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Wall Street Journal | 11Jul2013 | Sergey Kirichuk

Ukrainian Movement "Fight" Appeals to European Political Organisations and Institutions on the Day of 70th Anniversary of Volyn Massacre

[W.Z. The source of this Ukrainophobic article is the "Borotba" Party (normally translated from Ukrainian to English as "Struggle" rather than "Fight") in Ukraine, the website of which is
http://borotba.org/eng.html . It describes its "History" as follows:
Union “Borotba” (“Borotba” means “Struggle”) was founded in May 2011 by several Ukrainian political groups, in particular:
• the majority of “the Organization of Marxists” (Ukraine); 
• a group of former members of “the Leninist Communist Youth Union of Ukraine” (youth organization of the Ukrainian Communist Party) and those who disagreed with bourgeois policy lead by the leadership of their organizations;
• members of “the Youth against capitalism” movement (Ukraine);
• “All-Ukrainian union of workers”;
• Youth Association “Che Guevara” (Ukraine), and other organizations and individual activists.

The first founding congress took part in April 2012 in Kiev, Ukraine.

All regional organizations were present at the congress, namely: from Kiev, Donetsk, Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk, Crimea, Vinnitsa, Luhansk, Krivoy Rog and other cities of Ukraine. International friends from Sweden and Russia also attended the Congress
It describes its "Ideology" as:
The Draft Manifest of the Organization declares: Union “Borotba” stands for Revolutionary Marxism, and its most important task – to extend Left ideology implementing Marxist methodology in the political discourse of Ukraine. The Manifest also states that the organization will support principles of Anti-Capitalism, Internationalism, Anti-Fascism, Political radicalism and Gender equality.

“Borotba” Union appeared as a reflect to the global national need to create a new left organization in Ukraine based on the fact that the official left parties, which were created in the 90’s, today are in a profound crisis.
Its "Ukrainian" link leads to several hundred articles almost exclusively in the Russian language.

Despite the disclaimer at the end of the article: "The Wall Street Journal news department was not involved in the creation of this content.", one wonders how such an obvious "hit piece" from the Marxist-Leninist-Communist disinformation department of Borotba appeared in the Wall Street Journal? Have "agents of influence" (as defined by Stanton Evans and Herbert Romerstein in their book
"Stalin's Secret Agents") infiltrated the Wall Street Journal organization?]

KYIV, Ukraine, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

11th July 2013 marks the 70th anniversary of one of the darkest pages of WWII -- 70 years ago the squads of the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), operating in the Volyn region in Ukraine, attacked 150 villages populated by Poles, burning houses and killing those who refused to be forced to immediate deportation to Poland. Operation "Map" carried out in Poland has identified the names and places of death of over 36 000 civilians. The circumstances of death of a further 13 500 to 23 000 Poles have not yet been clarified. These events were called the "Volyn Massacre".

During the last two decades, since the independence of the Ukrainian state, there has been no acknowledgement of the ethnic cleansing during the war, let alone condemnation of it. By not recognising the "genocide", the Ukrainian government is protecting the propagandist and ideological foundation carefully built by a whole generation of politicians and historians directing their efforts to the glorification of Nazi collaborators.

The current Ukrainian government, although indicating some concern over growing right-wing extremism in the Ukrainian society, has been afraid to take any political responsibility and to make any political decision similar to that recently announced by the Polish Parliament -- the Senate has recognised the Volyn events as "ethnic cleansing with elements of genocide."

This gives ground to some political parties like Ukrainian party "Freedom" to openly proceed with their anti-democratic and chauvinistic agenda, to present the Ukrainian nation as pathological xenophobes, stubbornly referring to the crimes of the past and trying to complicate the reconciliation process between the Ukrainians and Poles.

Movement "Fight" is one of the political forces that are at the forefront of the anti-nationalist fight in Ukraine. We support the principles of democracy and refuse any manifestation of racism, fascism, nationalism and xenophobia. We address the leaders and the Parliaments of European countries, EU institutions and the European public and media to support independent and historic judgement on the crimes committed by the OUNs seventy years ago.

"Fight" Movement is a Ukrainian socialist party. The political organisation was founded on 2(nd) May 2011 and on 2(nd) May 2013 the movement became a political party promoting socialist ideology.

SOURCE Ukrainian "Fight" Movement

/CONTACT: For more information, please contact Sergey Kirichuk on +3805-0444-3611

The Wall Street Journal news department was not involved in the creation of this content.

[W.Z. The Polish-Ukrainian "Civil War" in Western Ukraine, which raged between WW1 and WW2, continued even more viciously during and even after WW2. The Poles tried desperately to ensure that Western Ukraine would remain part of Poland after the war; whereas Ukrainian freedom fighters vowed to "establish an independent Ukraine, or die in the attempt". This internicine warfare between Poles and Ukrainians in Volyn and Galicia (Halychyna) was almost comical in light of the global world view of Hitler and Stalin. Hitler clearly indicated that he was carving out "lebensraum" for Germans to the East, in which both Poles and Ukrainians were destined for expulsion, extinction or slavery. Stalin insisted that Western Ukraine would be incorporated within the Soviet Union and that there would be no independent Ukraine. The policies of both were genocidal.

At the outbreak of WW2, the Red Army interned several hundred thousand Polish soldiers, which were either deported to Siberia or exterminated in the Katyn Forest Massacres. Stalin's policy was to "cleanse" the border regions of all Poles and eliminate all Ukrainian "nationalists"; Hitler's policy was to starve Soviet POWs to death and maximize civilian casualties.

As revealed by Susan Butler in "My Dear Mr. Stalin",
some responsibility for the bloodshed also falls on Roosevelt and Churchill, who "encouraged" the unrealistic Polish territorial claims even when they were fully aware that these would be rejected by Stalin.]