Bandera Supporters March in Ukraine
 
 
 
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                   
CONTACT
Mark B. Levin
202-898-2500


WASHINGTON D.C. January 4, 2021  


NCSEJ is deeply troubled over reports of a nationalist march in support of Stepan Bandera held on January 1 in Kyiv.  The march, held to celebrate the 112th birthday of Bandera, the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), was organized by political parties "Svoboda", "Right Sector", "National Corps", and the movement "Resistance to Surrender."

Stefan Bandera is considered a hero to many Ukrainians whose OUN and its military arm, UPA fought against the Soviets and collaborated with the Nazis during World War II but is also accused of carrying out murderous campaigns against Jews and Poles.

The event referred to as a march of honor, dignity, and freedom brought together 1000 torchbearers.

We have shared our concerns with the Embassy of Ukraine.



 
 
 
 
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Founded in 1971, NCSEJ represents the organized American Jewish community in monitoring and advocating on behalf of the estimated 1.5 million Jews in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, including the 15 successor states of the former Soviet Union.