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Banderite Ukraine – a Headache for Poland
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Banderite Ukraine – a Headache for Poland
November 19, 2016

Poland’s National Independence Day, celebrated on 11 November, has caused the Ukrainian authorities yet more grief. The date itself commemorates the anniversary of the restoration of Poland’s sovereignty in 1918, marked by the armed conflict that took place between Polish troops and forces on the territory of Galicia in the West Ukrainian People’s Republic (ZUNR). Large-scale fighting continued from November 1918 through to July 1919 and ended with the complete defeat of the ZUNR.

America’s Dark History of Supporting Ukrainian Fascists and War Criminals
July 6, 2016

The American support of contemporary Ukrainian fascism albeit shocking is in fact not a new political phenomenon. Documents declassified by the CIA under a FOIA request entitled The NAZI War Crimes Declassification Act show that not only was the CIA monitoring Ukrainian fascist groups during and after WWII, it was also actively aiding them and protecting them from prosecution. These and other documents can be found in the CIA’s Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room. The following documents are but a few of the many that pertain to America’s protection of war criminals the world over…

America’s Dark History of Supporting Ukrainian Fascists and War Criminals
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Who Dropped a Nuclear Bomb on the Poles?
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Who Dropped a Nuclear Bomb on the Poles?
July 5, 2016

Every July Poland is rocked by internal debates about Ukraine’s historical responsibility for the 1943 Volhynia massacre. And 2016 was no exception. The current ruling party is Jarosław Kaczyński’s Law and Justice party (PiS), which took power largely based on its promise to raise the topic, during its negotiations with Kiev, of the massacre of the Polish population of Volhynia at the hands of the butchers from the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists-Ukrainian Insurgent Army (OUN-UPA)…

Implementation of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (I)
January 23, 2016

The full implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, along with the opening of the Free Trade Area between the two parties on Jan. 1, 2016, was expected by Kiev to be an important historic milestone, upon which all of Ukraine’s problems would miraculously melt away. But what actually happened?..

Implementation of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (I)
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Warsaw’s double-edged gamble on Ukrainian nationalists
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Warsaw’s double-edged gamble on Ukrainian nationalists
August 18, 2015

Former Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski (he was officially replaced by Andrzej Duda on 6 August) has awarded members of the Union of Ukrainians in Poland (UUP), including its leader Piotr Tym, with the Knight’s Cross of Polonia Restituta and the Silver Cross of Merit. Komorowski did not fail to point out that those awarded had made a notable contribution to the development of Polish-Ukrainian relations. But what kind of contribution exactly?..

America’s longtime support for Ukrainian fascists
June 10, 2015

No sooner had U.S. and Soviet troops shook hands and embraced at Torgau on the River Elbe at the close of World War II in Germany, the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), was already lining up the support of Ukrainian allies of Nazi Germany to target the Soviet government in Kiev. The details of the establishment by the OSS of an anti-Soviet infrastructure that included Ukrainian Insurgent Army (OUN) followers of Adolf Hitler ally Stepan Bandera are contained in a formerly «SECRET CONTROL» document from October 1946. The document was prepared by U.S. Army Intelligence (G2) on behalf of the OSS. The following year, the OSS officially was transformed into the CIA…

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Will Poland Train OUN Militants?
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Will Poland Train OUN Militants?
June 10, 2015

The Poland's Defense Ministry says it plans to train about 60 Ukrainian army instructors this year, including NCOs of OUN battalion (OUN-the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists). The training sessions would take place in Poland in June, September and October. Several other NATO members are also joining the NATO program known as the Defense Education Enhancement Program – DEEP. Its aim is to bring Ukraine's forces up to the standards of the Western alliance. Tomasz Siemoniak, Polish Minister of National Defence, has already discussed the issue with General Mieczysław Gocuł, Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces. 10 Ukrainian servicemen are tocome on June 29, with 20 more to follow in September and 30 in October…

Canada’s Harper Government Provides Military Training to Neo-Nazi Ukraine National Guard
June 9, 2015

The Canadian media has highlighted Prime Minister Harper’s one on one meeting with Ukraine’s president Poroshenko in Kiev (June 5, 2015). The official story which has been fed to Canadians is that Ottawa is providing “non-lethal aid” as well support to the country’s civilian police force.

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