Ukrainian Patriots and Nationalists during World War II



Ukraine in the Second World War undergone attracts from both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Different groups of Ukrainians try to resist powerful enemies. Stepan Bandera and his the far-right Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists represented rather radical position. Regards Stepan Bandera mister Putin calls all Ukrainians Banderovci.
Prominent figure of Ukrainian history in the 20th century was metropolite Andrey Sheptytsky. He always showed his negative position to the both dictatorships. At the same time he built university that exists till today, he called people to be tolerant and rescued Jews from the Nazi.
National moment in time of the WWII is memorable event for many Ukrainians from Western Ukraine. Therefore many of them took part in Euromaidan and showed their strong position against any harassment.
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