The CIA materials about Ukrainian nationalist organizations around the world

Материалы ЦРУ об украинских националистических организациях по всему миру

23 April in Polish edition of Bibula left voluminous material about Ukrainian nationalist organizations. The following is the material of Jacek Boki in full. He’s entertaining.

I publish the document from the Central intelligence Agency, declassified in 2007, which shows a complete picture of the organizational and governance structure of all Ukrainian nationalist plans developed after 1947 in the USA, Canada, Australia and Western Europe. I hope that this document will contribute to a better understanding in Poland of the methods of work of the Belarusian-melnikovsky network of plots, the main goal of which is invariably from the beginning of the Chapter was the founder of all these organizations, i.e. Organizations of Ukrainian nationalists, methodical desire for the complete destruction and elimination of the Polish state.

Special thanks to the translator of the following text, which for obvious reasons wanted to remain anonymous.

I also have another declassified CIA report, with 28 pages of typescript about the conflict between the OUN Bandera and the OUN Melnyk. I would be grateful if someone will translate this document from English to Polish.

note, 11 November 1977
Date of information: 1971 update since 1976.
INTRODUCTION: in the early 1970-ies of the Ukrainian political environment presented many features of the prewar Ukrainian political groupings. The most important political role played by three factions of the OUN (Organization of Ukrainian nationalists): OUN/B (Bandera), OUN/M (Melnyk), OUN/Z (foreign, foreign). The first fraction was the largest, but in its ranks there were few followers of the intellectual community. The centre party was submitted URDP (Ukrainian revolutionary democratic party), UNDA (Ukrainian national democratic Alliance) and the UNP (national Union). The left consisted of: USP (Ukrainian socialist party), and the right wing was represented by: monarchists (Union of patriots) and AOU (Alliance for the liberation of Ukraine).
OUN/M OUN/Z, ORDP, UNP and USP were members of the Ukrainian National Council. The Executive body of the Council was perceived by its members as the government of the Ukrainian National Republic (UNR) in exile, which existed in Ukraine from 1917 to 1920. The Ukrainian word “Council” is the equivalent of the Russian word “Union” or “Alliance”.

A. the Main Ukrainian politehnichnyi organization in 1971:
OUN/B – organization of the Ukrainian Bandera with headquarters in Munich, where also were the headquarters of their Chairman Yaroslav Stetsko. Stecko was also President of the ABN (anti-Bolshevik bloc of Nations).

Other important members in Munich are Ivan Kashuba, Stepan Jankowski, Stephen Wise. In Innsbruck and Austria: Osip Tuska. Gregory Kabat and Vasil of Oleskiw in London. Volodymyr Kosyk and Borys Witoshynsky in Paris. Roman malashchuk and Vasil Beskhlebny in Toronto. Nikayla Segedin in Melbourne.

OUN/B associated with such community organizations as OOCS – the Organization of defense of four freedoms of Ukraine in the United States or LAN League of liberation of Ukraine in Canada. Leaders of OUN/B and AOCS in the United States are Stepan Halami, lion Futala, Ivan Vinnik

OUN/B has following publications: “Shliakh Peremogi” (Victory Trail) – a weekly, Munich, “Vizvolny Shlyakh” (Path vizvolennya/liberty) – published monthly in London and the Ukrainian review also in London; “Echoes of Ukraine” – weekly in Toronto, “Visnyk” (The Herald) – monthly in new York.

OUN/B is the decisive factor of ABN – Antipolvere Bloc Nations, which includes representatives of various non-Russian emigre organizations. In the U.S., the activities carried out ABN ABN Friends (PABNA – ABN Friends in America). AUM – Association of Ukrainian youth with headquarters in several Western countries is also accountable to the OUN/B.

