11:53 GMT +318 August 2019
Listen Live
    Unveiling a monument to Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, in Lviv.

    CIA: Ukraine Nationalist Stepan Bandera Member of 'Terroristic Organization'

    © Sputnik / Miroslav Luzetsky
    US
    Get short URL
    8259

    A declassified CIA report dated February 4, 1948 stated that World War II-era Ukrainian nationalist leader Stepan Bandera was a member of terrorist organization.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A declassified report by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) dated February 4, 1948 stated that World War II-era Ukrainian nationalist leader Stepan Bandera was a member of terrorist organization.

    "Stefan Bandera, who since the beginning of his political career has been anti-Russian and anti-Polish, is probably the most important Ukrainian nationalist leader today, together with Andrei Melnyk," the report said. "He was a member of a terroristic organization OUN (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists) and was involved in the assassination (fnu) Pieracki, the Polish Minister of the interior."

    During World War II, Bandera collaborated with Nazi Germany and was responsible for numerous atrocities against civilians while heading the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA).

    Bandera was killed and buried in Munich in 1959, and his tomb has been desecrated numerous times.

    Over the past few years, a fascist movement has reemerged in Ukraine through the growth of extreme right-wing parties such as the Right Sector and Svoboda. The two parties have associated themselves with Bandera.

    Related:

    ‘Dark Chapter’: Poland Mulls Demolition of Bandera, UPA Monuments
    Nationalism Disguised as Patriotism: Stepan Bandera's Legacy Looms Over Poland
    NATO Sends Bandera-Style Independence Day Greetings to Ukrainians (VIDEO)
    Tags:
    terrorist organization, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Stepan Bandera, Ukraine
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik