Ambassador of Ukraine to the Czech Republic Yevhen Perebyinis insists that the communists of Czechoslovakia distributed disinformation after World War II that the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) had allegedly waged a war against the Czechs in Volyn.
"The theme of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in the Czech Republic was created artificially in a way. Of course, the history of the UPA is ambiguous and somewhat controversial, but the Ukrainian Insurgent Army did not fight with the Volyn Czechs – there is evidence in archival documents and historians' research. So this is the disinformation created by the Communists in Czechoslovakia after World War II, and unfortunately, it is still alive today," the diplomat told Radio Praha's Russian service.
The Volyn tragedy is a massacre during the Second World War when civilians of different nationalities were killed in the territory of Volyn. Historians disagree on who was the initiator and perpetrator of the mass killing of civilians.