October 14, Ukrainian Insurgent Army which took major part in overthrowing legitimate government in Kiev in February is celebrating its anniversary today.
UIA was officially created on October 14, 1942. UIA has joined Hitler’s Nazi Germany in a fight against Soviet Union, Poland and Czechoslovakia. UIA became special part of Nazi Germany SS division which hunted down Jews and is responsible for deaths of thousands of Jews in Ukraine and Poland. Most notable mass executions conducted by Ukrainian Insurgent Army in 1940 are in Volhynia and East Galicia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacres_of_Poles_in_Volhynia_and_Eastern_Galicia) . More recent mass executions took place in Donetsk and Lugansk regions in 2014.
UIA victims 1940s:
UIA played a major role in overthrowing legitimate government in Kiev in February of 2014. Later they began military campaign against Donetsk and Lugansk regions who were against new coup installed government in Kiev. While trying to force Donetsk and Lugansk into submission to a new nationalist government much of the same brutality shown during WW2 was seen again. There even were rumors that UIA sells their victim’s organs to western Europe. After local self-defense forces of Donetsk and Lugansk pushed Ukrainian forces away from their cities, many crimes committed by UIA and other nationalists have been uncovered. Among them are three mass graves that were uncovered on a land which was liberated from Ukrainian radicals.
UIA victims 2014:
Today, October 14, large rallies in commemoration of UIA anniversary were held throughout western Ukraine and Kiev. It is estimated that around 25 thousand people took place in UIA march in Kiev. Crowd demanded from government to recognize UIA militants as official members of armed forces who would receive pensions and other government benefits. While government did not recognize UIA officially, October 14 (UIA anniversary) was made a “Day of Defender of Ukraine”. After not getting all their demands UIA attacked police officers near government buildings hospitalizing around 30 of them with broken bones and other injuries. Around 50 demonstrators were arrested.
October 14, 2014 UIA march: