The recognition of UPA fighters for independence support 45% of Ukrainians

Признание воинов УПА борцами на независимость поддерживают 45% украинцев

Almost half of Ukrainians support the idea to recognize OUN-UPA as participants of the struggle for Ukrainian independence.

The idea to recognize OUN-UPA as participants of the struggle for Ukrainian independence is supported almost half of Ukrainians (45%), at the same time, a contrary view has 33%, undecided – 23%. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the Sociological group Rating in September-October.

According to sociologists, since the survey began in 2010, the level of support this initiative has increased two and a half times.

While most of those who support the recognition of OUN-UPA – in the West (80%). In the middle of these respondents 45%. Those who hold the opposite opinion most of the residents of the South and East (respectively 52% and 46%). Relatively more support the idea to recognize OUN-UPA among men, the more affluent and those with high levels of education.

“Half of the respondents (51%) agree with the thesis that during the Second world war, soldiers of OUN-UPA defended their Homeland. The level of support the latter thesis is the same as last year (compared with 2012 increased by 1.5 times)”, – according to the data of sociological research.

Признание воинов УПА борцами на независимость поддерживают 45% украинцев

 

In addition, half of respondents (56%) are positive about the idea of reconciliation of soldiers of the Soviet army and OUN-UPA. 22% expressed the opposite opinion, while 23% are undecided with the answer.

It is reported that the survey was conducted September 27 – October 4, 2000 among respondents throughout Ukraine with the exception of uncontrolled territories of Crimea and Donbas. The inaccuracy is not more than 2.2%.

Earlier in the village Korelichi of Lviv region hallowed war memorial to the fallen soldiers of the Ukrainian insurgent army.

It was also reported that in Kharkov for the third time defaced a monument to the UPA.

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