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Russia opens criminal case against head of Ukrainian Institute of National Memory

According to the Russian investigation, Viatrovych denies belonging of the Ukrainian nationalists to Waffen-SS
12:43, 14 March 2019

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Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has opened the criminal proceeding against Volodymyr Viatrovych, the director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory due to the rehabilitation of Nazism as the committee reported.

According to the data of the investigation in Russia, Viatrovych “commits systematic denial of the facts established by the verdict of the International Military Tribunal for the court and punishment of the major war criminals of the European Axis, including the belonging of the Ukrainian nationalists of Great Patriotic War time to Waffen-SS and their participation in the war crimes against civilians” starting from November 12, 2014.

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Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has opened the criminal proceeding due to it.

“Investigative Committee of Russia will not be left behind and will continue work on the detection and prevention of such crimes, each of the fact will get the comprehensive legal assessment,” the message said.

Earlier Viatrovych stated that the Russian sanctions against him are ridiculous as does not possess property and funds in Russia.

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Besides, Viatrovych supported the initiative to recognize Ukraine as the legal successor of the Ukrainian People’s Republic (UNR).

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