Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andrey Melnyk defends Nazi collaborator and anti

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In an interview last week on Jung & Naiv, Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andrey Melnyk once again defended Ukrainian fascist, anti-Semite and Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera. It is not a surprise. Melnyk is a known Bandera fan.

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This time, however, Melnyk went further than usual. Not only did he praise Bandera as a “freedom fighter,” but he denied that the OUN (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists) units Bandera commanded committed mass murder. “There is no evidence that Bandera’s troops murdered hundreds of thousands of Jews,” he said.

Melnyk’s statements are on the level of Holocaust deniers. The Banderists’ involvement in pogroms, mass shootings of Jews and the Nazi war of extermination against the Soviet Union is an indisputable historical fact.



Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andrey Melnyk defends Nazi collaborator and anti-Semite Stepan Bandera