OUN/M – Melnyk (Melnyk group) has its headquarters in Paris, where also the home of its leader Oleg Stool-Zhdanovich. Other key officials of the OUN/M: Arkady Lukovskiy in Paris; Dmitry Andrievsky, Jacob Makovetsky, Antin Melnyk, Ivan Geguz in Munich, Grigory Kostyuk in London: Jaroslav Havas in Newark, new Jersey, Zenon Gorodisky in Trenton, new Jersey Ocipe Zinkevich in Baltimore, Zinovy Knysh in Toronto, Nicholas Plawiuk in Ancaster, Ontario, Mark Anton in Montreal, Bogdan Boquan. The official publication of the OUN/M – “Ukrainian Word”.

Semi-official “New Way” is published in Winnipeg, Latarka (Torch) in Baltimore. With the OUN/M are connected: OVOO – Organization of revival of Ukraine in the USA, UNA – Ukrainian national Alliance in Canada, UNS – Ukrainian national Union in France.

OUN/C it has the headquarters in Munich. Main officials: Bogdan Rump (chair); Dana Rebet, Ivan Chorny, Irina Kozak in Munich; Svyatoslav cornflowers in Nottingham, England, Mr Vaskovich in Manchester, Alexander Kovalisko in Bradford, Roman Ilnytsky, Anatole Kaminsky, Roman Borkowski in new York, Vasyl Markus of Chicago, Bogdan Pidhainy, Carolo of Mikitjuk, Canada. The official monthly magazine of the OUN/Z – “Ukrainian Samostiynist” which was published in Munich.

OUN/Z is associated with the ZP/UHVR.


Overseas (foreign office) “Ukraïnskoï golovno visso’s sake,” was founded in Ukraine in 1944 as the political leadership of the UPA – the Ukrainian insurgent army.

President of ZP/UHVR is Ivan Grinoh living in Munich. The other main leaders are Joseph Beran in Bern, Switzerland, Cyril Mitrovic in Paris, Svyatoslav cornflowers in Nottingham, England, Bogdan Zaikovskii, Roman Ilnytsky, Anatol Kaminsky, Mykola Lebed, Miroslav Prokop in new York, Paulo Turul in Chicago Maruschak in Winnipeg, Miroslaw Malecki in Toronto, Bogdan Halischuk in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Miroslav Baluch in Glenroy, Vic., Australia. ZP/UHVR publishes the monthly magazine “Suchasnyk” in Munich.
In recent years, many student groups and intellectuals has established close relations with ZP/UHVR and OUN/Z.

ORDP (Ukrainian revolutionary democratic party) has headquarters in Munich, Germany. The head of it is Vasiliy Grishko, who currently lives in Munich. Other leaders URDP are Fadir of chainco, Mykhaylo Romashko, Ivan Tarasiuk in Munich, Vitaly Bender in reading, England and Midia Stepanenko in Washington, DC. In 1970 there was a split in the party and the faction led by Mykola Stepanenko organized another group with the same name, calling into question the leadership of Smith. Stepanenko is Vice President of the UNR (Ukrainian national Republic) in exile. While the majority of members remain faithful to Smith, but Stepanenko enjoys the support of Nikolay Levitsky, President of UNR in exile.

ORDP publishes the weekly “New messages” in Germany and the monthly magazine “New days” in Toronto. ORDP associated with three public organizations: ORDP – Organization of the Ukrainian revolutionary democratic beliefs/the perekonannya) in the United States, DSPS Democratic Union of Ukrainians persecuted by the Soviets in the United States and Canada, ODA – Organization of democratic Ukrainian youth in the United States and Canada.

The UNDO (Ukrainian national democratic Union) is composed of representatives of the older generation. It was founded in Western Ukraine in the 1920-ies under Polish occupation. He ceased to exist at the beginning of the Second world war and resumed its activities after the war.

Chairman of UNDO is Lubomyr Makarushka in Bonn. Other major officers are: Michael Dobriansky in Munich, Vasily Fedoronchuk in Rome, Dmytro Kuzyk in Trenton, new Jersey, Dmitry Asternic in Rochester, new York Alexander Yavorsky in Toronto. The confusion in the party caused a split in 1970. The faction, led by Eternica and Fedorcio, supported by the Supreme Council of the OUN Nikolai Levitsky. The UNDO led L. Makarushka, UNDP under the leadership of Smith and OUN/Z are currently in opposition to the leadership of the OUN/Z and Nikolay Levitsky.

