Ukraine has been occupied by many countries for years, decades, and even (Russia) nearly two centuries, in some places. Accustomed to being represented in other nations’ epics and stories, the time has come for Ukraine to create a story of its own, to fit its national history.
There is an insidious story about WWII that concerns the Polish, Ukrainian, and Belarusian identities. The story has a few moving pieces, but basically goes like this: (1) the USSR did so badly in when Hitler invaded the USSR because traitors in Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus collaborated with the invading Nazis. (2) Those same anti-Soviet,Continue reading “Russia and the “Nazi Collaborator Narrative””