The president of Poland Andrzej Duda accused the Nazi-sympathising Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) and the SS “Galicia“ division of destroying the Polish village of Guta Penyatskaya in the Brody district of the Lvov region in 1944. He spoke about this in a letter he wrote addressed to the participants of memorial ceremony in honour of the victims of Banderist pogroms.
The Polish leader noted that 75 years ago the residents of Guta Penyatskaya were killed by Hitler’s allies.
The genocide committed by the soldiers of the SS ‘Galicia’ division and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army was one of the largest crimes that we call the murder of the Polish population in the Volyn, Podolia, and Lvov regions … It’s not ‘Polish lords’ who died here, as the Ukrainian nationalists said. Thousands of ordinary people were killed. Their only ‘mistake’ their Polish language and originality, fidelity to traditions, and love for Poland. They were killed because they were Poleshe remarked
In his letter the president offered a reminder about the words of the former leader Lech Kaczyński, who was in Guta Penyatskaya 10 years ago and called for reconciliation between Poland and Ukraine.
He spoke about the heavy truth about what happened. About the influence of totalitarian powers over disputes that divide people and over a torturous wound in our hearts, which casted a shadow on our relations. He called for reconciliation, solidarity, and the creation of a common better future, friendship, and peacewrote Duda
It follows from Duda’s letter that the only thing that is stopping Poland from being fully Russophobic is the acts of genocide that OUN-UPA committed against Poles over 70 years ago. And in this case no NATO propaganda about “evil communism” or “Russian imperialism” can erase the memory of what happened in Guta Penyatskaya and Volyn. After all, today in Ukraine streets are named after Stepan Bandera and the son of Roman Shukhevych is a parliamentarian. It’s no wonder that Ukraine’s Western neighbours don’t want Kiev to enter the EU or NATO. The last thing they need is Galician “freedom fighters” with NATO-standard grenades demanding that their feet are kissed.
Copyright © 2022. All Rights Reserved.