USP (Ukrainian socialist party) has no supporters of the young generation and has problems because of internal misunderstandings. His main officers: Stepan Ripetsky (Chairman), residing in Brooklyn, new York, Ivan Palyvoda in Bound brook, new Jersey, Spiridon was Dougal, Panas Fedenko, Ivan Lucishin in Munich, Germany.

UNDS, based in Munich. It was founded after the Second world war in West Germany by Ukrainian immigrants from the middle class and the older generation of Eastern Ukraine. The principal officers of the UNDS are Nicholas Lewicki (Chairman), Peter Whiter, Ivan Tarasiuk in Munich, Ivan Kramarenko and Peter Samoilov at new York. They publish a weekly Meta. Its editor – Miroslav Styranka.

SP, the Union of patriots is a monarchist party headed by miss Elisavety Skoropadska, a daughter of the late Hetman Pavlo Skoropadsky, who ruled in Ukraine from April to November, 1918, officers: Bohdan Koval and Dmytro Levchuk in new York, Myron Korolyshyn in Toronto. SP publishes a weekly newspaper “Fatherland” in Toronto.

IEDs, the Alliance for liberation (vizvolennya) of Ukraine, based in USA with branches in Canada, Australia and West Germany. Its members come mainly from Eastern Ukraine. Chair: Valentyn Koval, Brooklyn, New York. Other staff: Taras Bulba-Borovets, Mr Bright and Olexa Kalinnikov. Publication of VCA is “Mission Ukraine”, published in Brooklyn. VCA is associated with the Americans to Free captive Nations, in new York.

B. 1976 – update of changes to the major Ukrainian emigre political organizations
General comments
Since 1971, the Ukrainian political parties there have been no significant changes. On the other hand, the decline in political activity of these groups should be attributed to the differences that took place in 1970 in URDP and UNDO, whose more powerful groupings, as well as OUN/Z left the Council in 1970. These events in the political life of Ukrainians in the West was offset by the increase in the activity of the younger generation of Ukrainians, first and foremost, they were persecuted Ukrainian intellectuals in the USSR.

Although the organization is still headed by Yaroslav Stetsko, his daily work is overseen by his wife Slava Stetsko and Stefan Halama, currently chief editor of a Munich newspaper “Shliakh Peremogi”. Formal deputies Stetsko are Roman malashchuk from Toronto, Canada and Gregory Tabat in Londone, England. Far-right group of members of the OUN/B, acting against Th.Stecko, publishes a quarterly the Cry of the Nation in Philadelphia, edited by Miroslav Rudy. The most famous members of the group – Boris Witoszynski and Ivan Yarosh.

Chairman Oleg Stool-Zhdanovich been sick for some time. His duties are fulfilled by his first Deputy, Denis Cvetkovski, who lives in Detroit, USA. Jaroslav Javaspace were excluded from the control of the OUN/M in 1973.

“Ukrainian independence supporters,” the official monthly magazine of the OUN/Z, ceased production January 1, 1976.

New members of the ZP/UHVR, was elected in 1971, among them Roman Kupchinsky and March Skorupskiy. Bogdan Halischuk and Eugene Brezina died respectively in 1974 and 1975.


Currently UNDP is headed by Michael Voskoboynik of Syracuse, new York. Vasiliy Grishko from Yonkers, new York, is the honorary President. Mykola Stepanenko, who heads another faction UNDP, lives in mount Pleasant, Michigan.


The stronger faction UNDO, separated from the Council in 1970, headed by Alexander Yavorsky from Toronto. Pavel Kashin is the head of another faction in Munich.

USP is terribly divided. Stepan Ripetsky – Chairman of the party. Spiridon dovhal died in 1975.

UNDS appointed Leontius, Theophilus President in Munich. The representative of the party in the USA Ivan Kramarenko died in 1974.

