Poroshenko signs laws praising Ukraine nationalists as “freedom fighters”

Poroshenko signs laws praising Ukraine nationalists as “freedom fighters”

Ukrainian nationalists accused of having links to Nazi Germany have been legalized, praised as freedom fighters and granted social benefits in legislation signed by president Poroshenko as part of so-called “de-communisation” package of laws.

Such paramilitary groups as Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), as well as other underground groups that operated in Soviet Union from 1917 till 1991, have been declared “freedom fighters.”

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