President Volodymyr Zelensky's statement that the Soviet Union was the one to launch the WWII and the Holocaust is a blasphemy. Viktor Medvedchuk, Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform - For Life party said so.
"I'm definitely outraged at the fact that this came from a citizen of Ukraine, all the more from the president of Ukraine. Because (...), in my point of view, he has no right to say so, all the more representing the country as a President. Besides, talking about the USSR being behind the Holocaust, on the Day of Memory of Holocaust... it seems blasphemy to me", the politician said.
"It appears that the warriors of Ukraine's Insurgent Army liberated Europe, and there were no Soviet troops in it. And then they mention Poland. Are you people out of your mind? Rewriting history and our memory (...) I believe many of you grew up learning that the Soviet army defeated the fascism. And then, they tell me it's wrong", Rabinovych said.
Medvedchuk laid flowers to the Memorial of the deceased Soviet warriors during his visit in Berlin. The politician is sure that "talking about peaceful future is important but one cannot forget the heroes of former events".