Polish parliament may recognize OUN-UPA as criminal organizations responsible for genocide of Poles
A draft resolution on the recognition of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army as criminal organizations that committed genocide against the Poles in 1939-1947 was registered in the Sejm, the Polish parliament, the Western Information Corporation (ZIK) reported.
The document was registered on April 11, 2013.
The draft resolution suggests recognizing the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), the SS Galicia Division and the Ukrainian police in German service as criminal organizations. The document emphasizes that only the specified organizations and not the entire Ukrainian people are accused of the genocide.
The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) is a Ukrainian political organization which was created in 1929 in Western Ukraine. Its immediate goal was to protect the Ukrainian population from repression and exploitation by Polish governing authorities in particular; its ultimate goal was an independent and unified Ukrainian state that would include territories inhabited primarily by ethnic Ukrainians but which were under the rule of the Polish, Soviet, Romanian, and Czechoslovak states.
The Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) was the military wing of the organization.
The SS Galicia Division was a Waffen SS division composed of Ukrainian volunteers from Eastern Galicia and designed for regular combat on the Eastern Front during the World War II.