Pinsk authorities ban literary event
Members of the Ukrainian scientific and pedagogical
fellowship "Berehynya", officially registered in Belarus, intended to
hold a literary event in the village of Misiatsichy in Pinsk district of Homel
region, dedicated to the 100-year anniversary of the birthday of the Ukrainian
writer Fedor Odrach, born in this region. Ukrainian scientists who study the
writer's work, were to come to the event.
The organizers applied for authorization to the local village executive committee, but received – a negative answer from the Pinsk district authorities. The reason for the ban is that Fedor Odrach was a member of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army and fought against the Red Army. The arguments that he didn't take an active part in armed struggle and had emigrated before the wartime didn't bring any results.
At present "Berehynya's members" intend to celebrate the anniversary of Odrach's birthday in Brest.