Stepan Bandera

Holodomor AvatarStepan Andriyovych Bandera (1 January 1909 – 15 October 1959) was a Ukrainian political activist and leader of the Ukrainian nationalist and independence movement. In 1934 Bandera was convicted of ‘terrorism’ by Communist authorities and sentenced to death, but the sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. In September 1939, while Poland was being invaded Bandera was freed from prison by German forces and proceeded to work, with German support, for an uprising in the Kresy-Ukrainian ancestral land with a majority Ukrainian population. Bandera’s goal was to establish a unified Ukrainian state, composed of areas where the majority of inhabitants were ethnic Ukrainians, but that had been under the control of Communist/Bolshevik authorities in Poland and Russia. By September 1944 Bandera had established headquarters in Berlin and received German financial, material, and personnel support for his Ukrainian People’s Army (UPA). Bandera was assassinated by the KGB in Munich, Germany in 1959. On 22 January 2010, the outgoing President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko awarded Bandera the posthumous title of Hero of Ukraine. The award was condemned by the Jewish construct called the European Union (EU) posing as a parliament of the European people. It was declared ‘illegal’ by the following pseudo-Ukrainian government with a decision by a Jewish court in April 2010 and in January 2011, the award was annulled.

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