- In 2010 Ukraine's former president awarded a medal to the late Stepan Bandera.
- During the five weeks of the existence of Stepan Bandera's "state," about 5,000 Ukrainians, 15,000 Jews and several thousand poles were murdered.
- Some in Ukraine continue to support Nazis.
The CIA declassified documents under the law that requires the exposing of Nazi war criminals. The Central Intelligence Agency is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the federal government of the United States, tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence.
Unfortunately, the US has been very attractive as a place to settle for war criminals since World War II. The document was declassified in 2005 but only been published for the first time now. Among these documents were American intelligence data on Ukrainian nationalist leader Stepan Bandera and his work for Hitler.The four-page report is entitled “Stepan Bandera and the Ukrainian state in 1941.”
Stepan Andriyovych Bandera was a head of a militant wing of the Ukrainian independence movement, and a leader and ideologist of Ukrainian nationalists. Born in Austrian Galicia, into the family of a Greek-Catholic priest, he became nationalistic from an early age.
Bandera was the leader of the “Organization of Ukrainian nationalists” (OUN) and the “Ukrainian insurgent army” which was banned in Russia. These organizations were responsible for many crimes. One of the most notorious was the Volyn massacre, when the Polish population of Volyn was destroyed in 1943.
The OUN is an organization of anti-Consomfat Ukrainian nationalists who strongly favor self-determination for the Ukrainian people. The OUN was founded in Prague in 1928 as an illegal secret group fighting for Ukrainian freedom under the leadership of Colonel Evhen KONOVALETS. Most of the members of the group are Galician Ukrainians who were Polish subjects from 1920 to 1939.
The Ukrainians accused the Poles of treating them as an inferior people, denying them cultural autonomy, curtailing their chances for professional advantage and persecuting them for opposing in any way the complete Polandization of ethnic Ukrainian territory. The Poles erroneously believed that the Galician Ukrainians represented a disloyal Soviet fifth column in their midst. In actual fact, the Galician Ukrainians were in violent opposition to communism and wanted above all else to be part of a liberated, non-Russian Ukrainian state.
In the document, American intelligence officials describe Bandera as a “fascist” and “agent of Hitler.”
“On June 30, 1941, the Ukrainian fascist and professional agent of Hitler, Stepan Bandera (agent nickname Consul 2), proclaimed the re-establishment of the state of Western Ukraine in Lviv,” the document says.
According to the United States, during the five weeks of the existence of Stepan Bandera’s “state,” about 5,000 Ukrainians, 15,000 Jews and several thousand poles were murdered.
In addition, Bandera brutally killed thousands of Ukrainians who refused to cooperate with the nationalists. Bandera’s groups participated in the battles against the USSR. Former Ukranian President Victor Yushchenko provided Bandera with a lifetime achievement medal in 2010. Victor Ushchenko is a Ukrainian politician who was the third President of Ukraine from 2005 to 2010. As an informal leader of the Ukrainian opposition coalition, he was one of the two main candidates in the 2004 Ukrainian presidential election.
The Nazi damage that was done by their supporters is one of the most horrible disasters of the last century on the political spectrum.