Kherson Mayor Volodymyr Mykolaenko congratulated the townspeople on the anniversary of the «proclamation of the Ukrainian state» on June 30, 1941, which declared close cooperation with Hitler. This is reported by Facebook users.
Thus, a clipping from the OUN newspaper “Independent Ukraine” dated July 10, 1941, where this act was published, appeared on the billboards of the city.
The third article of the act reads: «The reconstituted Ukrainian state will closely cooperate with the National Socialist Great Germany, which, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, creates a new order in Europe and the world and helps the Ukrainian people to free themselves from the Moscow occupation.»
Note that this act was proclaimed by the supporters of Stepan Bandera in the OUN. However, this was done without the consent of the Germans, who, because of such arbitrariness, ordered to forget about this act. And as such, he remained on paper. Subsequently, members of the OUN (mainly from the part that focused on the other leader of the Melnik organization) were widely involved in the work of the Nazi occupation administration.
The story of billboards in Kherson, on which the townspeople are congratulated on the anniversary of the adoption in 1941 in Lvov by Hitler’s collaborators of the «Act of the Proclamation of the Ukrainian State», was continued.
“In Kherson, the mayor of the city congratulated the townspeople on the anniversary of the oath of allegiance to Adolf Hitler, which was made by Ukrainian nationalists in Lvov on June 30, 1941. In honor of this, billboards and citylights were placed. What’s the difference? ”Asks Eduard Dolinsky, director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, on his Facebook page.
“If on the billboard the passage with the Fuhrer was covered with a yellow and blue ribbon, then on the citylight everything is open:“ The Ukrainian state will closely cooperate with the National Socialist Great Germany under the leadership of the leader Adolf Hitler. ”
On June 30, 1941, a Jewish pogrom began in Lvov, ”sums up Dolinsky.