Russian Supreme Court refuses to hear case against Ukrainian PM Yatsenyuk
MOSCOW, January 27 (RAPSI) – Russian Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to hear a case brought against Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk over his allegations that the USSR had invaded Germany and Ukraine in WW2, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.
“The suit filed by Valentin Polianchik against Arseniy Yatsenyuk has been dismissed,” a court official said without explaining the reason for the decision.
During his visit to Berlin on January 8, Yatsenyuk said that “all of us clearly remember the Soviet invasion of Ukraine and Germany.”
In the suit, Polianchik alleged that Yatsenyuk had a brain injury and blamed him for false memories.
World War II began with Germany invading Poland on September 1, 1939. On September 17, 1939, Soviet troops entered Western Ukraine and Western Belarus, which Poland took over following the Soviet-Polish war of 1919-1921.
The Soviet government announced that it had done this to protect the life and property of people in Western Ukraine and Western Belarus due to the disintegration of Poland. The post-war Polish government approved the state borders that were marked as a result of the war in 1945.