– Today, when there is a war with the occupant on the front and the fifth column inside, we remember and honor the memory of Stepan Bandera – said Andriy Tarasenko, leader of the nationalist Right Sector party.
The Associated Press noted that the march took place at a time when concerns were mounting about Russia’s gathering of troops near the Ukrainian border.
Bandera was the leader of one of the factions of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), whose armed arm, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), was responsible for the ethnic cleansing of the Polish population in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia in 1943-1944. IPN historians estimate that around 100,000 people died then. citizens of the Second Republic of Poland.