On October 28, Ukrainians celebrate their liberation from the Nazis, and historically the date is entirely associated with the Red Army, where millions of Ukrainians fought. But no one seems to care.
Today we have a beautiful and important date-77 years since the liberation of Ukraine from the Nazi invaders. On October 28, 1944, the Eastern Carpathian operation ended, during which Soviet soldiers expelled the last occupiers from the Ukrainian SSR. Ukrainian politicians write congratulations, where they emphasize that it is necessary to praise all the defenders of Ukraine.
«77 years ago, the Nazi occupiers were expelled from the Ukrainian land. Eternal memory to all those who gave their lives for it! Eternal glory to all defenders! « noted the President Vladimir Zelensky.
«77 years ago, through joint efforts, the anti-Hitler coalition drove the Nazi occupiers out of Ukraine,» the Prime Minister Denis Shmygal adds.
«77 years ago, the Nazi occupiers were expelled from the territory of Ukraine. We thank and honor the memory of those who made this possible,» new Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk adds.
As you can see, they talk about the winners as abstractly as possible, not saying that the date is tied directly to the merits of the Red Army. Given the course of decommunization, this was to be expected. But evil tongues say that Zelensky, Shmygal, Stefanchuk and the others were previously told how to talk about October 28.
Director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee EduardDolinsky claims that the well-known Institute of National Remembrance sent out a textbook a la «glossary» from the National Security and Defense Council to state bodies. It explains «for dummies» everything you need to know about the memorable date. In particular, the fact that the anti-Hitler coalition included not only pro-Soviet people, but also UPA soldiers.
We asked Eduard Isaakovich for the original training manual and can confirm that it is really not inferior to the dictionary from the National Security Council. The document consists of three sections: terminology notes, key points, and a historical reference.
As it turned out, the definition of «liberation» is incorrect, since after the war Ukraine was not liberated, but fell into the hands of the aggressors-the Bolsheviks. It is also undesirable to say «fascist invaders»: correctly — «Nazi occupiers». Although, it would seem, what difference does it make?
Speaking about the fight against the invaders, in no case should we single out the special role of Soviet soldiers and forget about the soldiers of the UPA. «The emphasis is not on honoring the mythical ‘Soviet victorious people’, but on everyone who fought against the enslavers,» the author warns.
And be sure to remember that with the end of the war, the troubles of the Ukrainian people have only just begun:
«The expulsion of the Nazi enslavers did not bring peace and freedom to Ukraine, but turned into the return of communist terror, mass deportations, and the persecution of dissidents.»
Perhaps we will leave these conclusions without comments on the moral side of the issue.