Ukraine promises to open access to the archives of the KGB

Украина обещает открыть доступ к архивам КГБ

The gun of the KGB (the exposition of the Moscow Museum)

Access to documents will be available to all Ukrainians.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine plans to create a public archive of the state security Committee (KGB) of the USSR.

Thus, the Cabinet adopted a decree “On establishment of the branch state archive of the Ukrainian Institute of national memory” for free access to KGB documents.

It is noted that now the military and law enforcement agencies and courts perform non-core functions – keeping the historical documents of the repressive bodies. All these documents will be gathered in one place, access to them will be all citizens of Ukraine and foreigners.

“Today the Ukrainian archives of the repressive bodies of the Soviet Union – the world’s largest outdoor collection of materials of the Communist totalitarian regime. In Russia access to KGB documents is restricted at least until 2030,” – said in the government.

As reported Корреспондент.netAugust 2 in the Ternopil region found in the archives of the UPA.

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