A veteran of Ukrainian Insurgent Army (

Veterans of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) celebrating the 103rd anniversary of the birth of Roman Shukhevych, a Ukrainian politician and UPA leader, Lviv, June 27, 2010. (Photo: YURIY...

A veteran of Ukrainian Insurgent Army ( or UPA) cries during a ceremony marking the 103rd anniversary of Roman Shukhevych’s birthday in Lviv on June 27, 2010. Shukhevych ( 1907 ? 1950) was a Ukrainian politician and military leader, the leader of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, Ukrainian nationalist partisan army that engaged in a series of guerrilla conflicts during World War II against Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. The World War II figure symbolizes the deep divides of the country seeking an identity. AFP PHOTO / YURIY DYACHYSHYN (Photo credit should read YURIY DYACHYSHYN/AFP/Getty Images)

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