mitchell 25 July 2016 09: 05
    +7
    Quote: Valery Valery
    Poland, as a state, and each Pole, as a separate individual, consider Ukraine and its citizens people of the seventh grade. Poland's support for the pro-fascist Poroshenko has two reasons:
    1. This is another and very painful way to annoy the Russian Federation.
    2. Poland is trying to create a zone of its influence, well, as it will be, it is an "adult" state, the power is still.
    There is another, third reason, but respect for the Russian language and the rules of this resource do not allow it to be voiced.

    For the third reason, I very much agree with you, as well as for the first two. Psheks really climb into the club of adult guys, well, the Americans support them: on command, all striped "partners" will shit on command: Russia and European countries - a kind of dog on a leash
    1. Olezhek
      Olezhek 25 July 2016 09: 34
      -1
      The return of similar cracks is NOT an American project by anyone sideways

      America does not need this categorically, like Germany (which needs Danzig and Breslau)
  12. Olezhek
    Olezhek 25 July 2016 09: 31
    0
    "We must return to the commandment of John Paul II - forgive and ask for forgiveness." Polish politicians did not respond to the appeal of the Ukrainian president.


    Well, what can I say: Ukraine came specifically, and not to the grandmother, but to the land ...
    There was once the partition of Poland, now it seems it was the turn of the Ukrainians to "multiply by division"
    Moreover, in this very "return of similar creations" Poland will desperately need help from Russia (well, not Germany zhezh) ...
    Wonderful are thy deeds ...
  13. Olezhek
    Olezhek 25 July 2016 10: 16
    +3
    It seems to me that Ukrainians will not very soon understand what a terrible mistake they made when they began a punitive operation in the southeast.
    Now: Russians are enemies to them, but Poles are not friends, as are Hungarians with Romanians ...
    And Kiev has no serious power / diplomatic resource from the word at all ...

    How do you plan to defend the panovannye lines?

    So, I'm interested ... They have neither money nor modern weapons for the army.


    In addition, in connection with the Crimea of ​​Russia, it is interesting that there was no one to demand his return ...

    So the "convergence of the kresy" is an unconditional positive.

    Or are you worried about the fate of "cynical Banders"?
  14. Lyubopyatov
    Lyubopyatov 25 July 2016 11: 13
    +1
    What is primary and what is secondary: the extermination of Russian Ukrainians by Poles or Poles by Ukrainians (former Russians)? The primary was the extermination of Russians by the Polish gentry state. Therefore, Polska, which "did not perish", is doomed to disappear, its final division is ahead - when all the furious Poles march into the furnace of the world Moloch, and those who survived will declare themselves Russians.
  15. aversxxx
    aversxxx 25 July 2016 13: 18
    0
    It is clear with the Poles whether it is interesting to recognize the Serb genocide both during the Second World War and during the Civil War (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    1. Orionvit
      Orionvit 27 July 2016 04: 31
      0
      The Serbs do not recognize the genocide, they are for Russia, so the Hague courts of all kinds will not even raise the issue. As well as the genocide of the Russians in the former "fraternal" republics of the former USSR, in the 90s.
  16. Waciak
    Waciak 26 July 2016 23: 08
    0
    This article is totally total nonsense and one big Bandera misinformation.
    The author of the article pretends to be an impartial expert but does not bow his head over the suffering of 100-200 thousand victims of inhumane torture through Bandera. The author is upset about the money !!!.

    The Polish parliament called the "Wolynska massacre" genocide - because it is genocide and there is no money here. This is not a "tragedy", "Volyn events", "Polish-Ukrainian conflict" only it was genocide perpetrated against defenseless women, children and elders.
    The author of this article does not understand this because he precisely carries out the mission of relativizing the story and misinforming the readers. This is a Bandera environment communication method.
  17. Orionvit
    Orionvit 27 July 2016 04: 26
    0
    victims of genocide committed by Ukrainian nationalists against citizens of the Republic of Poland.
    What is this republic of Poland in 1943? They all went there on a national basis?
  18. kig
    kig 27 July 2016 18: 33
    0
    The Ukrainian population of those places also suffered very much, so Ukraine, in turn, makes sense to declare these events the same genocide. And everyone will be in an equal position.