“Special Operation “Necro”. Declassified Stories from the Intelligence Archive”

The ADEF-Ukraine Publishing House has just published the book “Special Operation “Necro”. Declassified Stories from the Intelligence Archive”. This book is about the war on the secret front that the kremlin and its secret services have been waging against Ukraine's aspirations to defend its statehood for more than a hundred years.

Dmytro Andriyevskyi. Architect of the Restoration of Ukraine’s Independence

The name of Dmytro Andriyevskyi often appears in the documents of the nkvd/mgb/kgb of the ussr, which relate to the fundamental moments of the creation and activities of the OUN. He is mentioned as one of the main theorists and ideologists of Ukrainian nationalism and the struggle for restoration of Ukraine’s independence. The case file, which was opened in moscow at Lubyanka in 1934, was code-named “Architect”. Now declassified documents from the Branch State Archives of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine make it possible to find an answer to the question why he was so dangerous for the kremlin authorities.

Roman Shukhevych. The Last Report of the Commander-in-Chief of the UPA To the 116th anniversary of his birth (June 30, 1907)

A look at the last years of the life and work of UPA Commander-in-Chief Roman Shukhevych through the prism of declassified documents of the NKVD/MGB of the Ukrainian SSR shows that he had no illusions about how a free and independent Ukraine should emerge, namely, by force of arms in a fierce struggle against Muscovites. To this end, according to him, it is necessary to thoroughly study the enemy, know his moods, psychology, strengths and weaknesses and, which is very important, not to have disbelief in our ranks. He wrote about this in his last report, a handwritten version of which was found in the archival funds of the Intelligence.

For the Liquidation of Konovalets – A Three-Room Flat and 1,000 Rubles to Buy Furniture

In the archival funds of the Intelligence there are materials that shed light on some details of a large-scale operation to liquidate leader of the OUN Provid Yevhen Konovalets, which was carried out on May 23, 1938 by Pavlo Sudoplatov on the direct orders of Joseph Stalin. New evidence of the Bolshevik regime’s crime against the Ukrainian liberation movement is based on written reports of one of the main defendants in the case, Vasyl Khomiak, an especially valuable agent of the GPU/NKVD of the Ukrainian SSR, who acted under the pseudonyms “Lebed” and “82” and who managed to infiltrate the killer into the close circle of the leader of the Ukrainian nationalists under the guise of his relative.

Pavlo Skoropadskyi. In the Zone of Special Attention of the NKVD

Through an in-depth study of the archives of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, documents have been found that reveal new pages from the life and work of Hetman of Ukraine Pavlo Skoropadskyi and testify to the degree of Soviet special services’ (GPU, NKVD, NKGB in 1920s- 1940s) interest to his person and the Hetmanite movement in exile in general in 1920–1940. Along with the materials previously declassified and published by the SZRU, this makes it possible on the eve of P. Skoropadskyi’s 150th birthday, marked on May 15, to understand why he posed such a danger to the moscow bolshevik authorities.

Intelligence of the UPR. Unknown Pages in Its Activity

Among the archival documents of the GPU/NKVD of the Ukrainian SSR, which were accumulated in letter cases with the names “Counterrevolutionary Petliurivshchyna (the Petliura movement- Transl.)”, “Petliurites”, “UPR”, etc., there are often references and messages that shed light on hitherto unknown pages of the liberation struggle, which was not stopped by representatives of the UPR Intelligence in exile. The most valuable of this is the information about those who led the unequal struggle, believed in the restoration of Ukraine's independence and did not make any compromises with the enemy and own conscience.

Ukrainian Emigration – Against the USSR’s Presence in the League of Nations

Among the archival documents of the Intelligence there are materials about how representatives of Ukrainian emigration tried to defend the rights of Ukrainians in the League of Nations, protested against their violation by the Soviet communist regime and even strongly opposed the presence of the USSR both in this international organization and in the United Nations, which later emerged in its place.

«So that He Could Persuade Ukrainian Clergymen to Join the Moscow Patriarchate”

Among the archival documents of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, a number of cases are devoted to how Soviet special services were actively engaged in the destruction of Ukrainian Orthodoxy not only on the territory of the USSR, but also abroad. Characteristic in this regard are the measures of the MGB/KGB against the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) and its clergymen, who were prominent representatives of the national liberation movement.

“Launch Intelligence and Propaganda Work on Ukrainian Emigrés”

As a result of the Second World War, a huge number of Ukrainians found themselves outside their homeland for various reasons. Some of them returned to the USSR through voluntary or forced repatriation. The rest did not want to return mostly for political reasons and remained in Europe, South America, the United States and Canada. The processes taking place in the environment of Ukrainian émigrés of that time became subject to special attention of the Soviet special services. The MGB/KGB infiltrated their agents into various organizations and movements, trying to split them, provoke conflicts with local authorities, and conducting propaganda actions to justify Soviet policy. This is evidenced by declassified documents from the archive of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine.

Churchill's Speech in Fulton and Ukrainians’ Reaction to It

On March 5, 1946, in the American city of Fulton, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill delivered a historic speech in which he declared the appearance of the “iron curtain”, the current challenges and threats to the democratic world from the “communist russia” that arose after the end of the Second World War, and the need to guarantee the security of mankind, prevent new wars and put an end to tyranny. Immediately, a “group of Ukrainian politicians” published a “Response to Mr. Churchill”, a copy of which is kept in the archives of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine.