Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich spoke of the "creeping rehabilitation of Nazism" in several states of the organization.
"Meanwhile, in a number of OSCE states there is a creeping rehabilitation of Nazism, which challenges the post-war security architecture rooted in the UN Charter, Nuremberg decisions and other inviolable international legal documents. The situation in Ukraine is of particular concern, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and Ukrainian Insurgent Army (OUN-UPA), which participated in mass and brutal murders of Jews and representatives of other nationalities, including the famous 'Volyn massacre', have again raised their banners," Lukashevich said, speaking at the organization's permanent council.
The Russian Ambassador also drew attention to the situation in other countries, including Latvia, where the Law on the Status of a Participant of the Second World War, justifying Nazis, had come into force, and annual processions of the Latvian SS Legion veterans are held. At the same time in Estonia, Lukashevich notes, monuments were erected to SS criminals and annual meetings of SS veterans and their followers are organized. In Poland, monuments to soldiers of the Red Army who sacrificed their lives to end the Holocaust are destroyed and defiled.
"Russia annually submits to the UN General Assembly a resolution against the glorification of Nazism. The number of its sponsors is steadily growing. In 2017 only two states – the United States and Ukraine – voted against the condemnation of those who had exterminated Jews and other peoples under a far-fetched pretext. This reveals the true nature of the policy held by Washington and Kiev," Lukashevich added.
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