After the death of Elisaveta Skoropadska in 1975, who was the Chairman of the monarchist Union of patriots, the interim Council took over the leadership of the party.

The last copy of the edition of SV came out in 1975.

2. Important Ukrainian political, fraternal and youth organizations in the United States.
A. Introduction: it is estimated that currently in the US there are about 2 000 000 of Ukrainians and their descendants, including about 10,000 students. The largest Ukrainian emigre organization in the United States – the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, in which about 120 000 full members and 10 000 members are paid less and are not considered full members. It is the umbrella organization of 54 groups of Ukrainian nationalists, organized in 114 local offices.

B. Organization: number of members of these organizations are estimated, especially in regard to political organizations, many groups believe these statistics polyethyleneamine.

Fraternal organizations:
Ukrainian national Association (UNA) – 88 000 (20 000 young people)
Ukrainian workers Association (UWA) – 15 000
“Assist the Association Ukrainian Catholics – 16 thousand
Ukrainian National Aid Association – 9000 (of UNA)

(2) Academic organizations:

Naukova TOVARISTVO Shevchenko – 2000
Ukrainian free Academy of arts and Sciences – 400

(3) Youth organizations:

Ukrainian youth Association (SUM) – 6000
Plast (scouts) – 3000
Union of Ukrainian students of America (SUSA) – 1000 (240 in the new York area)
Association of democratic Ukrainian youth (ODUM) – 800
Ukrainian student Association – 200 in the new York area
Association of academic youth (Glow) – 200
Union of Ukrainian students (tusm) – 100

(4) Political organizations:
The Council of the OUN (government in exile), a branch in the United States – from 2000 to 3000
The organization of Ukrainian nationalists (OUN) also known as OUN / Melnik – 1000
OUN / Bandera or OUN / Revolution (away from the OUN / Melnik in 1940) – 5000
OUN / Dikari or predstavnistvo zagraniczne / Ukrainian Supreme liberation Council – ZP/UHVR. This group split from the OUN / Bandera in 1948 – from 1000 to 2000
Ukrainian revolutionary democratic party (URDP) – 1000
The Ukrainian people’s Democratic Party (separated from URDP) – 100
The Ukrainian national democratic Union (UNDO) – 50
The Ukrainian peasant party – from 70 to 100
The Union of Liberation of Ukraine (svu) WITH
The organization of defense of four freedoms in Ukraine (ODFFU) – the same group as the OUN / Bandera
Organization of Revival of Ukraine (OVOO) – the same group as the OUN / Melnyk
Association of Ukrainians in America (AUA) – very few members
The League of liberation of Ukraine – 200
Association of former Ukrainian soldiers – 300
Association Hetman of lords – 700
Brotherhood of former soldiers of the National army of Ukraine – 500
The Ukrainian national Union – 100

The Association of the Ukrainian federalist Democrats – (former Vlasov) – membership has not been confirmed.

3. The latest trend in Ukrainian emigration
Compared to the situation of the 1960s and early 1970-ies, when the Ukrainian political spectrum has retained many features of the prewar Ukrainian political groups, the second half of the 1970s brought significant changes due to, primarily, the natural aging process and / or a decrease in political activity.

However, in recent years, Ukrainian politics was a new phenomenon. The wave of repressions in Ukraine in 1972, has aroused great interest in the Ukrainian Affairs of the young generation of Ukrainians born and raised in the West. The civil rights movement and the rise of ethnic feelings in different groups in the United States also spurred a similar course of the situation in the community of young Ukrainians.

Among the historical Ukrainian political parties, a crucial role is played by three factions of the CNS (Organization of Ukrainian nationalists), namely, the OUN/B, OUN/M (Melnyk) and OUN/Z (sauroctonos – abroad). The first faction is the most numerous, but in her little circle of intellectuals. OUN/B is closely associated with SUM (Alliance Ukrainian youth) and such civic organizations as, for example, AOCS in the United States (the Organization of defense of four freedoms for Ukraine). Similarly, OUN/M has its supporters among the members of the Ukrainian national unity in Canada. OUN/Z, and the Association of former members of the Ukrainian insurgent army UPA recognize ZP/UHVR their representative political body.

