The Kyiv District Administrative Court declared illegal the statement of the former head of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory Volodymyr Vyatrovych that the symbols of the Galicia SS division were not Nazi. The lawsuit was filed by the head of the Sakcent Plus publishing house, Natalya Myasnikova, in 2017, as Grati reports.
She asked to invalidate the statement of the-then head of the Institute,Volodymyr Vyatrovych, that the symbols of the 14th Grenadier Division of the SS ‘Galicia’ do not belong to the symbols of the National Socialist totalitarian regime banned in Ukraine, and prohibit the propaganda of the symbols of the Galicia SS division.
Vyatrovych said that there was nothing in this decision about whether the symbols of the SS Galicia division were symbols of the National Socialist regime.
"The court decided that the Institute should not respond to citizen's appeals about the belonging of this symbolism to Nazi. Although, how the UINM, as the central executive body would not give answers to a citizen remains a mystery to me," he wrote on Facebook.
As we reported before, 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 the Nazism.