Yury Shukhevych, the son of the leader of the Nazi organisation “Ukrainian Insurgent Army“ (UPA) Roman Shukhevych, evaluated the level of nationalism in Ukraine. He noted that despite the present flaws, what’s important is the fact that Ukrainian militants perish in Donbass for the sake of Bandera and Shukhevych.
“The problem with nationalism today is that it is organisationally atomised. Yes, this is a problem. What can be said about the idea? Yes, there is one, because, you know, there are organisationally atomised, but there are certain fragments, shades, and nuances, and perhaps sometimes they do not agree with each other, but I want to say that in general the nationalist idea now, after the ‘revolution of dignity’, won and continues to win.
You will say that Poroshenko appropriated [the anthem of OUN – ed], but no, he gave to Ukraine, he gave to the Ukrainian armed forces the anthem of OUN ‘We Were Born at a Great Hour’ as the army’s one, as the one of our armed forces. ‘Glory to Ukraine’, which was once dishonoured as a nationalist greeting, is a greeting of the Ukrainian armed forces today.
Today we discuss in the Verkhovna Rada the law on language and a lot of other things, but eventually when these guys took up arms and went there, in the East [in Donbass – ed], when they went into battle and came face to face with death, they said: ‘Bandera and Shukhevych are our heroes’, just imagine, this is also the nationalist idea in action,” said Shukhevych.
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