Jobbik respectfully commemorates the Polish people murdered by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army during World War II

Jobbik pays respect to the memory of the Polish people massacred 73 years ago by members of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) on the so-called Bloody Sunday of Volhynia in the area of today’s Western Ukraine, a formerly Polish territory.

As it is known, the UPA attacked nearly 100 Polish villages on this day, capitalizing on the opportune moment as the inhabitants went to attend the Holy Mass on Sunday. The UPA’s anti-Polish atrocities claimed the lives of around 100 thousand people.

However, the incident was not only noted in history for the brutality of the Ukrainian extremists but also as a great example of the Polish-Hungarian friendship: the reports of the Polish Home Army (Armia Krajowa) show that the soldiers of the occupying Hungarian army stood up for the Polish villagers and offered armed resistance to protect them, when it was necessary, from the chauvinist UPA’s attacks.

For several decades, it was forbidden to mention the massacres and the brave stance of the Hungarian soldiers. Therefore, Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary is committed to the cause of informing the public about the events of the bloody Sunday in Volhynia and the ordeals of the Polish nation. The importance of this incident is further enhanced by the fact that the current Kiev leadership considers the members of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army as national heroes, with the red-and-black flag of the chauvinists being raised in more and more places while the situation of the Polish, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian and other minorities is becoming more and more hopeless under the reign of the current terrorist apologist government.

Ádám Mirkóczki
Vice Chairman of the Hungary-Poland Friendship Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union