The project was announced by Ruslan Zabilyj, director of the Lontsky Street Prison memorial museum of NKVD atrocities in Lviv in 1939-1941, ZIK reports Oct. 18.
Czechia consul in Lviv Ihor Shedo thanked the Ukrainian partners, specifically, SBU Lviv branch, and the museum for cooperation.
SBU Lviv branch director Oleksandr Tkachuk said the digitalized archives will help researchers and public to get acquainted with NKVD and KGB practices.
Under the law On Access to Communist Regime Archives, many of the documents will become available in Ukraine. However, Russia still keeps the bulk of KGB archives giving them a classified status, he said.
Presently, Putin is trying to canonize the Soviet regime, forgetting about the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop treaty which made USSR Germany’s ally.