Poland asks US to extradite Ukrainian accused of crimes against Poles

Source : 112 Ukraine

He is accused of giving orders to commit the murders of Polish residents and involvement in the brutal suppression of the Warsaw Uprising in 1944
23:20, 9 May 2017

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The Polish authorities appealed to the US Department of Justice to provide legal assistance in the extradition of a 98-year-old Ukrainian who is accused of war crimes against the Polish people. This is reported by Polish Radio.

It's about the 98-year-old Michael Karkoc, who has lived in the United States since 1949.

The main commission in investigating crimes against the Polish people accuses Michael  Karkoc of being "commander of the company of the Ukrainian Self-Defense Legion, he gave subordinate soldiers an order to commit the murders of residents of Hlan and Colonia Vladislavyn villages, and burn all houses in these settlements. As a result, 44 people were killed. Also Karkoc is accused of involvement in the brutal suppression of the Warsaw Uprising in 1944."

Such details in the biography of the Ukrainian revealed the publication of the Associated Press, which found that during World War II, he commanded a unit of soldiers who were in the service of Hitler's Germany. Then his name was Mikhail Karkotz. After that, in 2013, a criminal case was brought against him. In 2015, Germany refused to conduct its own investigation in this case because of the state of health of the accused man.

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