The Ukrainian nationalist movement is bought and paid for by the CIA: the truth without silence

(by Rhoda Wilson | The Exposé) – This is the true story of the Ukrainian Nationalist Movement in its current form, bought and paid for by the US Central Intelligence Agency.

Cynthia Chung has published Chapter 5 of her newly published book “The Empire Where the Black Sun Never Set: The Birth of International Fascism and Anglo-American Foreign Policy” on Substack.

The chapter details how the post-World War II Ukrainian Nationalist Movement was bought and paid for by the Central Intelligence Agency (“CIA”).

It begins by setting out some important historical facts: the historical roots of Ukrainian nationalism. Starting with Kievan Rus, a federation in north-eastern Europe from the end of the 9th century to the middle of the 13th century. Present-day Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine recognize the people of Kievan Rus as their cultural ancestors. It continues to tell the story up to the founding of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) in 1929 in what was then Poland.

The OUN assassinated Polish Interior Minister Bronislaw Pieracki in 1934. Among those tried and convicted in 1936 for Pieracki’s murder were OUN’s Stefan Bandera and Mykola Lebed. Both escaped when the Germans invaded Poland in 1939. In August 1939, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany signed the Non-Aggression Pact, dividing Poland. In 1940 the OUN would split into the OUN-M led by Andriy Melnyk and the OUN-B headed by Stefan Bandera.

In June 1941, when Nazi Germany invaded western Ukraine, there were many western Ukrainians who welcomed the invading Nazis as their “liberators”. Both OUN-M and OUN-B would spend much of the war working closely with the Germans.

Eight days after the German invasion of the USSR, on June 30, 1941, OUN-B proclaimed the establishment of the Ukrainian State in the name of Bandera in Lviv and pledged loyalty to Hitler. In response, OUN-B leaders and associates were arrested and imprisoned or killed outright by the Gestapo. Stefan Bandera and his closest deputy Jaroslav Stetsko were initially kept under house arrest and then sent to Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Mykola Lebed was able to escape the German police network and became the de facto leader of the leadership of the OUN-B, also known as the Banderists.

The following year, Lebed would become the leader of the underground terrorist wing, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), which remained active until 1956. In September 1944, German army officers in northern Ukraine told their superiors in the foreign military that the UPA was a “natural ally of Germany” and “a valuable aid to the German high command,” and Himmler himself authorized the contacts intensified with the UPA.

Also in September 1944, the Germans freed Bandera and Stetsko from Sachsenhausen.

This leads into the second half of Chung’s Chapter 5, see below. You can read the entire chapter, with references to sources included, HERE.

By Cynthia Chung

“[Lebed] is a known sadist and collaborator with the Germans” – 1947 US Army Counterintelligence Corps (CIC) Report

In July 1944 Mykola Lebed helped form the Ukrainian Supreme Council of Liberation (UHVR), which claimed to represent the Ukrainian nation and served as an underground government in the Carpathian Mountains, in opposition to the Ukrainian SSR . The dominant political party in the UHVR was the Bandera group and the UPA, which from then on served as the army of the UHVR and continued to fight the Soviets until 1956.

In 1947 a feud broke out between Bandera and Stetsko on the one hand for an independent Ukraine under a single party led by Bandera himself against Lebed and father Ivan Hrynioch (head of the Political Section of the UHVR) who were against Bandera that he was head of state.

At an August 1948 Congress of the Foreign Section of the OUN, Bandera (who still controlled 80% of the UHVR) expelled the Hrynioch-Lebed group. He claimed sole authority over the Ukrainian national movement and continued terror tactics against anti-Banderist Ukrainian leaders in Western Europe and maneuvered to control Ukrainian emigration organizations. Nevertheless, Lebed, who had become close to the Americans at the time, was recognized, along with Hrynioch, as the official representation of the UHVR abroad.

With the war lost, Lebed adopted a Reinhard Gehlen-like strategy: he contacted the Allies after escaping Rome in 1945 with a host of names and contacts of anti-Soviets located in western Ukraine and in displacement camps in Germany. This made him attractive to the US Army’s Counterintelligence Corps (CIC) despite his earlier admission in his 1947 report.

In late 1947, Lebed, who was feared to be killed by the Soviets in Rome, was smuggled along with his family by the CIC to Munich, Germany in December 1947 for their safety. Read the full article >

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