I am an attorney by profession and, as such, prone to utilizing the easiest way to rebut Josh Cohen’s canard against Ukrainian historian and today Director of Ukraine’s Institute of National Memory Volodymyr Viatrovych by simply impeaching his sources.
Ukrainian Insurgent Army
This is the verse every Ukrainian knows. It is sacred. Self fulfiling prophesy.
This man, known as Yuriy Horlis-Hors’kyy (real last name Horodyanyn-Lisovs’kyy), is an incredibly charismatic and fascinating figure. He served as a junior officer in the army of the non-Communist People’s Republic of Ukraine in 1917-1920.
Photos of partisans of a Ukrainian Insurgent Army
70 years after the formation of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), special note was taken this year of this event throughout Ukraine and the Ukrainian global community to honor Ukraine’s heroes only very few still living, to mark this unique era in Ukrainian history and to revisit the significance of this struggle within the context of the Ukrainian nation’s quest for statehood achieved only some twenty years ago and more than thirty years after the last known UPA operation.
Jaroslaw Stetsko was born one hundred years ago in 1912. For many in my generation he was a source of inspiration, one to emulate, an indefatigable and principled warrior. He was despised by both the Nazis and the Soviets. He was determined to attain a just and independent Ukraine.
The US National Archives’ sensational new report on the CIA’s complicity in protecting Nazi war criminals during the Cold War, including alleged Ukrainian war criminals, is shockingly similar to something that the Soviet KGB could have cooked up. The authors of the report, the American historians Richard Breitman and Norman J. W. Goda, have performed a great service in revealing the CIA’s cooperation with the Nazis.