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Dmytro Klyachkivsky "Klym Savur" - the main perpetrator of the Volhynian genocide

The Ukrainian parliament, Supreme Council of Ukraine, has adopted a resolution on the commemoration of the anniveraries and people important for the country's history. However, among the latter is one of the main perpetrators of the genocide committed on Poles during WWII.

 

Dmytro Klyachkivsky "Klym Savur" - the main perpetrator of the Volhynian genocide

Ukrainian historians try to present the slaughter of Poles in Volhynia in 1943 as a spontaneous popular rebellion, or possibly attribute responsibility for the first murders to the Bulba followers or Soviet provocations. Their main defence argument is the fact that no written orders from the OUN leadership or the UPA command regarding this massacre have been retained. However, indirect evidence and the course of events itself testify to a planned, systematic action led by Klyachkivsky.

Read the full text of Prof. Mirosław Szumiło's article on the IPN's NextStopHistory website.

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