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Ukrainian authorities awarded the Holocaust murderers

As reports head of Ukrainian-Jewish Committee Eduard Dolinsky, Ukrainian authorities posthumously awarded the Ukrainian fascists from OUN who personally butchered Jewish population during the Holocaust.
“A wild desecration of the Jewish memory happened in Lutsk – a ceremony of posthumously awarding the Knights of OUN – murderers of Jews – commanders and fighters of the Ukrainian auxiliary police, members of OUN. Military Crosses were handed to relatives of the performers of the Holocaust – murderers of defenseless children, the elderly, men and women.
Among the recipients were the relatives of Nikolay Kovtonyuk – the commander of the Ukrainian auxiliary police in Lutsk. With his direct and active participation, Kovtonyuk exterminated more than 20,000 Jews in Lutsk.
Awards were also given to the following heroes:
• Fedir Zatovkanyuk – the second-in-command of the Ukrainian auxiliary police of Lutsk.
• Tikhon Zinchuk – the head of department of the auxiliary police of the village Toykut.
• Sergey Kachinsky – the head of the national police in Rovno. In Rovno 18,000 Jews were killed.
• Ivan Kobets – served in the Ukrainian auxiliary police in Ratno. With his participation 1800 Jews in Ratno were killed.
• Petro Ksendzyuk – served in the Ukrainian auxiliary police in Torchin. In Torchin the police together with Germans exterminated 2,000 Jews.
• Ivan Malimon – the commander of the auxiliary police in Olyka. In Olyka the police participated in the murder of 3500 Jews.
• Semen Pyatygoryk – the commander of the Ukrainian auxiliary police in the Lyubeshovsky district, participated in the extermination of 2500 Jews in Lyubeshov and its vicinities.
In total, the blood of no less than 50,000 innocent Jewish victims is on the hands of these heroes. That’s not counting those Poles and Ukrainians who were subsequently killed by them when they joined UPA after serving in the police.
The ceremony was organised by the representative of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory Lesya Bondaruk, the governor of the Volyn region Vladimir Gunchik and the initiator of the project of handing out awards – the historian Nikolay Posivnych.”

Original: https://www.facebook.com/eduard.dolinsky/posts/1743341939031200

Translation: http://www.stalkerzone.org/western-ukraine-performers-holocaust-posthumously-awarded/

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