UNR (Ukrainian national Council and its Executive body are perceived by their proponents as a government in exile, consisting of UNDS – Ukrainian national Alliance, USP – Ukrainian socialist party, OUN/M, and fractions URDP (Ukrainian revolutionary democratic party), the UNDO (Ukrainian national democratic Union) and SP (Peasant party). In 1973-74 inter-party Alliance called the Ukrainian democratic movement was co-founded by factions of the OUN/Z, ORDP and UNDO. .

At the end of the Second world war the parties of the ZP/UHVR and OUN/B were able to establish contacts with the Ukrainian underground and the partisan movement in Ukraine. The appearance of intellectual ferment in the USSR in the mid 1960-ies has caused great interest in the Ukrainian emigration, which relied on national revival in the period after Stalinskogo.

In the early 60-ies of the ZP/UHVR has made successful attempts to establish contacts with several leaders of the new movement in Ukraine. One of the most unusual products of these relationships were documents written by Ukrainian dissidents and smuggled exported from Ukraine to publish abroad. Hundreds of documents (books, brochures, appeals, protests, individual and group of letters) was published by Newspapers the prologue and Suchasnyk. OUN/M followed their example, published in 1968, “Chernobylska newspaper”, and then 5 volumes of “the Ukrainian vesnica”. These documents were obtained of ZP/UHVR.

OUN/B has achieved much less success in their efforts to establish contacts with dissidents in Ukraine, judging by the number of documents received in Ukraine and widespread in the West. The same can be said about UNDP mentioned in the 1968 essay “the Reunion or connection.”

The arrests of Ukrainian dissidents in 1972 did not stop the flow of documents to the West. These documents mostly are made by people held in prisons and camps. They include not only personal grievances but also relate to political, economic and cultural issues, problems of modern Ukraine. They get a fairly wide spread in Ukraine and become even closer to Ukrainians, especially because they are smuggled to the West, and then sent to the Ukraine to Western radio stations (Radio Liberty, BBC, Vatican Radio). At the same time, as noted above, these documents are published by the Ukrainian press in the West, are of great interest to the Ukrainian community in Ukraine (hundreds of such documents were circulated by the press service of ZP/UHVR).

Ukrainian nationalist organizations in the United States and Canada in the United States and Canada. CIA report
Antin Milleris a war criminal, the President of the world Congress of free Ukrainians in 1971-1973, which in 1991 changed its name to the world Congress of Ukrainians. From the very beginning of its existence, i.e. since 1967, both the first and the second incarnation of the organization has collected almost only Ukrainian war criminals, employees of the Ukrainian auxiliary police in the service battalions of the Third Reich, UPA, the Roland and Nachtigall, members of the Galizien division of the Waffen SS and many other Ukrainian groups destruction during the Second world war. In the first and second round of recent presidential elections in Ukraine, at the world Congress of Ukrainians, he was one of the entities that control the correctness of the electoral process. In this case, it sounds like a grim joke. But it’s true.
Mykola Lebed , the head of the Service of freedom of the OUN-Bandera, which triumvirate together with Dmitry Kleczkowski – Klom Savura, Northern commander of the UPA, and Roman Sucevita, commander of the UPA and OUN Bandera is produced on behalf of the Villia Poland to Eastern Poland former Polish military leader. Writes Professor Edward Prus, after the war, Mykola Lebed did not bother anyone in the years 1945 – 1946 he lived in Wroclaw, where in the beginning of the second half of 1946, he went, did not stop those in the American occupation zone in Western Germany.

Interesting, almost scientific material. But I asked myself the question – where the CIA are unrealistically accurate information about the nationalist movement in the Ukraine all over the world – surnames, names, positions people living on different continents, where what is published and who is friends with whom and enmity? After all, the Internet did not exist.

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