November 26, 2015 -
Translated for Fort Russ by J. Arnoldski
“Ukraine will celebrate the anniversary of Hitler’s ally on a state level”
The Verkhovna Rada has adopted a decision to celebrate on a state level the 125th birthday of the founder of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, Evgeniy Konovalets.
The corresponding resolution was supported by 235 deputies and was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament today.
In the document, Konovalets was named an “outstanding Ukrainian” and the question of how to ceremonially celebrate his birthday was addressed.
The National Bank and Ukrainian postal service have been requested to release commemorative coins and stamps for his birthday.
In addition, the cabinet was advised to contact the Dutch embassy regarding the issue of the reburial of the body of Konovalets.
Let us recall that in 1918 he led the repression of Kiev workers who rebelled against the Central Rada and in 1928 he headed the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists which after the ascent of the Nazis to power committed itself to a course of cooperation with Hitler’s Germany.
“Time has tested our friendship and cooperation with Germans and has demonstrated that, despite numerous temptations to come to terms with the Poles, we have chosen the only correct orientation,” Konovalets wrote to Sheptitsky of the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church.
In May, 1938 Konovalets was killed at the hands of the famous Soviet intelligence officer, Pavel Sudoplatov, in Rotterdam where he was has been buried.
We note that just the other day Ukraine was among four countries who voted against the UN resolution on the inadmissibility of glorifying Nazism. In addition to Ukraine, Canada, the Republic of Palau, and the US opposed the resolution.