Malaryta Official Claims BPF Supported Fascists during World War II
Head of Information Department of Malaryta district administration Siarhei Strok claimed at the meeting in Struha village BPF was on the side of the fascist Germany during the Second World War.
Meetings in Struha and Pazhezhyn villages of Brest region were initiated by Malaryta district councilor Uladzimer Malei. Uladzimir Malei has served in the strategic missiles troops for 21 years and retired as major. Now he is a member of Belarusian Popular Front. He organized the meetings to inform the local communities about their right to call a local referendum against construction of waste disposal site for radioactive soil from Brest unit "802".
Head of Information Department of Malaryta district administration Siarhei Strok took the floor after Malei’s presentation. He announced it was not worth listening to the opposition. He claimed: "I will tell you more. This comrade (if one can call his a comrade) Uladzimer Malei is a member of BPF. During the Great Patriotic War, when all of you were young, this party was on the side of the fascist Germany".
Meanwhile, BPF was created only in 1988, 43 years after the end of the war. When Zubr activists, who were present at the meeting, asked Siarhei Strok where he had worked before, he replied he is "a historian by education".